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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

This person in this position will work on studies using fMRI to evaluate neural effects of cognitive behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, providing scheduling support, interacting with participants to conduct the informed consent process, obtain study measures, monitor and conduct mock fMRI scans as well as assist in the data collection and participant navigation through all study procedures, and ability to work on short-term projects as requested.
The position requires a 2-year commitment and is an ideal stepping stone for those considering a research career in clinical neuroscience or social sciences.



  • Screen potential subjects via telephone and through interactions with clinicians in psychiatry clinics.
  • Coordinate subject participation in research studies
  • Liaison to the patient/family and the study team
  • Preparing and leading study team coordination meetings
  • Behavioral data acquisition, including using standardized tests as well as during magnetic resonance imaging study
  • Management of subject records and data entry, provide assistance manipulating, computing, and analyzing data using complex statistical computer software

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelors of arts or sciences (or equivalent), focus in behavioral or social sciences
  • 1-2 years clinical research experience with both teens and/or adults  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility for work in diverse settings.
  • Strong organizational skills, attentive to detail and able to follow protocols
  • Some flexibility in schedule is necessary for the role, including weekends and evenings.
  • Basic computer skills - word processing, internet searches, spread sheets, elementary statistics, Microsoft Outlook, additional skills in behavioral data acquisition helpful but not necessary

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with patients with OCD or other anxiety disorders
  • Experience conducting fMRI studies strongly preferred, including experience working with fMRI technicians to implement study protocol

Work Schedule

Days, Mondays-Fridays with flexibility on evenings and weekends

Work Locations

East Ann Arbor Medical Center Campus
Rachel-Upjohn Bldg

Additional Information

Position is 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.

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.