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Job Summary

The University of Michigan has a challenging and rewarding opportunity available for outgoing, organized, and motivated individuals in Corpus Christi, TX. Multiple Field Interviewer positions are available as part of a major federally funded research project studying memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and caregiving in Nueces County, TX. This position will provide opportunities to gain and expand your knowledge and fully utilize your skills.

Field interviewers recruit participants and conduct in-person and telephone cognitive screenings and interviews with eligible Nueces County residents. All work equipment and supplies are provided and there is no selling involved. This is a full-time position (40 hours a week) that requires a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. There is some travel throughout Nueces County with mileage reimbursement provided. Strict COVID-19 guidelines are followed for in-person contact and PPE is provided. Field staff are closely monitored by direct supervisor.

This position is term limited to 1-year with extension possible depending on project.


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.


Field interviewers are expected to work in a productive and efficient manner. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit participants by visiting or calling residences in assigned Nueces County neighborhoods.
  • Administer cognitive screenings in person or by phone.
  • Conduct in-home or telephone interviews with eligible participants.
  • Enter data directly into provided laptops utilizing a web-based application.
  • Keep organized records and documentation of work activity and perform other administrative duties daily.
  • Participate in weekly meetings and training.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or Assoc degree and 0-1 years’ experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and motivational skills and a friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Detail oriented, work well in a team environment, and be able to prioritize tasks and accomplish set goals efficiently.
  • Comfortable working in unfamiliar locations, knocking on doors, making cold calls, and communicating with people from varied backgrounds.
  • Computer literate (familiar with Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Google Workspaces, Zoom, Windows/MacOS, internet applications, and smart phone applications). Technical/troubleshooting skills a plus.
  • Must be willing to travel within Nueces County and have reliable transportation.
  • Able to work flexible shifts and adapt to changing work schedules which includes evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must be willing to agree to any COVID-19-related protocols put in place by research study and University of Michigan. These may include providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination, wearing face coverings and other personal protective equipment as required, and completing a short daily health assessment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Previous research or field interviewing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree

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. This job 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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.