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Job Summary

The Treatment Innovation and Dissemination Lab (TIDL) ( at the University of Michigan School of Social Work is accepting applications for an entry level Research Project Coordinator. We are seeking candidates to assist in coordinating a National Institute of Justice: Department of Justice funded project, specifically working with the criminal justice population in a prison setting. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminology or a related field, and significant work or research experience with justice-involved populations; specifically violent offenders.  Study activities will take place at Michigan Department of Corrections locations in Jackson, MI and Ionia, MI and the Research Project Coordinator position requires up to 60% travel to and between these facilities on a weekly basis.

TIDL is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team of faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and community partners focused on improving psychosocial treatment for mental disorders and increasing access to evidence-based mental health treatments for traditionally underserved populations. Our lab utilizes community-based participatory approaches and technological innovations to achieve these aims. Our funded program builds on the interdisciplinary strength of the resource-rich, research-focused environment at the University of Michigan. 


We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented and professional Research Project Coordinator to carry out the following responsibilities and duties, which include but are not limited to:

  • Coordination of project recruitment
  • Conducting data collection visits with criminal justice populations
  • Research visits with community partners
  • Conducting implementation interviews and focus groups with community partners
  • Coordinating community based trainings and supervisions
  • Engaging in valid data collection and developing data collection protocols
  • Data management and monitoring
  • Communicating regularly with participants, community partners and Principal Investigators
  • Monitoring project timelines, reporting deadlines, and progress towards project goals
  • Assistance in IRB reporting, amendments, and applications
  • Assistance with reports to project sponsors
  • Attending and facilitating project meetings

Required Qualifications*

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Candidate’s with the following experience are preferred: experience in Excel, SPSS and other statistical applications; previous community-based research experience; experience with clinical assessments; and experience interacting with criminal justice population and community partners.

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.