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We seek a full-time Research Area Specialist to support several research and evaluation studies focused on behavioral health services and behavioral health policy. The Research Area Specialist will work in partnership with faculty investigators within the Department of Psychiatry and their colleagues at the University of Michigan. Duties involve project management (e.g., timeline and meeting oversight, staff supervision, and general budget oversight); assistance with developing and implementing data collection activities; participation in writing of reports, manuscripts, and grant applications.
Selected candidate will be hired at the Intermediate or Senior level, per experience. Employees in this classification are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position. Employees typically analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree. Under FLSA, this is the exempt job classification for this title. Incumbents in this position must meet the full criteria for exempt status: salary level, salary basis, and duties tests.
Coordinates multiple health services research studies, working with faculty investigators to develop and implement project timelines and staffing plans, organize project-related meetings, and meet reporting requirements.
Oversees research regulatory requirements on behalf of the projects, including completion of Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, implementation of consent procedures, coordination of data sharing agreements.
Participates in the selection and/or development of data collection instruments and other research methodology, based on review of the literature; assists with testing of new instruments.
Develops, tests and implements data collection protocols, including data management.
Participates in data collection (e.g., conduct of semi-structured interviews) and participates in data analysis and/or interpretation.
Drafts reports of findings, manuscripts, and grant applications.
Supervises other research team members including Research Assistants, work-study students, and volunteers; may assist with orientation, training, and providing performance feedback.
5+ years general research experience, with some involvement in data collection and management.
Experience with scientific writing (e.g., research reports, manuscripts)
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Exceptional attention to detail and a personal commitment to high quality work.
Ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary settings and work efficiently as part of a team while meeting deadlines.
Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and regularly exercise judgement in setting priorities.
Master’s Degree in public health, health science, health education, public policy, or social science
Experience with either qualitative or quantitative data analysis
Experience with University financial procedures and monitoring of grant expenditures
Experience supervising research staff.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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