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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 Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program (YDSP), located within the Department of Psychiatry, is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented professional to assist with research studies focused on youth suicide prevention and intervention development. The position involves working closely with other research team members to ensure completion of NIH-funded studies.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Study management and coordination
  • Delivering a study intervention (training will be provided)
  • Assisting in the development of intervention materials and study protocols 
  • Participant enrollment
  • Assisting with data collection tasks 
  • Identifying and implementing solutions to ensure completion of study milestones 
  • Tracking participant and study progress
  • Assisting in preparing IRB submissions, annual reports, and conference or scientific paper submissions

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related mental health field.
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Previous clinical experience and/or clinical interviewing skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational, skills. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Professionalism and exceptional attention to detail are a must. A strong ability to maintain accurate and detailed research records. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and organize own workload is essential. At the same time, must be able to work efficiently as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with study coordination 
  • Prior experience in health-related research with human subjects
  • Previous work experience delivering mental health interventions 
  • The ideal candidate will be willing to grow in this position and learn new tasks
  • Strong computer skills and experience working with research-related software and databases (e.g., Excel, Qualtrics, RedCap)
  • Strong ability to problem-solve is highly desired

Work Schedule

The core hours for this position are during the day, however some evenings during active study periods may be needed to support study needs.

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.


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