Research Study Recruiter

Michigan, United States
01 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
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

If you enjoy talking with people, seek to gain behavioral research experience, and want to help improve programs that support youth by learning more about how they deal with health behaviors like alcohol and violence, this position may be of interest. This job opportunity is a great way to potentially help others in the Flint and surrounding communities. You will also get to know some incredible youth and their families, and to become a part of supportive research team within the University of Michigan’s, Department of Psychiatry.The University of Michigan is seeking to hire a recruiter to support a new innovative large scale research study being conducted in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care clinic at Hurley Medical Center. The purpose of this study is to learn how young people deal with alcohol and violence and to learn how a newly developed program may be helpful for teens and young adults.


Recruiters will work in the fast paced Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinic at Hurley Medical Center as a part of a large supportive team. You will directly interface with patients in the waiting areas and inside patient rooms. During your interactions, you’ll inform participants of the various research activities they will have the opportunity to complete, gain informed consent, and collect survey assessments. As a critical component to the success of the study, the primary responsibility of this role will focus heavily on building rapport, patient engagement, community outreach, and encouraging participants to complete research activities. Hours will be 2nd shift hours that include afternoons, later evenings, and weekend hours. You will also assist with scheduling and assessment responsibilities and data tasks.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Screen electronic medical records to identify eligible study participants.
  • Approach and consent potential participants in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinic at Hurley Medical Center in accordance to research protocols, procedures, and good clinical practice guidelines.
  • Conduct clinical assessments with eligible participants.
  • Conduct suicide risk assessments following study risk assessment protocol.
  • Attend mandatory study specific trainings and team meetings.
  • Complete daily paperwork accurately in a timely manner.
  • Track daily/weekly recruitment flow, create daily/weekly reports to be sent to the project coordinator or project manager at the end of each shift.
  • Enter and clean data in ACCESS. Conduct prospective and retrospective chart reviews
  • Any other duties deemed necessary to maintain the smooth operation of the research program

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or associate's degree
  • 0-1 years of experience in a related field

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related social science field with interest in gaining research experience.
  • Prior work with adolescents and emerging adults, and some knowledge of clinical research is desirable.
  • Master's degree

Work Schedule

Varying schedule - mostly evenings and weekends. Shifts may change based on study needs. You will be working five 8 hour shifts per week.

Work Locations

Hurley Hospital, One Hurley Plaza, Flint, MI

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.

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.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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