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Job Summary

The Neurology Clinical Trials Organization (NeCTO) is seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills to join our growing research team. The Psychometrist will work with principal investigators and other research team members to accurately and efficiently carry out a range of tasks associated with a variety of neurological clinical research trials. In addition, the Psychometrist will administer psychological and neuropsychological assessments in accordance with standardized practice and study-specific protocol requirements.  The characteristic duties and responsibilities of this position may evolve over time to match changing needs and priorities.

Note:  A cover letter with references and resume are required for consideration of this position.  The cover letter should address your specific interest and a paragraph discussing how your skills and attitude would be a good match for this position. 

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.

Responsibilities*

  • Direct interaction in a clinic setting with patients including administration of survey instruments and neuropsychometric testing.
  • Administer and score standardized and/or study-specific psychological and neuropsychological assessments with emphasis on accuracy, validity and fidelity.
  • Provide detailed, behavioral observations surrounding mental health status and cognition for the purposes of test interpretation and validity.
  • Ensure all study related documentation is completed accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Complete and maintain sponsor-specific, assessment training and/or certification processes.
  • Assist in the promotion of educational programming and events to enhance awareness of neurologic diseases.
  • Attend investigator meetings as part of the study team for industry sponsored study initiation. This may include travel to sponsor locations for training.
  • Participate in team strategic planning meetings, and all staff meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with team members, cross-covering for other studies when needed.
  • Tracking and monitoring of patient condition and test results.
  • Perform general office and administrative duties related to research projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with 2+ years of experience with Dementia patients or Master’s degree in Psychology (preferred) or other health science discipline.
  • Experience working and interacting with patients in a direct patient care setting or outpatient clinic.
  • Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
  • Ability to problem-solve and establish timelines and priorities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of GCP, ICH, and FDA regulations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Possible physical requirements include, but are not limited to: occasional lifting and carrying of objects weighing 5-30 lbs.; able to observe and verbally exchange information with patients and caregivers; repetitive use of upper and lower extremities; kneeling; walking; standing; leaning over for extended periods; squatting; climbing; pushing or pulling heavy equipment and binders; reaching; and sitting for extended periods. There may also be exposure risk to potentially infectious blood and/or body fluids, fumes or chemicals.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in working with individuals diagnosed with Dementia.
  • 2-3 year’s research experience with federal and industry sponsored trials.
  • Experience with Electronic Data Entry.
  • A working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization while working with several research studies.
  • PEERRS or Citi certified
  • Licensed to practice as a master-level clinician.

Work Schedule

20 hours per week. Additional hours may be required depending on project and workload. 

Shift/Hours Primarily M-F days, however variability may be required by some projects including early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

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.