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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 Sen Lab at the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI) is seeking a qualified research coordinator to provide support for the conduct of the Intern Health Study, a national NIH-funded longitudinal cohort study that assesses genetic, mobile technology, and program factors involved in the development of depression under stress. As a part of the study, 1500 to 3000 participants per year complete surveys pertaining to personality traits, stressful life events, and psychological symptoms, and submit daily mood ratings via the Intern Health mobile app. They also wear a Fitbit or Apple Watch for the purpose of measuring activity and sleep, and provide a salivary DNA sample.

The research coordinator will work under the direction of the study director, as well as in close collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students, study staff, and the Principal Investigator. The opportunity to pursue independent research projects would also be available.

The majority of job tasks can be accomplished remotely. However, the study coordinator may need to be onsite 5 to 10 hours per week to oversee data collection and supervise undergraduate Research Assistants in the lab.

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


  • Manage day-to-day study operations, including recruitment, data collection, and maintaining participant records
  • Support set-up and implementation of the Intern Health mobile app, which includes tracking data collection and managing email communication for 2000+ participants
  • Along with the study director, supervise and train research assistants
  • If interested, work collaboratively with the study team to interpret and disseminate findings (e.g. data analysis, drafting literature reviews and manuscripts for publication)

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree is required. 1-3 years of experience in a related field. Master’s Degree preferred. related field.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. psychology, public health, statistics), Master’s preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under minimal supervision
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Qualtrics, and RedCAP, Database and statistical software experience preferred

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.


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, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  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.