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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/curriculum vitae. The cover letter should address reasons for your interest in this position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. In addition, please include contact information for 3 individuals who can serve as references.  Lastly, please include your most recent undergraduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable). Note that all of your application materials must be combined into a single document. 

Job Summary

The Department of Psychology is seeking a diligent, detailed-oriented, self-motivated individual to provide research support for a project on children’s language and literacy development. Tasks include, but are not limited to, coding transcripts of children’s oral stories and teacher interviews, performing other routine research tasks as needed by the supervising faculty member

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in research
  • Prior coding experience
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills
  • Attentive to details
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Psychology
  • Prior experience with qualitative research, including thematic coding of qualitative data
  • Familiarity with NVivo
  • Knowledge of statistics and SPSS

Additional Information

  • Work will average 10 hours per week for approximately 3-4 months or until the project is complete.
  • $15--$18/hour depending on experience and expertise

  • Work can be completed remotely or in-person (East Hall)

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.