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University of Michigan

Job Description


The Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) at the University of Michigan Medical School is a first-of-its-kind basic science department focused on the learning sciences within health at all levels of scale: individuals, teams, organizations, and large-scale systems that span states and nations. For more information about the department, see Within DLHS, there are ongoing research projects to investigate learning and training in medical settings. One of these is an investigation of technological innovations in medical school admissions, specifically the deployment and reception of a new computer-based interpersonal skills test, to understand how it has been developed and how it is being used at medical schools across the United States.


The Research Assistant will work with a faculty member in the Department of Learning Health sciences to support ongoing research in medical education. Responsibilities may include: assisting with data gathering, data cleaning, data maintenance, analysis and library research.

Required Qualifications*

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications*

Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Analytical skills

Communicates effectively, both written and verbal

Strong organizational skills / attention to detail

Adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines

High degree of professionalism

Diplomatic / uses good judgment

Team-player / collaborative

Demonstrates initiative and follow-through

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, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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