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Job Summary

A UM-Dearborn student research assistant sought for collaborative projects. This research opportunity will provide students an opportunity to work as research assistants on faculty-generated projects. Students are paid bi-weekly at an hourly rate negotiated between them and the faculty project sponsor.


Selected candidate will perform a variety of standardized analysis, diagnostic, and research tests. Specific activities are dependent upon the faculty research. Perform other duties as assigned or requested by your direct supervisor. Weekly meetings with Professor/Supervisor are required in this position.

Required Qualifications*

Self-motivation and willingness to learn new applications and the ability to work independently. Good communication skills. Good organizational and documentation skills for keeping track of data and multiple analysis steps. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet search engines, internet and mobile devices.

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 will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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