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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

The Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program (YDSP) is seeking a part-time research assistant to assist with conducting research studies. The research associate will assist with recruiting research participants, administering surveys, scheduling participant interviews, and adhering to the study protocol. Additional activities will also include assisting with literature searches and preparing presentations.

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.


  • Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Recruiting participants
  • Administering study questionnaires
  • Assisting with data entry and data management
  • Assisting with other study activities as needed (e.g., assembling study materials, conducting literature searches, scheduling assessments, processing participant incentives)

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree in a social science field (e.g. psychology, sociology, public health, social work, political science) or an equivalent combination of education and directly relevant experience; previous research experience; proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); strong communication skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; understanding of the issues of confidentiality and privacy in the conduct of research; ability to work on and prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines; ability to work as a team as well as independently; interest in youth mental health and depression and suicide prevention research.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with a statistical software package such as SPSS; previous human subjects research experience

Work Schedule

Afternoons,evenings and weekends will be required.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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