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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

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is seeking a Research Technician Intermediate to work on a clinical trial that will evaluate the efficacy of a new method of treating urinary tract infections in people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Following the study protocol, this person will interact extensively with study participants, including conducting screening interviews to determine eligibility and subsequent periodic interviews with study participants. The selected candidate will also enter study data into various study databases and inform senior project members about any problems that they learn about participants having incurred through the interactions.

The Research Assistant will work under the direction of the Clinical Research Coordinator and Research Coordinator, as well as receiving guidance from other senior team members.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conduct screening interviews
  • Conduct interviews with study participant throughout the course of their study participation
  • Enter study data into study databases
  • Participate in study team meetings on the progress of the trial

Required Qualifications*

  • Experience conducting health-related interviews
  • Associate's degree and 1 to 3 years’ experience
  • Familiarity and basic experience with databases
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable working with all levels of faculty and staff, as well as members of the public
  • Good computer skills including fluency with Microsoft Word and other Office applications

Desired Qualifications*

  • Disability awareness / understanding
  • Some knowledge about spinal cord injury and neurogenic bladder
  • Familiar with REDCap research data capture software
  • Experience working with patient medical records

Additional Information

This will be a 50% term-limited position with potential flexibility being extended if combined with other duties. This position is expected to continue until June 30, 2020.

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.