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The Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities, based at the University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN), Department of Systems, Population and Leadership seeks a Research Associate who will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in the implementation of research project goals. The Project focuses on developing and testing a new HIV prevention intervention for young male couples in the US. The project is a large randomized control trial of a counseling based intervention for high risk young male couples.  Candidates for the position must have experience working in HIV – either through HIV counseling and testing, or through HIV-focused research or study. Candidates must be comfortable and able to work in a diverse group and with sexual and gender minority research participants. Key tasks of the job include recruiting male couples for a research study via social network sites, providing a counseling focused intervention, tracking participant participation in the trial through a data management system, managing data and assisting in preparing reports, and working with the PI towards program and research goals.


*Participate in the implementation of a large research project.

*Recruit participants through social networking, consent participants into the research study and continue recruitment and retention of research subjects over the course of the study; assist with online recruitment of participants.

*Coordinate the collection, cleaning and management of data.

*Provide intervention counseling to participants.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a health related field (social work, nursing, public health) required; Master’s degree in Public Health or a related discipline is preferred.
  • A minimum of one (1) year’s work experience in a research or related technical field is required. 
  • Previous experience providing CTR/HIV counseling and testing.
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums. You will be expected to have solid interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated proficiency at the intermediate level with Microsoft Office products (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Candidate should have experience working with the LGBT community.
  • Experience working with LGBT populations and/or youth.


  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under time constraints and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to serve diverse populations including the LGBT community.
  • Candidate must have a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.

Work Schedule

Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; may include some occasional weekend and/or evening hours.

Additional Information

This is a term-limited position due to salary funded on a grant.

The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends world-wide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing.

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Supervision is received from the Principal Investigator (PI).

Salary Range: Due to the necessary requirements, the salary range for this position is $32,000-$42,000. Salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

“The employee will promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately.”

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.