Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure System

The Department of Family Medicine in the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University (MSU) announces the search for a tenure-track faculty position to strengthen community-engaged research in partnership with Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) populations in Southeast Michigan.

Successful applicants will have a background in primary care, health systems, epidemiology, public health, or community health. Successful applicants will also have a demonstrated track-record of community engaged research and collaboration with MENA populations, to promote and enhance access to culturally competent physical or behavioral healthcare. While all topics of focus related to these areas will be considered, we are especially interested in applicants focused on research pertaining to care and prevention of chronic conditions and health disparities in primary care and community-based settings. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications and external federal funding or scored application(s). A track record of successful research partnerships and experience in key roles within community based participatory research teams is expected.

Applicants must have a doctoral and/or an MD/DO degree with substantial experience in community-based research. The department is based in East Lansing, MI with faculty distributed throughout the state of Michigan, including researchers engaged in bench-science, clinical, and public health work. The Department offers mentorship from experienced researchers with established collaborations in Southeast Michigan, including health care systems and community health organizations that serve the MENA community. The Department also has partnerships with local and state public health departments, experts in community engaged research, and a relationship with a robust University Extension office.

If you would like more information on the position please contact Omayma Alshaarawy. 

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Research Assistant I

The Michigan State University Exposure Science Laboratory, housed in the College of Human Medicine, is seeking a highly motivated research assistant to oversee and coordinate several research projects which investigate exposure reductions of environmental toxicants (such as air pollution) and health outcomes via interventions. The research assistant will work with investigators and students from interdisciplinary fields to conduct various chemical analyses, set up and maintain equipment and supplies, collect and process research data, and assist in planning and designing laboratory experiments and field work. Oversees laboratory/field needs and orders materials, supplies and equipment. Main research activities include (1) conducting lead exposure assessment tasks among children and their families, and (2) assisting in performing lead chemical and data analyses and publishing/presenting data. This is an off dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

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Research Associate-Fixed Term

The HELP PAIN lab (directed by Natoshia R. Cunningham, PhD) at Michigan State University is recruiting one postdoctoral research associate (50% effort) in pediatric pain research starting in 2024.  An anticipated start date is in summer/ fall of 2024, and this is flexible.  A two-year commitment is preferred.  We are looking for a candidate with strong research background in the assessment and/or nonpharmacologic treatment of pediatric pain conditions and mental health comorbidities.  Interest in implementation of nonpharmacologic pain management methods (e.g., in healthcare settings, school settings, or communities with limited access to behavioral healthcare) is preferred.

The primary project is a multi-site implementation trial funded by the Department of Defense to train integrated medical care providers to implement cognitive behavioral strategies to manage mood, fatigue and pain in individuals with childhood-onset lupus. There will also be opportunities to be involved in other pediatric chronic pain research projects, which may include training school providers (including school nurses and mental health professionals) in nonpharmacologic pediatric pain management strategies, addressing adverse childhood events in the context of pediatric chronic painful conditions, addressing mental health in pediatric rheumatology settings, and understanding biomarkers of pediatric chronic pain, depending on the fellows’ interests and career goals.

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Interested in Transforming How Care is Delivered? Join us as a Physician Teacher!

Apply to our Blended Assistant/Associate Professor Family Medicine Clinical, Education and Research Position Posting #798472

The Department of Family Medicine of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine seeks a family physician to join an enthusiastic team of clinicians, educators, and researchers.

This position is 60% clinical with 40% time divided between teaching and scholarly activity.  Clinically you will work in our outpatient Primary Care Integrated Practice in East Lansing, MI and have the ability to supervise Family Medicine residents within the Sparrow Hospital System.  Obstetric privileges are available and encouraged.

We seek candidates committed to teaching students and residents with a strong interest in scholarship.  Department faculty have a range of research interests, including novel approaches to enhancing the care of patients with complex disorders, patient safety, virtual and asynchronous primary care, sustained joy of practice, medical education, geriatrics, patient safety, and quality improvement. We are also internationally recognized for our provider health research. The Department has a strong mentoring and career development program, and several NIH funded PhD faculty.  We are committed to global health and to collaborating with primary care researchers in other countries.

The successful candidate will be MD/DO residency trained and board certified/eligible in Family Medicine. Medical licensure in Michigan is required by the time of hiring. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are expectations of this position. Mentorship is available for all domains. We are interested in both newly graduated residents and experienced family physicians with an interest in becoming active in medical education and research.

If you would like more information on the position please contact Molly Polverento

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.