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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.


The emphasis of this research position is on the administration of cognitive and behavioral test measures for studies that examine the effects of medical or neurological disorders, agents and/or devices on neurocognitive performance.  The evaluations are performed in home so the candidate must be willing to travel throughout the Ann Arbor and Detroit greater metro areas.  The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with faculty and staff in in managing this project.  The candidate will be able to operate in a semi-independent manner to assist in clinical research and related projects.  It is also expected that the successful candidate will be able to administer and score standardized neuropsychological tests to research participants across the lifespan, assist with the creation of posters, papers and presentations for scientific meetings, and handle other scientific administration and clerical activities as directed to support research projects.  Experience working with in a mental health related research setting and /or older adult population with cognitive problems is preferred.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or a health science discipline or equivalent education and experience.
  • Available to work some evenings/weekends.
  • Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and EndNote).
  • Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
  • Ability to problem-solve and establish timelines and priorities.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with older adults with dementia and /or with post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Research experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials.
  • Experience working and interacting with research participants.
  • Experience with Electronic Data Entry in REDCap.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Good Clinical Practice and HIPAA.
  • A working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values.
  • Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization while working with several research studies
  • PEERRS or CITI Program certified.
  • Have some basic bio specimen processing skills.
  • Experience with venipuncture, diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • Knowledge of or experience with database creation, management and analysis procedures is expected.
  • Proficiency in test administration and scoring is preferred. 
  • Strong clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication are desired. 
  • Experience in working with both older adults and children are preferred.
  • Preferred, demonstrable knowledge of statistical analysis packages such as SAS and SPSS or other research laboratory programs.

Work Schedule

Typically Monday-Friday 8-5pm

Additional Information

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must be willing to flex weekly hours to accommodate evening and weekend testing.

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.


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.