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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

This position will assist with the research activities of Prechter Program bipolar research team related to multiple studies in bipolar disorder and depression. 


With guidance from senior faculty and research personnel, the research technician associate will handle organizational and administrative details of assigned projects, including but not limited to:

  • Screening, consenting and scheduling of potential research subjects according to study inclusion/exclusion criteria.
  • Coordinate study visits and long-term follow-up of study participants with some oversight of day-to-day operation of project.
  • Collect data and enter into appropriate systems for future analysis.
  • Assess mood in participants, using standardized questionnaires. Perform other study procedures as required by study protocols. Examples of other procedures are blood processing and neuro-psych testing.
  • Assist in preparation of IRB applications, 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*

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Outlook email/calendaring, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Basic knowledge of U-M research activities
  • Outstanding written, verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent customer-service
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced office environment with competing deadlines
  • Excellent team skills, as well as demonstrated computer skills (ability to adapt to new programs)
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • Academic knowledge of a health science discipline, such as public health, psychology, social work or related behavioral sciences
  • Previous clinical or research experience in mental health
  • Knowledge of Bipolar Disorder

Work Schedule

Mon-Friday: 9am-5pm

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.