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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 682166
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Personnel Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Clinical And Translational Sciences 10050089
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Health Care Support, Information Technology, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff

Position Summary

The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) at Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed term position as a Research Associate in the Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC). This position will assist the BRIC Director and support unit goals by: providing administrative oversight and coordination for the delivery of informatics, information system, and data management services and consulting; providing direct supervision of staff and completing supervisory duties; participating in grant proposal preparation for both pre-award and post-award phases of research; and promoting a collegial and collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have experience or background in an informatics related discipline and a strong interest in information technology. The Research Associate will be expected to engage in a program of individual and collaborative research.

As a division of CTSI, BRIC is a multi-disciplinary effort to promote advancement of research and translational science by providing informatics support and consultation, delivering data management services, developing innovative tools, and leveraging existing information technology resources. BRIC works to reduce barriers to adoption of technologies and creates new tools to enhance and integrate research into the different phases of research and translational science. In collaboration with MSU investigators, BRIC facilitates the use of informatics and information technology to engage: patients, community organizations, clinicians, health systems, and researchers to advance research goals and improve the impact of research.

The Michigan State University campus occupies 5,239 contiguous acres with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The gently-rolling campus is graced by a park-like landscape, traversed by the scenic tree-lined Red Cedar River. Campus beauty is enhanced by a mature collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines that serve teaching, research and outreach functions.  Campus open space complements and unifies more than 500 permanent university buildings to serve the institution’s land-grant mission. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000.  Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education.  Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Earned Doctorate.
  • Two or more years of supervisory or management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience or background in at least one of the following:  informatics, information technology, data science, computational science, or similar experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience overseeing the implementation of informatics infrastructure.
  • Professional experience or background in a field related to human health (e.g., epidemiology, medicine or environmental health).
  • Professional experience in human subjects research.
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with outside unit leaders and professionals, as well as internal staff.
  • A record of significant participation in one or more funded clinical/translational/basic science research programs with the ability to support and promote interdisciplinary research.

Required Application Materials

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information of at least three professional references

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020, and will continue until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.  The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility for reappointment contingent on availability of funding. MSU provides an attractive benefits package.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the Michigan State University Resources website

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Department Statement

The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) at Michigan State University is a supportive, professional resource for all university investigators. Through collaborative efforts with investigators and clinicians, we each strive to catalyze and fuel the scientific process by providing interdisciplinary expertise and understanding to research teams. As a team, we leverage our collective experience to support scientific discovery and help overcome challenges and stumbling blocks. As a unit, CTSI endeavors to help advance and translate state-of-the-art science, arising from basic and clinical research, to practical use, providing tangible benefits to MSU, Michigan and the world.

CTSI values diversity and is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff, and is anti-discrimination of any kind. As a community, we seek to advance science and academic excellence while promoting a climate of civility and respect, where diverse backgrounds, viewpoints and experiences are welcomed, and all individuals and groups work and learn together. We are committed to protecting the rights of all to ensure that each person in our community is safe, empowered, valued and respected for their contributions to our mission.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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