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Job Summary

Project title:

Project 2b: Community Inquiry- Investigating Disability factors and promoting Environmental Access for Healthy Living (IDEAL), Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at the University of Michigan.

Project Description:

Objective: to identify environmental factors that are associated with healthy aging for individuals with long-term physical disabilities from diverse backgrounds, particularly those from low income and racial / ethnic minority communities in Flint and Detroit. This project is supported by the federal grant.


Research Assistant will:

  1. Conduct cognitive testing

Recruit participants and conduct the cognitive test to modify the survey items to adults with physical disabilities.

  1. Conduct self-administered survey (Face to face and mail)
    1. Develop the mailing list through the disability and aging agencies as well as Michigan Medicine.
    2.  Send the post cards as well as surveys.
    3. Visit the local agencies to conduct survey.(from 2019 fall)
    4. Keep track these activities to report to the PI.
  2.  Coordinate the incentive distribution.
  3.  Enter the data into electrical files at the PHHS research assistant office to update the progress.

Specific days/times:

Upto 10-20 hours per week. From September 1, 2018 to August 31st 2019.

Some mornings, some evenings. It is flexible.

Required Qualifications*

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Having a car to visit local agencies.

At least two years of college work completed.

Desired Qualifications*

Research experience is a plus.

UM-Flint student preferred but not required. 

Graduate student preferred but not required.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.