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A physician-scientist in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine seeks a full-time Research Area Specialist to work as a key member of the project management team. The Research Area Specialist will support the physician-scientist and the research in conducting research projects and grant preparation. The physician-scientist performs health services/health policy research on the quality and value of healthcare for an aging population with a special interest on complex older adults and Alzheimer’s Disease. Current projects include studies of healthcare outcomes for people with dementia, older women with urinary incontinence, and care at intersection of acute and long term care. The hours are 40 hours per week. This job will be a great position for a person who desires a career in health services and health policy research.
Help manage research projects, including collaborations across external organizations
Perform data management tasks and creation of tables and figures for manuscripts, grants, presentations
Prepare grant applications (e.g., copy editing, proofreading, and creation of tables/figures and references)
Prepare documents for data use agreements and Institutional Review Board applications
Assist with manuscripts, posters, and PowerPoint slide preparation for talks
Track publications and maintain accurate and detailed study records
Conduct literature searches
Schedule and attend research team meetings
Proficiency in the PC environment and with programs including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to prioritize tasks for meeting project deadlines
Superb interpersonal skills
Ability to write about and summarize scientific concepts for both scientific and non-scientific audiences
Strong work ethic
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with multiple team members
Associate Level: Bachelor degree in related field, Master’s degree preferred in Public Health (MPH, MS, or equivalent) or a Master's degree in a related field (e.g. Social Sciences, Biostatistics). 1-3 years-related experience required.
Intermediate Level: Master’s degree Public Health (MPH, MS, or equivalent) or a Master's degree in a related field (e.g. Social Sciences, Biostatistics) with at least 4-5 years of experience in academic research environment.
Experience in healthcare research for older adults
Knowledge of health care policy and administrative data
Experience using a statistical program (Stata or SAS preferred)
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
DESCRIPTION OF EXAMPLE CURRENT PROJECTS
Correlates and Consequences of Making an Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Diagnosis
As the population with Alzheimer’s Disease grows and science improves, it is critical that we understand how to ensure the gains in knowledge and quality of care are equally accessible to older adults with cognitive impairment across the United States. The stage of disease when a person with dementia obtains a clinical diagnosis varies across the United States and across sub-groups of older adults. This study will use national administrative data linked to national surveys to understand the variation in timing of diagnosis and to examine whether early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia improves clinical outcomes for older adults.
Major Surgery in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Effects of Technology and Policy
With few effective treatments to prevent the disease Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) or slow its progression, we are limited to managing established disease and avoiding further negative outcomes, at a cost of $100 billion per year. These extraordinary costs arise in part because ADRD complicates the management of comorbid conditions, especially in the hospital setting. Surgery is particularly prone to costly complications. Policy-driven innovation in surgical technology has led to less invasive approaches that translate into shorter hospital stays. The diffusion of these new procedures in people with ADRD may be beneficial if they can be performed safely but could also lead to more surgery which could have negative population effects. In this study, we will develop a better understanding of the use of major surgery in patients with ADRD to inform the broader impact of health reform and diffusion of new technologies on this population.
University of Michigan Long Term Care Data Archive 2018-2019
Through this project, The University of Michigan maintains a large database of administrative and assessment data provided by Michigan DHHS in order to assist them in managing their long-term care programs. The investigators support the DHHS in its use of databases by developing profiles of persons served across settings, developing algorithms and scales, and preparing reports for DHHS. Other analyses and reports are also provided as requested by MDHHS in conjunction with the investigators that evaluate policy and management strategies.
Michigan Medicine 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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 168418
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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