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Job Summary

This posting is for a full-time research associate who will work on a groundbreaking new large-scale national collaborative research project called the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study ( The ABCD study will be following 10,000 children, aged 9 and 10 at outset, over 10 years. This is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. The research associate will work with the principal investigators and other members of the research team at the University of Michigan.


Responsibilities include conduct of baseline and follow-up in-person and telephone interviews with participants and collateral informants. The research associate will undergo training on administration of the test battery and be required to meet and maintain training criteria used by all teams around the US who are part of this study. This includes administration of neuropsychological tests, clinical assessments, substance use batteries and functional and structural neuroimaging

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor Degree in Psychology or related field, or equivalent education and experience.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical. The candidate should be comfortable discussing sensitive behaviors such as substance use with participants and their families.


Desired Qualifications*

Experience administering diagnostic interviews and other test batteries and experience working with children strongly preferred. At least a two year commitment preferred. 

Work Schedule

Late afternoons on weekdays (approximately 3-7pm); weekends.

Schedule must be flexible to allow for work on school days-off, evenings and weekends.

Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Buidling

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.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.

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.