Research Assistant - Department of Psychiatry Health Services outcome Research University of Michigan Department of Psych HlthSvc Outcome Research United States

Research Assistant



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


We are currently seeking a Clinical Subjects Associate to assist with a Federally-funded project related to opioid use.  This position will recruit and follow-up with participants mainly from the University of Michigan Emergency Department.

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.



    Responsible for participant recruitment and screening, obtaining informed consent, and conducting drug screens.

    Performing thorough suicide risk assessments  and providing brief supportive counseling, as needed.

    Locating, scheduling and conducting follow-up assessments with participants in the community and over the phone.

    Job responsibilities also include data entry, updating study databases, accurately completing daily paperwork, preparing assessment materials, following all research protocols and procedures

    Additional study tasks may be assigned as needed.


Required Qualifications*


Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a similar discipline, with evidence of course work or experience in Research Methods and clinical experience required.  Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, attention to detail, ability to work independently but also within a team, personable, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines are all a must.  The candidate will interact with treatment staff at the University of Michigan Emergency Department and handle problems that may arise as part of the research study including crisis situations, so the ability to communicate effectively is very important. The candidate must be able to work independently for extended periods while receiving feedback and guidance from study coordinators and faculty investigators. Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team and ability to adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines are also a necessity. Experience using MS Excel, Access, and REDCap are preferred.  Previous experience conducting health-related research and/or with substance abuse or high risk populations is preferred, but not required. The job will require flexibility in order to meet project deadlines and goals; therefore, a strong ability to problem solve is highly desired.  The candidate for this position must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends, and personal reliable transportation is a must.

Work Schedule


Monday-Friday, will require evenings and weekends

Work Locations


Ann Arbor, will require travel for follow-up assessments.

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.

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.



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.



Job Opening ID


Working Title

Research Assistant

Job Title

Clinical Subjects Associate

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Medical School


Psych HlthSvc Outcome Research

Posting Begin/End Date

4/29/2019 – 5/31/2019

Career Interest


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