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
vcastle[at]umich[dot]edu

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

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Res Asst I Soc Sci (Temp)

Job Summary:
Under general direction of faculty and senior research personnel, this individual will be responsible for the design and implementation of research projects in the Division of General Pediatrics. Research topics include child passenger safety, injury prevention, and behavior change. The research coordinator will assist with study design, subject recruitment, data abstraction, data management, and supervision of research assistants.

Responsibilities:
Assist with design of multi-faceted interventions to promote size-appropriate child passenger restraint practices among parents. Develop and implement data collection protocols for research studies. Conduct background reviews on child health research topics with a focus on child passenger safety. Assist with recruitment, scheduling, and analysis for research study. Assist with presentation of results, including editing of manuscripts and reports.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree required. Experience working on a team with supervisory experience necessary. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, personable and approachable, ability to communicate effectively, ability to work independently but also as a team player.

Desired Qualifications:
Masters degree in Public Health preferred. Knowledge of child safety seats preferred. Experience with IRB desired. Knowledge of web design desired.

Additional Information:
This is a grant funded position.

Background Screening:
University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

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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