Research Lead, Healthcare

The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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About the Institute: Located at the University of Michigan, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI) is an independent, non-profit research and educational organization guided by our founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.With deep expertise across multiple industry sectors and disciplines, we partner with profit-seeking firms and nonprofits to develop and apply proven business practices.
About this Position: This full-time, exempt position will create and develop intellectual capital, disseminate information, and engage academics and practitioners in developing the private sector within healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This role is based in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office, but will require multiple trips to LMICs each year (10-30% with 1 to 2 weeks’ notice). This role will not supervise others but may work as an individual or team member to carry out the work required to meet the client’s objectives which could include: creating or co- creating project work plans, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, conducting primary and secondary research, developing data collection tools (both quantitative and qualitative), in-country data collection, developing Excel-based models, drafting interim and final reports, presenting final results, draft concept notes and proposals to secure project funding, etc.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a business, science or engineering related field as well as: five (5) or more years of relevant work experience in a globally-focused health related field or 5+ years of experience living and working in a LMIC.


Additionally, candidates must be able to effectively communicate advanced analytical and conceptual ideas and findings to technical and non-technical audiences, verbally and in written English; the ability to speak a language common to a LMIC (e.g., French or Spanish) is a plus. Must also have a high level of proficiency with quantitative analyses. Experience designing and building Excel-based models is a plus. The successful candidate must have current work authorization for employment in the USA; proof of citizenship or immigration status will be required upon employment.


Please mention your career interest in this position in a brief cover letter, specifically which aspect of international healthcare you are most interested in pursuing if hired for this role. To learn more about this role and view all candidate requirement details, etc. click on “Apply Now”.


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