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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.


The Perinatal Stress Study (PSS) is seeking dependable and detail-oriented research assistants who have experience working with children and are available for in-person work. All research assistants need to be able to adhere to strict study protocols and be sensitive to working with vulnerable populations. This would be an ideal position for someone seeking clinical research experience and pursuing psychology, social work, public health, or medicine. We are recruiting assistants to administer a standardized brief stress task and to provide childcare to participants.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


  • Administer a brief standardized stress task.
  • Provide childcare to children aged 1month-10yrs.

Required Qualifications*

  • Experience with children, detail orientated, and flexible.

Work Schedule

Flexible depending on the needs of participants. Most RAs work 4-5 hours per month.

Work Locations

The location for this position will be in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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.


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.