Research Assistant

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The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Research Assistant. In this role you'll administer cognitive and behavioral test measures for research studies examining the effects of medical or neurological disorders, agents, and/or devices on neurocognitive performance. 

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


In this role, you'll be expected to work closely with faculty and staff in lab management, including training students along with database management and analysis. You'll be able to operate in a semi-independent manner to assist in clinical research and related projects. You'll administer and score standardized neuropsychological tests and research instruments to research participants across the lifespan and with a range of medical disorders. You'll assist with the creating of posters, papers, and presentations for scientific meetings, and handle other scientific administration and clerical activities as directed to support research projects. 

Required Qualifications*

In order to be considered for this position candidates must: 

  • have a bachelor's degree in psychology or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • have previous experience with the creation, management, and analysis of databases. 
  • have demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access. 
  • be willing to flex weekly hours to accommodate occasional testing on the weekends. 

Desired Qualifications*

The fully prepared candidate for this role will:

  • be proficient in test administration and scoring
  • have strong clinical skills 
  • have superior verbal and written communication skills
  • have previous experience working with both older adults and children
  • have previous experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g. SAS, SPSS, etc.) and other research laboratory programs

Work Schedule

A typical work schedule for this position would be 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday. Occasional weekend hours may be required in order to accommodate participant testing appointments. 

Work Locations

Work will take place at the Neuropsychology Program offices at 2101 Commonwealth Blvd., Suite C in Ann Arbor, MI. 

Additional Information

The Department of Psychiatry is firmly committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and belonging. Our community supports recruiting and cultivating a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and the world. We strive to create a work culture where each team member feels respected, valued, and safe. 

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.

In addition to the screenings indicated above 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.