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Are you interested in joining the team of the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan? If positions are open, they will be listed below. Click on the links below to learn more or visit careers.umich.edu to apply; search "CHEAR."


Center Manager

Job Summary

The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center, within the Division of General Pediatrics, is seeking a Center Manager for assistance with overall management of the center.  The CHEAR Center includes 18 core faculty research investigators and more than 40 research staff, fellows, and students. We conduct research and training in health outcomes and health policy across several core research themes, such as data science, emerging technologies, outcomes research, policy, and communications. Our work is multidisciplinary, encompassing epidemiology, health policy, health services research, general pediatrics, and pediatric subspecialties.  The successful candidate will enjoy working in a dynamic, collaborative environment and must have excellent organizational, planning, and communication skills. This position reports directly to the Center Faculty Director.  This position is funded through center funds.

Mission Statement

Delivering quality research for positive impact on children’s health and well-being.

The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center (CHEAR) at the University of Michigan is a multidisciplinary, health services research center, based in the Division of General Pediatrics.  Our multidisciplinary health services and policy research work encompasses general pediatrics, pediatric subspecialties, epidemiology, and health policy.  CHEAR collaborates with partners at more than 10 schools, colleges, and institutes and is funded by federal agencies (NIH, AHRQ, CDC, PCORI, HRSA), foundations, state government, and philanthropy. Our members are a policy resource, actively engaging and identifying current high-priority issues in child health for the advancement of child health.

CHEAR’s strength comes from its faculty, fellows, and staff who work together to make a difference in the lives of children through research. Our Faculty Investigators are core faculty members located on-site within the Center who serve as Principal Investigators conducting transformative research. Our Faculty Executive Representatives are comprised of colleagues from partner schools and colleges on the University of Michigan campus including business, engineering, law, public health, public policy, dentistry, social work, pharmacy, nursing, and education.  Our Research and Administrative Staff are talented and dedicated individuals who provide the support and expertise necessary to facilitate all aspects of our operations.

Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, and families through research and education.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

Responsibilities*

  • Develops and contributes to the overall strategy, direction, and vision of the Center.  Leads the coordination, launch, implementation, and expansion of new strategic initiatives from concept to completion.
  • Leads in the development, implementation, and administration of a variety of projects and activities as directed and assigned by CHEAR Center leadership.
  • Leads, directs, and oversees special projects and initiatives for the Center.
  • Coordinates and prepares documents and reports relating to Center’s project- and research-related initiatives, including preparation of the annual reports to the department and other stakeholders. Serves as the one point of contact and directs data collection methods.
  • Leads faculty recruitment initiatives and oversees research staff hiring/management with the division administrator and division HR specialist.  Provides guidance and advice to research investigators in matters of research administration, including identifying research funding opportunities for investigators and ensuring that projects are adequately scoped and staffed.
  • Center liaison to the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the School of Public Health, and other departments/units for the encouragement of scientific collaborations.  Leads continuing current collaborations and identifying and developing new partnerships in the Health Policy and Population Health Sciences Research communities at the University of Michigan and external research partners (e.g., the Michigan Department of Health and other governmental agencies).
  • Leads, coordinates, and implements all activities for the new postdoctoral fellowship training programs, including management of application process, assignment of mentors, and processes required documentation. Coordinates related educational activities including the CHEAR Research Seminar, the Work in Progress seminar, the Fellows seminar, the Working Group on Modeling Health and Economic Outcomes Seminar, and the Summer Internship Program.
  • Directs the creation, development, and implementation of a comprehensive communication strategy for the Center, including website, social media, press releases, visual abstracts, other promotional materials.  Oversees implementation of these communication strategies including a social media strategic framework to disseminate research findings, strategies to foster collaborations, and development of a public presence for the Center. Oversees research and administrative staff in these communication activities.
  • Serve as lead in the design process for new suite of reporting tools.  This includes the development and implementation of a comprehensive group of materials to support relationships with external stakeholders, including formal and informal progress reports.
  • Facilitates faculty engagement through organization of meetings and retreats, and oversees public relations and conference/program planning for the Center, including an annual endowed lecture event.  Includes complex meeting scheduling, selecting and identifying topics of discussion for the development of relevant agendas, selects and prepares materials for discussion, preparation of minutes, serving as host for both internal and external collaborators and stakeholders.
  • Serves as staff lead for a research staff of 20+.  (providing educational programming, identifying professional development opportunities, matching research staff with project and PI needs).
  • With all project responsibilities, the Center Manager will continuously analyze processes, procedures, deliverables, and independently make adjustments both throughout the project and at project completion.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree
  • Demonstrated previous experience performing budgeting and financial management activities. Familiarity with pre-award and post-award processes for sponsored research
  • Ability to organize, set priorities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines; ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience presenting
  • Proven ability to function as a member of a team, build effective working relationships and demonstrate initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and tolerate a moderate degree of ambiguity while still working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint

Lead Level:

Minimum 10 years, 7 of related experience, i.e. published in a field of specialty and academic knowledge in a field or discipline. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in public health, health services research, health policy, public policy, or other health research related field or comparable work-related experience
  • Experience working in a research environment; Background or training in health services research, biostatistics, population health sciences, or similar methods desirable but not required; Experience managing electronic health data and user interfaces; Experience developing infrastructure for using Epic/MiChart data for research.
  • Working knowledge of academic healthcare
  • Interest in healthcare, especially population health

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday days (not to exceed 40 hours/week)

Work Locations

300 North Ingalls St. Ann Arbor, MI

Background Screening

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.

Application Deadline

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. Application deadline 02/02/2022.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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Admin Asst Inter Healthcare

Job Summary

The Administrative Assistant Intermediate will provide administrative support to the research faculty of the Child Health Evaluation and Research Center. Primary support includes calendaring, travel arrangements, correspondence including transcription, proof reading and formatting. Experience in an academic research environment is necessary.

This position requires independence, critical thinking and a strong ability to follow-up while seeing tasks through to completion, for example, the management of complex calendars and schedules. Supporting multiple investigators and making travel arrangements are required. The ability to identify and trouble shoot areas of conflict before they arise is essential.   

Mission Statement

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

Responsibilities*

  • Schedule and maintain daily calendars
  • Make travel arrangements with detail accessible by calendar and itineraries.
  • Initiate and edit correspondence.
  • Proofread and edit manuscript submissions in accordance with journal-specific requirements.
  • Maintain bibliographic database using various software programs.
  • Coordinate hosting activities for meetings of varying size and complexity.
  • Coordinate use of shares conference facilities, services and A/V equipment.
  • Coordinate the Health Services Research Seminar Series.
  • Support meetings/seminars with agendas, PowerPoint presentations, seminar posters, room setup and refreshments.
  • Schedule and prepare itineraries with complex meeting schedules.
  • Appropriately and effectively communicate with multiple stakeholders including donors.
  • Direct matters to appropriate persons for action or follow-up.
  • Assisting in preparation of faculty CV's and annual reports.
  • Coordinate meetings and other events in both virtual and in-person settings.
  • Maintain filing systems.

Required Qualifications*

  • Five years of experience in the performance of progressively responsible administrative and complex clerical work. Experience in an academic research setting is necessary.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proofreading and editing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff and students under a variety of circumstances. Ability to investigate and solve complex situations.
  • Strong multitasking ability with propensity to adjust for changing priorities.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of M-pathways.

  • Knowledge of UM SPGs including travel and Pcard usage.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday days (not to exceed 40 hours/week)

Work Locations

300 North Ingalls St. Ann Arbor, MI

Background Screening

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.

Application Deadline

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. Application deadline 1/31/2022.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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