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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.
Zero to Thrive is currently seeking a Research Assistant to help for 10-15
hours per week with data collection tasks for the Prenatal Stress Study
(PSS). PSS examines the timing of stress in pregnancy through early
childhood to determine how this stress affects infant and young child
biological, social and behavioral development. This is a multi-University
longitudinal study that uses intimate partner violence as well as family and
community stress as a model for understanding the role of gestational stress
timing on infant/preschooler outcomes. This Research Assistant will work under
the supervision of the Project Coordinator and Research Evaluators to help run
trier social stress tests with women, assist with childcare, and generally
support study activities. This work requires in-person participation, for an
increment of time between the hours of 11:30am and 3:30pm on weekdays.
Candidates must be able to transport themselves to and from the Rachel Upjohn
Building on Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor, MI.
Zero to Thrive is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion across all areas
of our work. We believe this commitment extends, not only to our community
partners and the families we serve, but also to the faculty, trainees and
staff who make up our team. We believe this diversity of people and
perspectives enriches our group and the work we accomplish together as we
strive toward our vision of supporting all families, from pregnancy through
early childhood, to have the well-being necessary to achieve their full
potential. As part of this commitment, we encourage applicants from all groups
to apply for this position, particularly those who have historically been less
represented in academic institutions.
Provide childcare during study visits for children ages 2.5-4
Flexibility around participant needs, while also being very prompt and
Assist with study visits or recruitment as needed
• The ability to adhere to strict study protocols• Experience and
comfortability working with infants and/or young children• Must have
flexibility for work in diverse settings • A demonstrated ability to problem
solve and flexibly adapt to changes• Must have reliable transportation as some
travel including to east Ann Arbor is required.
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
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is
required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
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
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan
students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan
Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes
those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is
available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint