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Job Summary

The Research Program on Cognition and Neuromodulation Based Interventions (RP-CNBI) is recruiting a full-time Research Technician Intermediate. The program’s mission is to identify and provide effective non- pharmacological treatments for persons with neurologic injury and disease.  We focus on methods to assist older adults with a variety of cognitive impairments, utilizing neuropsychological theory, modern neuroimaging methods and a range of non-pharmacological treatments, such as cognitive rehabilitation and brain stimulation.   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. The primary emphasis for this research position include  1) recruitment and screening of participants 2) enrollment and the informed consent process 3)  completion of study visits 4) data entry.

Responsibilities*

  • Recruit and screen study participants.
  • Enroll and consent study participants.
  • Administer, score, and record neuropsychological tests.
  • Administer memory rehabilitation and transcranial electrical stimulation.
  • May utilize fNIRS, EEG or TMS to assist the PI in the characterization of study participants.
  • Enter data into secure databases.
  • Transport participants, as necessary, to support study needs.
  • Participate in team conferences related to research and program conduct and development.
  • Act as liaison with other study teams.
  • Assist in training team members.
  • Create source documents for accurate tracking, collection, and recording of data.
  • Other duties as needed to support the Research Program Director and supported studies.
  • Team members are expected to work well in a team setting, but also independently when appropriate and regularly exercise good judgment in setting priorities, resolving operational problems, and applying policies, procedures, and methods, while maintaining the strictest of confidentiality at all times.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, health science or health related field required, 
  • One or more years’ experience in clinical research 
  • Ability to implement research projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple study team members
  • Excellent computer skills 
  • Ability to work semi-independently
  • Ability to problem-solve and establish timelines and priorities
  • Available to work occasional weekends as necessary to support the program
  • Must have reliable transportation since local travel will be expected

Desired Qualifications*

  • 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

Work Schedule

M-F 8-4:30, but hours may vary depending on participant schedules

Work Locations

Commonwealth Blvd.  Ann Arbor, MI

Additional Information

Occasional weekends required

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

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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.

E-Verify

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

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