Research Technician Associate

University of Michigan

United States

July 9, 2021


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Job Summary

This posting is for a full-time research assistant who will work on a neuroimaging research study in adolescents and young adults, focused on brain development and mental health. The research assistant will work with the principal investigators and other members of the research team at the University of Michigan.


Responsibilities include recruitment, screening, scheduling and conduct of in- person and telephone interviews and neuroimaging assessments with participants. This includes administration of neuropsychological tests, clinical assessments, substance use batteries and functional and structural neuroimaging.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology or related field, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical.
  • The candidate should be comfortable discussing sensitive behaviors such as substance use, sexual behavior and mental health with participants.
  • Schedule must be flexible to allow for work on school days-off, evenings and weekends.
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Experience administering diagnostic interviews and other test batteries and experience working with children and adolescents strongly preferred.
  • At least a one-year commitment preferred.
  • Work Schedule

    Variable; will include hours during evenings and over weekends.

    Work Locations

    Ann Arbor, Remote

    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.

    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.