Jobs at CHEAR

Are you interested in joining the team of the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit at the University of Michigan? View the list of job openings below and follow the links in the postings to apply online.

Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit

Job Summary:
The Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan seeks a national leader in Pediatric Health Services Research for the position of Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit.  

The CHEAR Unit is the premier pediatric health service research unit in the nation with 16 HSR fellowship-trained physicians (both generalists and from a variety of pediatric subspecialties) and PhD principal investigators and approximately 90 research staff.  Total extramural funding is $6-7M/year and over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts are published annually by CHEAR faculty.  CHEAR also houses the first NIH-funded pediatric health services research fellowship program, now in its 15th year, and a new post-doctoral training program in comparative effectiveness research.  Faculty from 10 different schools on campus are closely affiliated with CHEAR and provide unique opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research.  CHEAR also has long-standing relationships with multiple state and federal agencies resulting in the ability to have research findings directly impact policy deliberation and decision-making.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should have exceptional records of academic accomplishment, leadership ability and a strong national reputation.  Appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor depending on qualifications.

Please Send Inquiries to:
Valerie P. Castle, MD
Ravitz Foundation Professor & Chair Department of Pediatrics

U-M EEO/AA Statement:
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Research Associate

Job Summary:
The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, within the Division of General Pediatrics, is seeking a Research Associate for assistance with coordination and management of multiple research studies. The focus of these research projects is to evaluate long-term health and economic outcomes of childhood prevention programs using computer simulation modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, and survey methodologies.

Assist with project management related tasks including preparation of timeline, budgets, and progress reporting. Work closely with the principal investigator to conduct literature reviews and analyze existing datasets to identify and derive inputs to simulation models. Serve as the liaison to off-site co-investigators, stakeholder committee members, and funding organizations to coordinate project-related meetings. Assist with the development of preference measurement surveys, including recruitment and coordination of cognitive interviews. Assist with data entry and preparation of datasets for statistical analysis. Responsible for creating tables and figures for presentations and manuscripts. Supervision of other research staff. Communicate effectively within a large interdisciplinary project team.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position is required. 2 to 5 years related experience is required.

Desired Qualifications:
Master's degree in Public Health, Health Services Research, Health Policy, Public Policy, Health Economics, or similar field. Supervisory and financial management experience preferred. Background or training in economic evaluation methods (.eg., cost-effectiveness analysis), program evaluation, decision analysis, or similar methods is preferred.

Application Deadline:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended

U-M EEO/AA Statement:
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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