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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

A Research Technician Associate position is available at the University of Michigan Functional Neuroimaging, Cognitive, and Mobility Laboratory in the Department of Radiology ( The successful candidate will be expected to work under the supervision of the laboratory’s faculty members and in conjunction with the research area specialists.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


The Research Technician Associate will independently provide research, clerical, and general support for all aspects of new and ongoing research studies. In particular, the research assistant will provide the research faculty and other laboratory members assistance with recruitment (including recruitment in clinics) and scheduling of research participants. This includes making phone calls to prospective participants, schedule research appointments, schedule MRI and PET appointments, and assist with obtaining informed consent. They may also be required to assist and escort the research participants to MR and PET imaging facilities.

The Research Technician Associate will also assist with management of study data forms and data entry. This includes organization of the study data forms, quality control of the data, entering of the data into databases, and dissemination of study information to the research faculty. The research technician will comply with all HIPAA and IRB regulations and will provide administrative assistance with regulatory management when needed. They will also assist with motor testing, neuropsychological testing, clinical testing, image analysis, and collection and processing of biological specimens (e.g. blood, saliva). If required for research projects, visits to the homes of research participants may be necessary as well. Additional duties may include clerical activities, such as answering the laboratory’s main phone, check voicemail and e-mail, scan source documents, and ordering research supplies.

Required Qualifications*

  • A BA or BS degree in related disciplines such as psychology or biomedical engineering is preferred but can be substituted with equivalent education and/or 1 year of experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical as well as the ability to collaborate with others and following standard research procedures.
  • The candidate should be comfortable with working with Parkinson disease patients, (frail) older adults, or persons with dementia.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience in conducting research is preferred.
  • Experience in neuroimaging is a plus.

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.