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The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is seeking a
highly motivated and organized individual to assist in the
coordination of two federally funded projects focused on injury
prevention. This individual will be accountable for coordinating
the near real-time opioid overdose surveillance monitoring system
in partnership with many public health, public safety, state, and
local partners, and assisting with a multi-site research study
related to youth firearm violence.
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.
- Assists in the coordination of the System for Opioid Overdose
Surveillance (SOS) under general direction of the SOS project
- Collaborates in the development and design of the SOS pilot
projects according to plans developed by the SOS leadership
- May act as a liaison between the Injury Prevention Center team
and the numerous public health and public safety partners.
- Performs qualitative data analysis for the many SOS pilot
projects. Provides drafts of summary reports.
- Manages electronic surveys using the survey software,
Qualtrics, including creating surveys, exporting data, analyzing
results and drafting data reports.
- Assists in the coordination of a multi-site research study
recruiting 18-24 year olds from 3 emergency departments across the
- Draft study protocols including recruitment and follow-up
- Organizes and maintains collected participant research
- Performs medical record abstraction when needed.
- Creates and maintains regulatory management files, including
institutional review and reporting requirements.
- Conducts literature reviews.
- Formulates research methods and suggests options for improving
quality; identifies potential problems, recommends and implements
- Conducts data collection and verification.
- Performs data analysis and interprets results.
- Presents/co-presents with leadership team at meetings and
conferences; assists in acquiring funding including writing grant
- Master's Degree in public health, social work, or related
- Qualitative data analysis experience related to overdose
response and prevention work required.
- Experience with data abstraction of medical examiner
- Experience with near real-time surveillance systems,
specifically related to overdose.
- Experience conducting qualitative interviews with community
stakeholders around overdose prevention and response work.
- Ability to travel throughout the state to meet with program
partners in both urban and rural settings statewide.
- Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong technical writing and verbal/public speaking
- Ability to build and maintain relationships with community,
administrative, and state partners.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively with a
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is
committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all. We
strive to value the unique contributions of individuals, and
support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners and
larger community. This includes supporting the development of a
diverse workforce across identities such as the race, ethnicity,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and
Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and an
affirmative action employer.
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.
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
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4/22/2021 - 5/06/2021