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 to apply; search "CHEAR."

Assistant / Associate Professor

Project Associate Manager

Assistant / Associate Professor

The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center (CHEAR) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time faculty position. Placement will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank on the Instructional (Tenure), Clinical, or Research Track depending on scholarly focus.

The CHEAR Center is one of the largest health services research centers in the US that focuses on children. Eighteen faculty investigators and more than 40 research staff, fellows, and students conduct investigations and training across several core themes that include data science, emerging technologies, health outcomes research, health care policy, and communications. Our work is multidisciplinary, encompassing health services research, epidemiology, health policy, general pediatrics, and pediatric subspecialties. Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, and families through research and education. Additional information can be found at

The successful candidate will be dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, and families through research and education.  A terminal research degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is necessary as well as a record of scholarly achievement and funding capabilities appropriate to the applicant’s professional experience.  Exceptional organizational and communication skills for work in an interdisciplinary department are essential as well as the demonstrated potential for successfully engaging learners and collaborators. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests relevant to general pediatrics, although all applicants are encouraged to apply.

CHEAR faculty are actively engaged in research collaborations and patient care in partnership with the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Here, our teams come together to change children’s lives in extraordinary and transformative ways through advanced technologies and breakthrough treatments. Since 1903, the University of Michigan has led the way in providing comprehensive, specialized health care for children integrating clinical care, education, research, and advocacy to advance the health status of children, women, and their families and communities statewide.

The city of Ann Arbor is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live by national media groups, picking up such designations as being one of the best destinations for food in the Midwest and one of’s Top 10 Best College Towns.  Forbes magazine called Ann Arbor its No. 1 Most Educated City in 2014, and USA Today named it No. 6 among Best Cities for Well-Being.  Ann Arbor is a city that values family life, education, healthy living, the arts – and so much more. 

Please send CV and letter of interest to:

Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D.
Marilyn Fisher Blanch Research Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center
Associate Vice President for Research – Health Sciences, University of Michigan Office of Research 
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School
Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Project Associate Manager


The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time project manager at the associate level. This opportunity necessitates the ability to manage and complete a small project or phases of a larger project. Under general direction, the project manager will be responsible for coordinating activities of the project team, ensuring timely completion of tasks, and meeting key deliverables for funded research projects. The position requires an individual who can work independently within the scope of their responsibilities. The position includes excellent University benefits, competitive salary, and opportunities for career advancement and development. The CHEAR Center prides itself on conducting health services research using rigorous methods to improve child health in a diverse, collegial, and family-friendly work environment.

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


  • Overall responsibility for complex research projects from multiple funding agencies, including NIH, AHRQ, and ImproveCareNow;

  • Manage budgets, timelines, and key deliverables;

  • Coordinate and lead project-related meetings: agendas, handouts, scheduling;

  • Coordination of communication across key stakeholders and funding agencies;

  • Development and submission of progress reports for funding agencies;

  • Monitor progress with data processes (chart abstraction, surveys, etc.) at collaborating institutions;

  • Develop and/or provide assistance in drafting manuscripts and grant applications including supporting documentation;

  • Develop and manage of IRB applications, Data Use Agreements and legal agreements with the Department of Pediatrics and other University units and institutes (e.g. Business Associate Agreements);

  • Coordinate activities of the project team, including: students, house staff (residents / fellows), research assistants;

  • Other responsibilities as needed for completion of projects.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • 2 years of project management experience and/or research project coordination;

  • Ability to both work independently and as a successful team member

  • Ability to organize, set priorities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines;

  • Experience collaborating across multiple levels of key stakeholders;

  • Experience with developing and managing study protocols;

  • Demonstrated previous experience with IRB applications and processes, including amendments and continuing reviews;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Experienced in using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and a cloud-based file-sharing service.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work or other related field with at least 2 years of experience in management of complex projects or programs;

  • Experience with academic research enterprises including: externally sponsored research, research administration, and funding sources;

  • Familiarity with external grants submission and management;

  • Familiarity with data collection and analyses;

  • Experience in subject recruitment and informed consent;

  • Experience with writing and submitting abstracts and peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Work Locations

North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), Building 16*

*The responsibilities of this position may be fulfilled in a hybrid work environment, depending on the preference of the selected candidate. Flexible work agreements are reviewed annually and are subject to change dependent on the business needs of the hiring department, throughout the course of employment.

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.  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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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