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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 Department of Surgery is seeking a Research Asst I to exercise and train bariatric research participants as part of ongoing study examining the effects of high-intensity interval and steady-state exercise training. Exercise trainers would receive initial training from Physical Activity Laboratory (PAL) staff and then work one-on-one with research participants for approximately 2-4 hours per week over a 2-year period. Exercise trainers will receive hourly compensation. We are currently looking for potential exercise training supervisors who are available through the academic year or longer. For more information and to apply, please send a brief description of your background (academic major, year in school, past experience, etc.), why you are interested in the position, and your availability to PAL at

Required Qualifications*

Experience with exercise training and special populations. BCLS certification is required. The candidate must be highly organized and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Basic knowledge of eResearch and RedCap.

Work Schedule

As needed, ~6 hours per week. Days.

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.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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