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Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking one (1) undergraduate Research Assistant to work directly with a faculty member on a research grant related to Confronting and Combating Racism in Genesee County (Beyond Rhetoric) with the ability to work from home.

This position is for approximately 4 hours per week, with a flexible schedule for Summer 2021. 

To be considered for this position, candidates must attach a cover letter as the first page of the resume.  The cover letter should address specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to the part-time position



Research Assistant responsibilities:

The research assistant will primarily focus time researching, obtaining, and organizing best practices and policies for combating racism in various areas (i.e., education, employment, food and water access, finance, housing, healthcare, criminal justice, policing, voting righs and the built environment that impacts the health and well-being of people of color.

Temporary employees will be required to attend virtual be-weekly meetings using Zoom.

Required Qualifications*

  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing at the University of Michigan-Flint (3.0 GPA or higher) 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Google drive/email/calendar and documents
  • Student should have good professional writing and commuication skills
  • Highly organized, reliable person with the ability to complete tasks assigned in a timely manner with appropriate supervision
  • Positive service-oriented attitude
  • Ability to set-up a remote workspace from home
  • Competence in using video chat technology such as GoogleMeets or Zoom.  Availablility of Wi-Fi connection and mobile devices for remote work
  • Available for at least 4 hours per week

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience/familiarity with research
  • Expressed interest in social determinance of health, racial/ethnic health inequities and community-based participatory research
  • Must flouish in an environment that is highly flexible, collaborative, and requires a high degree of self-motivation
  • Work as a team player and share workload outside of defined job description as needed
  • Must have the ability to work independantly on projects as well as demonstrate the ability to respect confidentiality

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the third 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.