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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

We are looking for a personable, self-motivated and detail-oriented team player to help with recruitment of participants in a federally-funded research study conducted out of the Hurley Medical Center Emergency Department in Flint, Michigan. In addition, employee will administer brief intervention focused on the reduction of substance use and HIV risk behaviors. Key job responsibilities include contacting and collecting data from study participants, maintaining study records, helping to develop internal study documentation, as well as attending trainings and supervision related to clinical skills and intervention guidelines.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with survey development and creation of study manuals and other internal documentation.
  • Recruit study participants in healthcare settings following IRB-approved procedures and study protocols.
  • Data enter cases into Access databases and clean databases as directed by supervisor.
  • Complete participant tracking paperwork accurately and in the required time frame.
  • Distribute and document transactions of subject incentives according to study protocol.
  • Conduct and document risk assessments as needed.
  • Locate and contact enrolled subjects for survey reminders, and to schedule follow-up appointments.
  • Conduct structured interviews requiring discussion of personal and sensitive topics (e.g., substance use, HIV risk behaviors), and collecting biological samples for research purposes.
  • Undergo weekly supervision in order to discuss intervention administration and develop clinical skills.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, or related health field required. This position requires flexibility and availability to work weekdays as well as some weekend/evening 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; and can communicate effectively.  Must be comfortable with substance using population and discussing topics of substance use and HIV risk behaviors with study participants. Previous research experience, clinic/hospital work or volunteer experience, and some knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and other therapeutic techniques strongly preferred. 

Work Schedule

Evening shifts during weekdays and weekends (typically between the hours of 12pm-12am).

Work Locations

Hurley Medical Center ER, Flint MI

Additional Information

This position is 100% grant funded.

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.

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.