Research Assistant I, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Michigan, United States
07 May 2019
End of advertisement period
20 May 2019
Contract Type

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 Center for Clinical Outcomes Development and Application (CODA) in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic individual who is excited about clinical research to provide research support to our team. This Research Assistant will work closely with the center director and other study team members to support the center's wide variety of research studies across several diverse clinical populations (e.g., Huntington disease, spinal cord injury, nephrotic syndrome, diabetes, traumatic brain injury, caregivers).

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.


  • The Research Assistant will perform clinical research activities for center-specific studies.
  • She/he will recruit, screen, and enroll participants, coordinate participant visits and data collection, perform study interviews and assessments, conduct and score neuropsychological tests, process participant payments, and enter study data.
  • The Research Assistant will also assist with other tasks as assigned, which may include conducting literature searches, updating websites, and preparing study reports and study dissemination materials.

Required Qualifications*

A bachelor's degree is required. The applicant should have excellent people skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of a research team. The applicant should be able to work independently, be organized and detail-oriented, and be an excellent problem solver. The applicant should be excited about learning new things and be eager to work in a collaborative team environment.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience conducting clinical research.

Work Locations

North Campus Research Complex, Building 14

Additional Information

This is a temporary position; Flexible as to part-time/full-time (20-40 hours/week).

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.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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