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Mixed Reality Research Assistant

Company: University Of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

How to Apply

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.


The Center for Surgical Innovation is looking for a qualified candidate interested and passionate about the development of eXtended Reality (XR) applications in medicine. This position will include data analysis, conduction of research studies, and manuscript development. The selected candidate will be provided with experience in the operating room and surgical simulation training to assist with conducting this research. This position provides the opportunity to be a part of a medical and research team excited to produce manuscripts. This is an opportunity to be on the frontier of groundbreaking research and use of XR technologies that will help redefine how we perform medicine in the future.

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.

Our Impact

The Center for Surgical Innovation is composed of many different innovators and entrepreneurs from across Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan main campus. We focus on bringing cutting edge solutions to clinical care, research, and education with an emphasis on thinking outside the box. The center has been a leader in working with faculty and students to use extended reality technology for various research, education, and clinical applications through our campus-wide collaborative: the Center for Medical Surgical and eXtended Reality (CMSXR). We are members of the nation's first Mixed Innovations in eXtended Reality (MIXR) Center, supported by the National Science Foundation's Industry-University Collaborative Research Center program, as well as industry sponsors such as the FDA, Microsoft, Google, Meta, Sony, Phillips, ApoQlarm and GigXR. The goal of the MIXR center is to improve medical training, patient management, and health care outcomes across all areas of clinical practice using extended reality technology.


* Analyze data from current and prior surgical operations and collect patient demographic and outcome information for mixed reality research projects (40%)

* Assist with mixed reality research studies, both in surgical/procedural training, as well as in the operating room. Assist research team with mixed reality equipment set-up during operations. (30%)

* Attend meetings with faculty, residents, students, and industry partners involved in various mixed reality research projects (15%)

* Assist the research team with manuscript development (10%)

* Other duties, as assigned, to mixed reality research at the Center for Surgical Innovation (5%)

Required Qualifications*

* Bachelor's degree in health science or related field

* Familiarity with (or willingness to learn about) mixed reality technology and an understanding of medical terminology

* Excellent work ethic

* Superb attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills

* Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

* Ability to effectively communicate with staff and faculty of all levels

* Ability and willingness to work some evening and weekends, in accordance with study needs

Desired Qualifications*

* Previous academic and/or work experience related to clinical and health sciences mixed reality research

* Experience with manuscript development

Work Schedule

Work schedule will be dependent upon project needs, but is likely to average 10-15 hours per week.

Work Locations

This position may be eligible for remote and/or flexible work opportunities at the discretion of the hiring department. 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. However, we anticipate this position to be onsite for the majority of their schedule.

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.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible

Keywords: University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor , Mixed Reality Research Assistant, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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