Research Technician Associate

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How to Apply

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.


The emphasis of this research position is on the administration of cognitive and behavioral test measures for studies that examine the effects of medical or neurological disorders, agents and/or devices on neurocognitive performance.


The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with faculty and staff in lab management, including training of students along with database management and analysis.  The candidate will be able to operate in a semi-independent manner to assist in clinical research and related projects.  It is also expected that the successful candidate will be able to administer and score standardized neuropsychological tests and research instruments to research participants across the lifespan and with a range of medical disorders, assist with the creation of posters, papers and presentations for scientific meetings, and handle other scientific administration and clerical activities as directed to support research projects.  Experience working with older adults and a medical population is beneficial.  Must be willing to flex weekly hours to accommodate weekend testing.

Required Qualifications*

The fully prepared candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or equivalent education and experience.  Proficiency in test administration and scoring is preferred but not required.  Knowledge of or experience with database creation, management and analysis procedures is expected.  Strong clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication are desired.  Experience in working with both older adults and children are preferred.  Candidates must have demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and preferably statistical analysis packages such as SAS and SPSS or other research laboratory programs.

Work Schedule

8am -5pm with occasional flex evening and weekend work as needed for research studies

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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