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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 Research Program on Cognition and Neuromodulation Based Interventions (RP-CNBI) is recruiting a full-time Research Technician Intermediate.  The primary emphasis of this program is on neuropsychological testing and non-pharmacological interventions 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 a semi- 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. The Research Technician will work closely with faculty and staff at the RP-CNBI as well as other departments to accomplish study specific goals.  These include the preparation and management of Institutional Review Board applications, amendments and other regulatory submissions, as well as recruitment and screening of participants, completion of study visits, and data entry. 
Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Psychology or Neuroscience equivalent education and experience. Experience with administering and scoring standardized neuropsychological tests to research participants, memory rehabilitation, or non-invasive brain stimulation is ideal.  
Strong clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication are desired.  Experience working with older adults is preferred.  Candidate must have demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and preferably statistical analysis packages such as SPSS or other research laboratory programs.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor' Degree in Psychology, Health Science or health related field required
  • One or more years experience in research 
  • Ability to implement research projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and establish timelines and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple study team members
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work semi-independently

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's Degree preferred 
  • Face-to-face participant interaction is strongly preferred
  • Experience with administering and scoring neuropsychological tests
  • EEG, fNIRS, tDCS or TMS experience preferred
  • Experience creating CRFs, study documents and SOPs
  • Experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials preferred
  • Experience working with older adults, particularly with cognitive impairment
  • Experience with IRB/regulatory compliance activities
  • Available to work occasional weekends as necessary to support the program
  • Must have reliable transportation since local travel will be expected

Work Schedule

M-F with occasional weekends as necessary to support the program

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.