Open Positions

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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