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Job Summary

We are looking for a personable, self-motivated and detail-oriented team player to help with recruitment and follow-up activities for research studies focused on substance use, mobile health, and violence. Key job responsibilities include approaching and collecting data from patients in healthcare settings, contacting study participants, and maintaining study records.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Recruit study participants in healthcare settings following IRB-approved procedures and study protocols. Data enter cases into Access databases. Complete participant tracking paperwork accurately and in the required time frame. Locate and contact enrolled subjects for survey reminders, and to schedule follow-up appointments. Conduct structured follow-up interviews with participants over the phone or at community locations, which involves discussing personal and sensitive topics (e.g., substance use, violence, HIV risk behaviors). Distribute and document transactions of subject incentives according to study protocol. Assist with survey development, intervention content development, and creation of study manuals and other internal documentation. 

Required Qualifications*

Undergraduate student in process of obtaining Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, or related health field.  This position requires flexibility and availability to work some evening and weekend shifts (between hours of 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM) as well as mid-day shifts.

Desired Qualifications*

We are looking for someone who has excellent organizational skills; is detail-oriented, personable, able to work independently but also be a team player; has a customer service mindset; and can communicate effectively.  Previous research experience and volunteer experience in a clinic/hospital setting is strongly preferred.  Must be comfortable working in the Emergency Department and discussing substance use and HIV risk behaviors with study participants.  Reliable transportation is a plus.

Work Schedule

Varies based on study activities.  During recruitment, must be available to work afternoon/evening weekday or weekend shifts between the hours of 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Once recruitment is complete, will transition to working mid-day weekday or weekend shifts between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM.   

Work Locations

University of Michigan Health System Emergency Department (Ann Arbor, MI) and North Campus Research Complex

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 three 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.