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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.


We are seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, organized, person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills. Must have some experience working with older adults with/without memory loss. The successful candidate will work with principal investigators and other research team members to accurately and efficiently carry out a range of tasks associated with ongoing research projects. The candidate will be expected to work closely with faculty and staff and be able to administer and score standardized and computer-based cognitive, behavioral, and motor assessments and scheduling participants as needed. The candidate will be able to operate in a semi-independent manner to assist in clinical research and related projects.  The successful candidate also will be able to assist with the creation of posters, papers and presentations for scientific meetings and handle other scientific administration and clerical activities as directed to support research projects.  Experience working with in a mental health related research setting and /or older adult population with cognitive problems is preferred.

The candidate will need to travel to other research sites in the area, including Detroit, to conduct research related visit assessments.  Participation in recruitment activities and working with community outreach staff also will be an important feature of this position.  

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or a health science discipline or equivalent education and experience.
  • 1-2 years’ proficiency administering neuropsychological test and scoring is preferred. 
  • Experience working with older adults with and without memory loss
  • Available to work some evenings/weekends.
  • Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and EndNote).
  • Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
  • Ability to problem-solve and establish timelines and priorities.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Research experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials.
  • Experience working and interacting with research participants.
  • Experience with Electronic Data Entry in REDCap or other platform.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Good Clinical Practice and HIPAA.
  • A working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values.
  • Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization while working with several research studies
  • PEERRS or CITI Program certified.
  • Strong clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication are desired. 
  • Preferred, demonstrable knowledge of statistical analysis packages such as SAS and SPSS or other research laboratory programs.
  • Experience working with African American population, dementia and aging research, preferred.

Additional Information

  • Must have reliable transportation since some travel will be expected.  
  • Must be willing to flex weekly hours to accommodate weekend testing or outreach events.

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.