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Job Summary

The Prenatal Stress Study (PSS) aims to determine the impact of stress during pregnancy on maternal health, infant development, and the mother-infant relationship. We are seeking a staff member to assist with a various research tasks, such as study recruitment, telephone screening, transcription, running lab visits, data entry, and other administrative tasks as needed. Additionally, staff may assist with childcare in the play area during some lab visits. This position offers hands-on experience with participant interaction, data management, clinical research procedures and coordination/management aspects of running longitudinal research studies.


Assist with a various research tasks, such as study recruitment, telephone screening, transcription, running lab visits, data entry, childcare and other administrative tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications*

Study visits begin at 12:30pm at one of 3 locations in either Ann Arbor, Detroit, or Jackson. Therefore, travel is required and students must have reliable transportation (study vehicles may be available; mileage reimbursement available). Staff MUST HAVE availability at least 2-3 days a week from noon-4pm. Saturday availability is a plus.

 Additionally, due to the women we serve, this position requires deep sensitivity to vulnerable populations and issues such as, intimate partner violence, substance use, mental health issues, etc.

Work Schedule

Availability at least 2-3 days a week (can include Saturday) from noon-4pm.

Work Locations

Ann Arbor though visits may take place in Detroit or Jackson as well.

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal E-Verify system. Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the E-Verify system. This position is identified as a position that may include the E-Verify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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