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Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multitasking ability and record-keeping skills to join the Research Program on Cognition and Neuromodulation Based Interventions.  The primary emphasis of this program is on cognitive rehabilitation in older adults and those in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  The successful candidate will be expected to perform a range of duties in support of multiple research projects.  The characteristic duties and responsibilities of this position may evolve to match changing needs and priorities.
The candidate will be able to operate in an independent manner to assist in clinical research and related projects.  It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to perform all study-related duties if/as needed.  Opportunities to lead or assist with the creation of posters, papers, and presentations for scientific meetings may be available.  The candidate will handle other scientific administration and clerical activities as directed to support the Research Program, including coordinating with other researchers throughout the Health System.
Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Psychology or Neuroscience equivalent education and experience with administering and scoring standardized neuropsychological tests, memory rehabilitation or non-invasive brain stimulation. Strong clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication are desired.  Experience working with older adults is preferred.  Candidates must have demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and preferably statistical analysis packages such as SPSS or other research laboratory programs.


  • Conduct research projects
  • Recruit and screen study participants
  • Enter data into secure database
  • Act as liaison with study team members and other study teams
  • Oversee and train study team members
  • Maintain regulatory compliance and documentation
  • Participate in team conference, journal club and other trainings
  • Other duties as needed to support the Research Program and Manager/Director

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Health Science or health related field
  • 1 or more years' experience in clinical research
  • Ability to implement research projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of GCP and HIPAA
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple study team members
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to problem-solve and establish timelines and priorities
  • Available to work occasional evening and weekends to support the program
  • Reliable transportation since local travel will be expected

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience creating CRFs, study documents and SOPS
  • Experience with investigator-initiated and federally sponsored trials
  • Experience working with older adults
  • Experience with IRB/regulatory compliance activities

Work Schedule

Generally M-F day shift

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.