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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

To assist with research activities within the Department of Psychiatry related to Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in various clinical populations. With guidance from faculty and research personnel, the research technician associate will handle organizational and administrative details of assigned projects, including but not limited to screening and collecting information from potential participants according to the research study protocols, conduct interviews in person and via phone calls, conduct epidemiological, social or behavioral assessments, and collect data and/or biological samples from research participants in studies. The associate will also coordinate study visits and follow-up of study participants with some oversight of day-to-day operation of project. The associate may also assist in preparation of progress reports and other summary materials, perform literature searches and copying articles. The potential exists to assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentations at conferences and workshops. The associate will work collaboratively and also independently with other team members to fulfill the goals of the project.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree with academic knowledge of a health science discipline such as neuroscience, public health, psychology, social work or related behavioral sciences
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact productively with other research team members
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data management and preparation of data for analysis
  • Previous clinical or research experience in a human science field is desired, but not required.

Work Schedule

This is a full time position; 40 hours/week. There may be 2-3 late evening shifts a week, that could end as late as 3-4am. On days with no evening shifts, office hours can start later. Thus, availability to work evenings, and weekends when called for under the planned study protocols is required.

Work Locations

Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory

Rachel Upjohn Building at East Ann Arbor Medical Campus

4250 Plymouth Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Additional Information

This will be a 1 year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of extension.

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.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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