Research Technician Associate/Research Assistant

Research Technician Associate/Research Assistant

University Of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI, 48113, US

Posted 24 days ago

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Research Technician Associate/Research Assistant

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.


This posting is for a full-time research assistant who will work on a neuroimaging research study in young adults, focused on identifying neural patterns associated with alcohol desistence or persistence. The research assistant will work with the principal investigators and other members of the research team at the University of Michigan.


Responsibilities include recruiting, screening, scheduling, and paying participants. Conducting in-person studying visits at the fMRI Lab, which involves consenting participants, setting up and monitoring fMRI tasks, and administering neuropsychological assessments. Sending follow-up assessments to participants via email. Keeping track of enrolled participants. Assisting in preparation of progress reports and other summary materials. Performing literature searches. Cleaning and scoring data for future analyses. Working collaboratively with other team members to fulfill the goals of the project. The potential exists to assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentations at conferences and workshops.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and a willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills).
  • The candidate should be comfortable discussing sensitive behaviors such as substance use and mental health with participants.
  • Schedule must be flexible to allow for work on school days-off, evenings, and weekends.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience in a human science field.
  • Experience with statistical processing software, such as SPSS or R.
  • At least a one-year commitment is preferred.

Work Schedule

Variable; will include hours over weekends when scheduling participants for fMRI scans.

Work Locations

Work locations: Rachel Upjohn Building, Functional MRI Laboratory, remote

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 maybegin as early as the eighth day after posting.Thisopening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute. This includes those working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response .

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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Research Technician Associate/Research Assistant