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Responsibilities*

  • Conducts research protocols with infants and preschool aged children and mothers regarding childhood eating behavior "in the field," in families' homes and/or often at Head Start (a low-income preschool setting).
  • Support subject recruitment; interact with parents to administer questionnaires; discuss the protocol with parents and answer questions; interact with young children; perform data entry using Excel and Access; and potentially oversee undergraduate student assistants.
  • Conduct videotaped research protocols with infants (2 weeks - 12 months of age) and mothers regarding infant feeding behavior and practices in families' homes.
  • Collect pre- and post-intervention questionnaires and anthropometric measures as part of a large, randomized controlled trial.
  • Assist with organization and maintenance of lab supplies and equipment.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in psychology, public health or related field, and 0-1 years of related experience is required.  This position requires great attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and build rapport with study participants.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience working directly with low-income mothers and young children in preschool settings as well as home environments.  Experience working with infants.  Experience with data management using Excel and Access.  Experience managing undergraduate students in a research setting.  Experience with childhood eating behavior and obesity.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, but may include some weekends; will require up to 4 evenings (until 7 - 8 p.m.) per week (not to exceed 40 hours per week)

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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