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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

The Department of Psychiatry is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual to assist with a research study aimed at understanding prescribing practices and reducing the use of certain medications in seniors. Candidate will be responsible for: conducting qualitative interviews and analysis, data entry; preparing assessment materials; conducting telephone, computerized, and/or paper-pencil assessments. In addition, the candidate will assist in the creating a clinician-facing website to host a clinical prediction tool. Demonstrated research experience is required including direct experience with IRB-approved research. Experience with qualitative work is desired. Additional study tasks may be assigned as needed, including running and creating reports and contributing to posters, presentations, grant applications, etc.


  • Maintain oversight of project goals and research assistant staff
  • Schedule meetings
  • Manage outside vendors
  • Assist in maintenance of IRB applications
  • Undertake special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of research related experience. 
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases is necessary.
  • Candidate should be organized and possess strong attention to detail.
  • Must be motivated to learn and capable of both working in a team and functioning independently; ability to adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines is also a necessity.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of University practices and systems is desired.
  • A Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health or similar field is desired.
  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team and/or experience in qualitative research would be ideal.

Work Schedule

This is a full-time position.  Monday Through Friday, 40 hours/week.

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.


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.