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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

We are looking for an organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented student research assistant (RA) to help project staff with data and administrative tasks on a large, federally-funded clinical trial aimed at preventing and reducing opioid and other substance misuse among young adults. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate student hoping to gain clinical research experience before applying to graduate school, medical school or full-time research positions.


The RA will assist with various administrative and scientific study-related tasks, including: 

  • Assisting with MiChart data pulls to identify eligible study participants;
  • Preparing and sending intake packets and engagement incentives to study participants; 
  • Assisting with the creation of study codebooks and measures tables; 
  • Distributing follow-up surveys via Qualtrics; and
  • Entering participant tracking information in Ripple

Depending on the RA’s interests and experiences, additional opportunities may be available to assist with study activities involving participant interaction, including survey reminders, rescheduling missed study appointments, or processing study payments.

Required Qualifications*

  • We are looking for someone who: has excellent organizational skills and can prioritize competing tasks to meet deadlines; is detail-oriented and able to communicate effectively; and is comfortable working independently while also maintaining effective communication with the study coordinators and staff 
  • Since this position involves working with sensitive clinical data, the RA will be expected to adhere to strict confidentiality policies
  • Willingness to work a varying schedule which may include night and weekend shifts, depending on project needs    
  • Access to reliable transportation

Desired Qualifications*

  • Currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, public health or related health/social sciences field 
  • Previous research experience or professional experience assisting with administrative tasks is preferred, but not required

Work Schedule

We are looking for someone who can work 10 hours/week. Shifts will primarily occur on weekdays between the hours of 10am – 6pm, with the possibility of additional evening or weekend shifts depending on project needs.

Work Locations

Working remotely until further notice. As the university allows return to campus, work location will be North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Bldg. 16, Ann Arbor MI 48109.

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

This posting may be removed from the job board and filled at any time.


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.