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Research Technician Associate
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

How to Apply

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 Research Program on Cognition and Neuromodulation Based Interventions is seeking a positive, highly motivated candidate who possesses the skills described below to support faculty, study staff, and trainees.  The program’s mission is to identify and provide effective non- pharmacological treatments for persons with cognitive impairment and neurological disease.  We focus on methods to assist older adults with a variety of cognitive impairments, utilizing neuropsychological theory, modern neuroimaging methods and a range of non-pharmacological treatments, such as cognitive rehabilitation and brain stimulation.    
We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant who will assist in clinical research and related projects.  It is expected that the successful candidate will be trained to administer and score standardized neuropsychological tests to research participants, memory rehabilitation and/or non-invasive brain stimulation.  The candidate will handle other scientific administration and clerical duties as directed to support research projects.


Recruit and screen study participants. 
Enroll and conduct informed consent process.
Administer memory rehabilitation and transcranial electrical stimulation.  
Enter data into secure database.
Assist in training team members.
Participate in team conferences related to research and program conduct and development.
Act as liaison with other study teams.
Transport participants, as necessary, to support study needs.
Other duties as needed to support the Research Program Director and supported study(studies).

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's Degree or higher preferably in Psychology, health science or health related field
Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills 
Research experience
Ability to multitask as well as work well under time constraints and deadlines
Outstanding organizational and record-keeping skills with meticulous attention to detail
Ability to work in a semi-independent manner with minimal supervision and with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner
Strong computer skills 
Ability to problem-solve and establish timelines and priorities
Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as necessary to support the program
Excellent driving record. Must have reliable transportation since local travel will be expected

Desired Qualifications*

Experience working with older adults and persons with cognitive impairment
Teaching or training skills
Knowledge of Detroit and Ann Arbor area 
Experience working and interacting with research participants
Demonstrated understanding of Good Clinical Practice and HIPAA
Working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values

Work Schedule

M-F 8-4:30 with occasional evening and weekends

Work Locations

Ann Arbor

Additional Information

Candidates able to make a minimum of a two-year commitment are preferred

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.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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