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Job Summary

To assist with research activities within the Department of Psychiatry related to the sleep and circadian research laboratory. 


With guidance from faculty and research personnel, the research technician associate will handle organizational and administrative details of assigned projects, including but not limited to:

  • Screening and scheduling of potential research subjects along with the procedures required for inclusion into all studies.
  • Coordinate study visits and follow-up of study participants with some oversight of day-to-day operation of project.
  • Collect data and enter into appropriate systems for future analysis.
  • Perform literature searches and copying articles.
  • The potential exists to assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentations at conferences and workshops.
  • The associate will work collaboratively and also independently with other team members to fulfill the goals of the project.
  • Telephone activity includes:
    • Screening calls for subject recruitment, scheduling patients for appointments and coordinating research clinician schedules.
    • Assisting study coordinators in completing and ordering materials; tracking research related supplies, preparing large weekly mailings, detailed record-keeping, data entry and verification, filing, processing of biological materials.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Requires a High School diploma or Associate's degree and 0 to 1 year of experience.
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking skills and ability to organize workload are essential.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Academic knowledge of a health science discipline, such as public health, psychology, social work or related behavioral sciences.
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data management and preparation of data for analysis.
  • Previous clinical or research experience in a human science field is desired, but not required.

Work Schedule

Days and Evenings

Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Building

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.