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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

A research assistant position is available to work on a multidisciplinary research team in the Department of Psychiatry on a project (NeuroMod Study) focusing on neuromodulation through fMRI neurofeedback and the extent to which self-regulation of reward responding may differ developmentally and by sex.

The research assistant will be provided with opportunities to expand their skill set in study recruitment, research methodology, and an innovative neuroimaging methodology. This role is vital for the success of the study and will provide support for the study’s Project Coordinator in relation to recruitment and data management.


  • Telephone and in-person participant recruitment
  • Distribute flyers and post flyers within the community
  • Screen potential study participants
  • Assist Project Coordinator in managing study email and website
  • Data quality control assessments
  • Conduct literature reviews

Required Qualifications*

  • Work independently, as well as contribute to a collaborative work environment
  • Detail oriented, excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Prior experience in a research setting with recruitment and interviewing participants, especially adolescents
  • Basic understanding of database management

Work Schedule

5-10 hours a week

Work Locations

May work remotely as needed.

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.