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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 posting is for a full-time research assistant who will work on a study to better understand the precursors of risky alcohol use prior to surgery called the Alcohol Screening and Preoperative Intervention Research (ASPIRE) Study.  The research assistant will work with the principal investigator and other members of the research team at the University of Michigan.  The research assistant will play a role in conducting assessments and brief therapeutic encounters, as well as other research-related tasks.


Responsibilities include subject recruitment, conducting assessments, conducting brief therapeutic interventions for alcohol problems, data entry, and database management. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology or related field, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience working in health-related research, particularly experience with mental health or alcohol/substance use assessment or other clinically-relevant job experience.
  • The candidate should be comfortable interacting with participants with alcohol use disorders (AUD).

Work Schedule

M-F 8 am to 5 pm

Work Locations

UM North Campus Research Complex, subject recruitment at other sites within Michigan Medicine Campus

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.