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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 Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Michigan, directed by Dr. Thad Polk, is seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator to help facilitate research in the lab. The successful candidate will work with lab members (including post-doctoral fellows and students) on all aspects of the lab’s operations: implementing experiments, recruiting and scheduling participants, running participants through experiments, advertising, web site maintenance, purchasing, preparing figures, etc. For more information about the lab, please visit

The review of applications will begin on 8/1/21 and will continue until the position is filled.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


Include but are not limited to:

  • Implementing experiments
  • Running participants through experiments
  • Data entry, organization, and analysis
  • Recruiting and scheduling participants
  • Assisting other lab members with their work
  • Handling interactions with the Institutional Review Boards
  • Preparing figures, purchasing, and advertising

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or Associate’s degree
  • 1 year of experience
  • Strong technical skills (e.g., data analysis and/or programming)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field

Additional Information

This position is contingent on the availability of funding and is term-limited to 1 year with the possibility of renewal.  A higher salary may be offered based on equity and the selected candidate's experience.

Ideally this position will start sometime between September 1, 2021 and Jan 3, 2022.

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

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Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.