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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 candidate will support studies for Dr. Kate Fitzgerald in the Child OCD and Anxiety Disorders Program (COAP) at the Rachel Upjohn Building in Ann Arbor. The position involves coordination of research studies which use neuroimaging (e.g fMRI) to evaluate neural effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on children & adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, providing scheduling support, interacting with participants to conduct the informed consent process, obtain study measures, monitor and conduct mock and actual fMRI scans as well as assist in the data collection and participant navigation through all study procedures. The ability to work on short-term projects as requested is also required.
The position requires a minimum of a 2-year commitment and is an ideal stepping stone for those considering a career in behavioral health, neuroscience, or research.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  2:1 Match on retirement savings.


Screen potential subjects via telephone and through interactions with clinicians in psychiatry clinics.

Consenting and coordinate subject participation in research studies

Liaison to the patient/family and the study team

Preparing and leading study team coordination meetings

Behavioral data acquisition, including using standardized tests

Conducting fMRI and EEG

Management of subject records and data entry, provide assistance manipulating, computing, and analyzing data using complex statistical computer software

Required Qualifications*

Bachelors of arts or sciences (or equivalent), focus in behavioral or social sciences

Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility for work in diverse settings and populations.

Experience working with child or adolescents and their families

Strong organizational skills, attentive to detail and able to follow protocols

Some flexibility in schedule is necessary for the role, including weekends and evenings.

Basic computer skills - word processing, internet searches, spread sheets, elementary statistics, Microsoft Outlook, additional skills in behavioral data acquisition helpful but not necessary

A valid driver’s license and willingness to drive regularly between UM campuses within Ann Arbor is required.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with OCD and/or anxiety disorders

Experience conducting fMRI or EEG studies strongly preferred, including experience working with fMRI technicians to implement study protocol

Work Schedule

Typically 9-5pm, however flexibility to adjust schedule, including some weekends and evenings, is required.

Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, 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.


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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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