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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

**Job Summary**

A busy physician-scientist in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine seeks a part-time, temporary Research Assistant to work as part of the research team. The Research Assistants will support the physician-scientist and project manager in conducting research projects and manuscript preparation. The physician-scientist performs health services/health policy research and clinical epidemiology on the risk factors and outcomes of chronic disease. This position is located at the NCRC campus. A flexible schedule is available, approximately 20 hours per week. This job will be a great position for a person who desires a career in clinical research or health policy.


1. Assist with design and implementation of 2 large mailed surveys

2. Perform telephone calls to verify contact information and eligibility of potential subjects for survey

3. Prepare and mail surveys to eligible subjects

4. Assist with data entry for tracking eligibility, recruitment, and participation of research subjects

5. Perform data quality control

6. Conduct preliminary data analysis (e.g., analyze qualitative interview data in Dedoose)

7. Prepare scientific manuscripts (e.g., copy editing, proofreading, and creation of tables/figures and references)

8. Conduct literature searches

9. Schedule and attend research team meetings as able

10. Assist with posters and PowerPoint slide preparation for talks

**Required Qualifications***

+ Bachelor's degree

+ Current UM student seeking a Master's in Public Health (MPH, MS, or equivalent) or a Master's degree in a related field (e.g. Social Sciences, Biostatistics)

+ 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

+ Strong work ethic

+ Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with multiple team members

**Desired Qualifications***

+ Familiarity with REDCap preferred

+ Familiarity with Dedoose desired

+ Experience with the design and implementation of mailed surveys a plus

**Additional Information**

This position will allow the candidate to develop experience with all aspects of health services research. In particular, the position will enable the candidate to gain skills in performing interview and survey research, managing and analyzing large datasets relevant to the health care field, and managing research projects.


**MCI DeM Study**

One of the most frequent challenges clinicians face is managing serious illness in older patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that affects up to 1 in 5 older Americans. The MCI DeM study is an NIH/NIA-funded R01 study that aims to compare the quality of cardiovascular disease care in adults with and without MCI and to determine the influence of MCI on patient preferences and physician recommendations for heart attack and stroke treatment. This is a multi-center, mixed methods study in collaboration with researchers from Duke University. The study involves secondary data analysis of 2 existing longitudinal cohorts as well as primary data collection using semi-structured interviews and surveys of patients, care partners, and physicians.

**BP COG Study**

Cognitive impairment and dementia (CID) as well as high blood pressure (BP) disproportionately affect Blacks and Hispanics in the US. The BP COG study is an NIH/NINDS-funded R01 study that aims to determine the effect of BP over the life course on the risk of CID in Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites, and to estimate the potential impact of optimal BP treatment intensity to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in CID. This is a multi-center study in collaboration with researchers from Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University. The study involves pooling and harmonizing data from 6 existing longitudinal cohorts, secondary data analysis, and simulation modeling.

**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.

**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.

**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.

**U-M EEO/AA Statement**

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

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Ann Arbor CampusAnn Arbor, MI

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**Posting Begin/End Date**

6/05/2018 - 6/19/2018

**Career Interest**

Temporary Job Opening

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