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Applicants should submit a cover letter describing experience and interests in the position, resume, and contact information for two (2) references electronically.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Job Summary

The Child Movement, Activity, and Development Health (CMAH) Laboratory at the University of Michigan is seeking to hire a part-time, 1 year term-limited Research Laboratory Supervisor. The CMAH Lab investigates motor skill acquisition, physical activity, and physical development in pediatric populations - The person in this position would coordinate research activities for a 5-year federally funded intervention study (four years remaining) that focuses on motor skill competence, physical activity, and self-perceptions in preschool populations (i.e., A PATH for Children). The Research Laboratory Supervisor will oversee administrative (functional managerial) related activities for this federally funded project in addition to various lab-related activities.

These activities entail but are not limited to:

  • Manage (may be a combination of functional and administrative management) and assist research team members potentially including undergraduate/graduate students, temporary status staff, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and/or regular staff.
  • Perform project/lab administrative duties (e.g., coordinate the day-to-day operations and management of the projects/lab, assist with IRB regulatory management, maintain paperwork, order equipment and supplies, contribute to the development of project reports, proposal, and presentations, track budgetary expenses,  complete participant payment/incentive pay, and assist in data collection activities).
  • Oversee data checking and management process.
  • Use a script to provide information about the research study and keep call logs.
  • Act as a liaison between site personnel, research team, and PI.
  • Assist with:
    • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with community partnerships (i.e., preschools and local schools).
    • Participant recruitment.
    • Communicating with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, etc.
    • Managing communication between PI and research team.
    • Managing media platforms and public relations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent amount of relevant experience that includes project management. A successful candidate will have exceptional organizational skills, the ability to use effective time management (i.e., get tasks completed efficiently), possesses basic technical writing and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office suite), display appropriate communication skills, takes initiative and be detail-oriented, motivated, organized, and able to work collaboratively but also independently. The candidate should have the ability to

provide their own reliable transportation to research sites, if needed.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidate must be comfortable interacting with people of all ages (e.g., preschoolers, students, adults) and from various backgrounds (e.g., race/ethnicity, education level, SES). Experience with statistical software.

Given this role may transition to full-time with potential for a renewable appointment, availability to commit to multiple years is highly preferred.

Additional Information

This is a part-time (75% effort), term-limited position with initial average work hours to be 30 hours per week, potentially up to 40 hours per week.  The appointment may be increased to full-time, and/or renewed based on funding and successful performance.  Start date is immediate and salary is commensurate with experience.


Physical Requirements:

Frequently communicating with individuals (adults and children) regarding behavioral and physiological assessments, Assisting with behavioral and physiological assessments, Constantly positioning self to work and communicate with small children (e.g., kneeling, squatting, sitting on the floor, etc),  Routinely moving laboratory equipment up to 50 pounds,  Routinely traveling to various locations on and off campus to conduct data collection, Routinely demonstrating a variety of movement (e.g., running, throwing, balancing, etc).

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.