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The University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine is actively recruiting highly motivated pediatric emergency medicine faculty for our division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Candidates who have completed their PEM training through pediatrics or emergency medicine residency pathways will be given equal consideration. Specifically, we are looking for qualified candidates who will be willing to work clinically and have experience and/or expertise in the following areas of strategic interest:

* Research faculty in all aspects of EMSC (emergency medical services for children) – specifically, we are especially interested PEM faculty with advanced research training (MPH, PhD) and those who either have extramural grant funding or are interested in a career in research in PEM.

* Informatics and large data analytics including machine learning and AI

* Prehospital care and EMS


Core Values: The mission of our department is to create the future of emergency care. We envision ourselves as an emergency care system that engages our patients and the entire health care system to provide solutions to the growing need and complexity of emergency medical care. We pursue this mission through advanced clinical practice, cutting edge research, innovative education, and service to the health system, community, and our global partners.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all. We 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

Provider wellness: Physician wellness is a high priority within the institution and our department. Annual surveys are completed by faculty and staff and action items are identified and acted upon. We are one of the first to implement the Compassionate Peers and Stress Support (COMPASS) program.

Institution: Michigan Medicine includes the University of Michigan Medical School, Hospitals and Health Centers, and School of Nursing- all highly ranked with state-of-the-art resources. Close proximity to the University's world-renowned schools of Public Health, Engineering and Business also offers unique opportunities for collaboration. Patient Care: We provide care for roughly 35,000 pediatric patients per year at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Emergency Room. We are a level one pediatric trauma center and a verified pediatric surgical center. Our annual census has been increasing by 5% each year and are in the process of a 10 bed ER expansion with an expected completion date of January 2023. We have a committed nursing staff providing excellent care for our patients along with pharmacy, social work, and child life support 24/7.

Research: The U-M Department of Emergency Medicine is ranked #1 in National Institutes of Health funding and continues to receive significant funding from other federal agencies, foundations, industry, and philanthropy. We have a robust infrastructure to support a wide variety of research endeavors including basic sciences (small and big animal research facilities), genomics, metabolomics, health services research, clinical trials, and big data analytics. Notable research programs include: Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) , the U-M Injury Prevention Center, and the Acute Care Research Unit (ACRU). In addition, we are engaged in developing state-of-the-art innovative tools and interventions in adult and pediatric critical care at the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC). Finally, the department is the Clinical Coordinating Center for SIREN Research Network and the lead site for Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC). We also host the only global emergency research and education network; Emergency Medicine Education and Research by Global Experts (EMERGE network). The University of Michigan is one of the largest public research institutions in the United States and offers broad opportunities to collaborate. Education: Our four-year emergency medicine residency is in partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor and Hurley Medical Center, Flint. The PEM fellowship is well established and greatly supported by our department. The fellows are an integral part of our division.

We emphasize clinical excellence and premier preparation for careers in academic medicine. Emergency Medicine is a required clinical clerkship at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Compensation/Benefits: We offer competitive salaries and an excellent fringe benefit package. Academic rank based on credentials.

Requirements: Fellowship training and/or board certification in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Ann Arbor: Is a bustling university town, culinary hotspot with a great downtown. It’s home to the sprawling University of Michigan, known for its research programs. The University of Michigan Museum of Art displays works from around the globe and spanning centuries. Science-focused attractions in the city include the Museum of Natural History and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, with kid-friendly interactive exhibits. Great college sports town with professional sports close by in Detroit. Ann Arbor public schools are excellent.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES: Please send a one-page letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Prashant Mahajan and Lori Blough ( If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, please direct them to Lori Blough.


Prashant Mahajan MD MPH MBA
Vice-Chair Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5301


Assistant Research Scientist


To be considered, a cover letter and resume are required.  The cover letter must be the leading page of your resume and should:

  • Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position and
  • Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Starting salaries will vary depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.


Are you wicked smart?  Do outer joins and random forests make you giddy like when you were a kid at the toy store?  Do we ever have a position for you!  We are in search of a Research Faculty Data Scientist to develop predictive analytics that will help improve the treatment of patients in critical care areas such as neurologic emergencies, sepsis, cardiac arrest, and combat casualty care.

This position offers a unique opportunity in the areas of data science and analytics at the University of Michigan’s Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC). Research in our center focuses on developing clinical decision support systems and a real-time analytics platform for developing and translating advanced data science into critical care.

We are looking for an ambitious, talented, and self-motivated individual with an interest in solving problems as an analytical thinker. Therefore, the candidate is expected to be a dynamic problem solver who is not afraid to “fail fast” as we look to develop the best analytics possible.

This role requires active collaboration with our Data Science team as well as with other clinical collaborators within the school and in other institutes. This collaboration will include requirements gathering to ensure we fully understand exactly what “done” looks like before we start the development of a project.

In addition to being our go-to predictive model developer, this role will have the opportunity to be the primary lead in developing grants and to provide oversight on the projects being worked on by our team.


The U-M Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) is one of the world’s first comprehensive research enterprises devoted to transforming critical care medicine by accelerating science and moving it from bench to bedside. To do this, MCIRCC brings together integrative teams comprised of world-class U-M scientists, clinicians, and engineers with industry partners and funding sources to develop and deploy cutting-edge solutions that elevate the care, outcomes, and quality of life of critically ill and injured patients and their families.


  • Develop cutting edge machine learning algorithms to predict deterioration in a patient’s condition long before the deterioration is detectable
  • Identify data sets needed to develop analytics through consultation and collaboration with faculty, researchers, clinicians, and team members.
  • Translate customer use case requirements into MCIRCC solution designs, demos, and project proposals
  • Communicate clearly and consult with our multi-disciplinary team of scientists, developers, and clinicians.
  • Be an expert on the latest machine learning techniques, methods, and research, and how each of these apply to our use cases
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • Write technical grant proposals explaining our unique innovations to a diverse audience
  • Write manuscripts to summarize research findings
  • Mentor junior team members while providing insight on the projects they are developing


  • PhD Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or Data Analytics
  • Data science related publication record
  • 5+ years minimum demonstrated technical knowledge of commonly used data science Python packages including numpy, pandas, and scikit-learn.
  • Proficiency using relevant tools (Python, R, MATLAB, MySQL)
  • Willingness to learn and quickly adjust to new tools and systems
  • Capable of converting ambiguous problem statements into concrete project requirements
  • Passion for data-driven results and customer initiatives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand and explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Confident teaching and coaching abilities

In addition to the above qualifications, candidates should expect the following effort allocation:

  • Model Development (25%)
  • Innovative Research Ideas (20%)
  • Grant writing (20%)
  • Mentoring (20%)
  • Writing manuscripts to summarize work (15%)


Phil Jacokes
Managing Director
Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC)

Physician Assistant

Job Summary   

The University of Michigan Health System, regionally and nationally known for its commitment to providing high quality, family-centered patient care seeks experienced, certified physician assistants for our Emergency Department. The ED is a Level 1 trauma center for adults and children with approximately 105,000 visits per year, providing a fast-paced and exciting work environment. Our physician assistants serve as integral members of a multidisciplinary team providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients across the continuum of age and acuity in a variety of treatment areas including the Adult Emergency Services, Children's Emergency Services, and the Emergency Critical Care Center. In addition, the ED PA coordinates emergent and urgent care with consultant services, recommends follow-up care, facilitates referrals to various internal and external facilities and participates in multidisciplinary continuous quality improvement and research initiatives.

The ED provides paid continuing medical education (CME) and opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in addition to the University of Michigan's excellent benefit package. 

Required Qualifications* 

  • Satisfactory completion of a Physician Assistant program accredited by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • One year of experience as a Physician Assistant in an emergency setting performing typical emergency procedures including, but not limited: to suturing, lumbar puncture, splinting, wound care, fracture care.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple clinical tasks.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Able to communicate effectively (oral and written).
  • Demonstrates professionalism, consideration and confidentiality towards others in stressful situations.
  • Able to meet all credentialing requirements necessary to obtain required privileges of service.


* Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

* Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

** Under Michigan Law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):

You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications* 

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Two or more years of experience as an emergency PA
  • One or more years PA experience in a tertiary, high volume emergency department
  • One or more years PA experience in emergency care of children
  • One or more years PA experience in a critical care setting.

Work Schedule 

Note:  This is a full time position with rotating shifts including weekends.

Additional Information 

This position may be filled using an FLSA exempt or non-exempt designation. 

Background Screening 

University of Michigan Health System 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   

The University of Michigan Health System 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement   

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

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