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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

If you enjoy talking with people, seek to gain behavioral research experience, and want to help improve programs that support youth by learning more about how they deal with health behaviors like alcohol and violence, this position may be of interest. This job opportunity is a great way to potentially help others in the Flint and surrounding communities. You will also get to know some incredible youth and their families, and to become a part of supportive research team within the University of Michigan’s, Department of Psychiatry.

The University of Michigan is seeking to hire a recruiter to support a new innovative large scale research study being conducted in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care clinic at Hurley Medical Center. The purpose of this study is to learn how young people deal with alcohol and violence and to learn how a newly developed program may be helpful for teens and young adults.

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.


Recruiters will work in the fast paced Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinic at Hurley Medical Center as a part of a supportive team. You will directly interface with patients in the waiting areas and inside patient rooms. During your interactions, you’ll inform participants of the various research activities they will have the opportunity to complete, gain informed consent, and collect survey assessments. As a critical component to the success of the study, the primary responsibility of this role will focus heavily on building rapport, patient engagement, community outreach, and encouraging participants to complete research activities. Shifts will be hours per day, typically sometime between the hours of 10am and 10pm. You will also assist with scheduling and assessment responsibilities and data tasks.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Screen electronic medical records to identify eligible study participants.
  • Approach and consent potential participants in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinic at Hurley Medical Center in accordance to research protocols, procedures, and good clinical practice guidelines.
  • Conduct clinical assessments with eligible participants.
  • Conduct suicide risk assessments following study risk assessment protocol.
  • Attend mandatory study specific trainings and team meetings.
  • Complete daily paperwork accurately in a timely manner.
  • Track daily/weekly recruitment flow, create daily/weekly reports to be sent to the project coordinator or project manager at the end of each shift.
  • Enter and clean data in ACCESS. Conduct prospective and retrospective chart reviews
  • Any other duties deemed necessary to maintain the smooth operation of the research program

Required Qualifications*

High school diploma/equivalent required. This position requires flexibility and availability to work evenings and weekends, as well as some day shifts. Reliable transportation will be necessary in order to complete participant interviews at various community locations.  We are looking for someone who has excellent organizational skills; is detail-oriented, personable, able to work independently but also be a team player; and can communicate effectively.  Must be comfortable with meeting and getting to know youth and their family.

Desired Qualifications*

Some college credits or Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, or related health field desirable. Previous research experience, clinic/hospital work or volunteer experience, and knowledge of the research process is preferred.

Work Schedule

Most shifts will be afternoons/evenings, including weekends (typically shifts will range between the hours of 10am-6p, 12p-8p, 2p-10p), as well as some day shifts on an as needed basis.   

Work Locations

Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI

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.

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.