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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 position supports clinical research efforts in the area of Child Psychiatry across 1-2 research projects. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, research coordination, monitoring and conducting electroencephalography (EEG) scans and/or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), assisting in the data collection and participant navigation of behavioral tasks during study visits, data analysis, and data entry. The ability to work on short-term projects is required as requested. Applicants must have an understanding of EEG administration with preschoolers and be able to conduct research study visits independently.

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.


The candidate will be responsible for participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling. Responsibilities also include coordination of lab visit assessments across participants, staff members, and space availability, obtaining informed consent and conducting assessments at lab visits (e.g., EEG tasks, neurodevelopmental tests). Other administrative tasks include managing databases, coordinating data collection across research sites, maintenance of IRB submissions, and managing participant compensation. The candidate will also be responsible for overseeing and training undergraduate student research assistant(s).

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of research experience with children as young as age 3 required.
  • Experience conducting clinical research studies required, including experience working with teams to implement study protocol during clinical study visits with young children.
  • Ability to work well in team environment as well as independently is required.
  • Some flexibility in schedule is necessary for the role, including weekends and evenings.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Proficiency in EEG administration, data management, including reporting and analysis, and study management are strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing multiple studies simultaneously, IRB and regulatory compliance knowledge, including reporting and data sharing processes are also desired.

Work Schedule

M-F, 9-5 with flexibility to accommodate participant needs outside of these hours, including evenings and weekends.

Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.


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.