Research Technician Associate,Psychiatry-Neuropsychology

Michigan, United States
$27,500.00 – $27,500.00
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 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.


The emphasis of this research position is on the administration of cognitive and behavioral test measures for studies that examine the effects of neurological disorders and/or devices on neurocognitive performance.  A substantial portion of this position will involve assisting participants during research sessions that involve neuroimaging (both magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography). The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the ability to work closely with faculty and staff in lab management, including training of students along with database management and analysis.  The candidate will be able to operate in a semi-independent manner to assist in clinical research and related projects.  It is also expected that the successful candidate will be able to administer and score standardized neuropsychological tests to research participants across the lifespan, 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.  Applications should also have experience with, or the capability to learn, non-invasive brain stimulation techniques like transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Experience working with our veterans in a mental health related research setting and /or older adult population with cognitive problems is preferred. 

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to drive participants to/from neuroimaging sessions in a UM Fleet Vehicle as necessary.
  • Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and EndNote)
  • Confident and highly motivated with strong multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills.
  • 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.
  • Prior experience with older adults is strongly preferred. 
  • Candidates must have demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and preferably statistical analysis packages such as SAS and SPSS or other research laboratory programs.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with older adults including those at various stages of dementia.
  • Research experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials.
  • Experience working and interacting with research participants.
  • Experience with Electronic Data Entry in ReDCap.
  • 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.
  • Have some basic biospecimen processing skills.
  • Experience with Neuropsychological tests and procedures.
  • Experience with non-invasive brain stimulation.

Work Schedule

Typically M-F from 8:00 -4:30 pm.  However, must be willing to flex weekly hours to accommodate weekend and/or evening research sessions (e.g., testing, fMRI).

Additional Information

Must have reliable transportation since local travel will be expected.

Background Screening

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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. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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