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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 successful candidate will be expected to work closely with faculty and staff in lab management, including training of students along with database management and analysis.  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 our veterans in a mental health related research setting and /or older adult population with cognitive problems is preferred. 

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

Required Qualifications*

The preferred candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or equivalent education and experience.  Proficiency in test administration and scoring is preferred.  Knowledge of or experience with database creation, management and analysis procedures is expected.  Strong clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication are desired.  Experience in working with both - Bachelor’s degree in social science or a health science discipline.

  • Available to work some evenings/weekends.
  • Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point 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.
  • Experience with older adults and children are preferred. 
  • Candidates must have demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and preferably statistical analysis packages such as SAS and SPSS or other research laboratory programs.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with older adults with dementia and /or veterans 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 biospecimen processing skills.

  • Experience with venipuncture, diagnostic tests and procedures.

Additional Information

Must have reliable transportation since local travel will be expected.

Background Screening

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

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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