Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center Research Technician Associate

Michigan, United States
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Job Summary

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) is seeking a Research Technician Associate to join its research team. Location is at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, 2101 Commonwealth Blvd, Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Occasional weekend and evening work required.

We are seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, organized, person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills. The successful candidate will work with principal investigators and other research team members to accurately and efficiently carry out a range of tasks associated with ongoing research projects. The candidate will be expected to work closely with faculty and staff and be able to administer and score standardized and computer-based cognitive, behavioral, and motor assessments and schedule research participants as needed. The candidate will be able to operate in a semi-independent manner to assist in clinical research and related projects.

The successful candidate also will be able to assist with the creation of posters, papers and presentations for scientific meetings and handle other scientific administration and clerical activities as directed to support research projects. Participation in recruitment activities and working with community outreach staff also will be an important feature of this position. Experience working within a mental health related research setting and /or older adult population with cognitive problems is preferred.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or Associate's degree and 1 year of experience.
  • Available to work some evenings/weekends.
  • Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and EndNote).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
  • Ability to problem-solve and establish timelines and priorities.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or a health science discipline or equivalent education and experience preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ proficiency administering neuropsychological test and scoring is preferred.
  • Research experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials.
  • Experience working and interacting with research participants.
  • Experience with Electronic Data Entry in REDCap or other platform.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Good Clinical Practice and HIPAA.
  • A working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values.
  • Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization while working with several research studies
  • PEERRS or CITI Program certified.
  • Strong clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication are desired.
  • Preferred, demonstrable knowledge of statistical analysis packages such as SAS and SPSS or other research laboratory programs.
  • Experience working with older adults with/without memory loss.
  • Experience working with African American population, dementia and aging research.

Additional Information

Diversity is highly valued and applications from members of groups underrepresented in health sciences with demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities, cultures and the elder population are encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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 employer.