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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Seeking a Research Associate to coordinate two funded studies that involves the design, development and testing of a virtual reality intervention to assist transition age youth with autism or educationally-defined disabilities to improve their job interviewing skills.  This is a full-time position.


Working with the Principal Investigator, the Research Associate will be responsible for coordinating the administrative and operational activities of each project.  The Research Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the projects and will be involved in conducting mental health screening and neuropsychological assessments with potential participants, and assisting with the delivery of the intervention to the students during school. The Research Associate will be responsible for using independent judgment and initiative in providing administrative support for the daily operations of the project, including: data entry, data analyses, scheduling, assisting with coordination of logistics for all project meetings, conferences, and activities; coordinating with institutional review boards, and other UM departments as well as performing structured clinical interviews to determine mental health disorders.  All other duties as assigned. Some travel to participating schools in Washtenaw County and possibly Detroit will be required.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience in administering research projects and a Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology is required.  Meticulous attention to detail and demonstrated ability to manage complex research projects is desired.  Flexible and enthusiastic self-starter, capable of working with minimum supervision.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  The candidate needs to have the ability to work in a highly multidisciplinary team. Computer literacy with proficiency in MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic knowledge of SPSS.  The successful candidate will have at least three years of previous research experience and interest in conducting quantitative research including collecting, entering, and analyzing data as well as conducting research in community settings. Experience using REDCap or Qualtrics is preferred.

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.

Application Deadline  -  In order to receive full consideration for your application, please submit your bid within the first seven calendar days of this posting.  UM job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days and the SSW may start the review/selection process as early as the eighth day after posting. 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.