Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) is seeking a part time (20 hrs/week) Research Assistant to join its research team. Location is at the MADC in Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Detroit Center in Detroit.
This is a term limited appointment for approximately one year unless further funding is procured.
We are seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills to work with principal investigators and other research team members to accurately and efficiently carry out a range of tasks associated with a variety of research studies. The characteristic duties and responsibilities of this position may evolve over time to match changing needs and priorities.
Working closely with the clinical and outreach faculty and staff of the Center, the Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day conduct of Center-supported studies and the University of Michigan Memory and Aging Project (UM-MAP), a longitudinal study investigating changes in cognitive functioning over time, to learn more about normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as its affiliated studies. Day-to-day duties include subject enrollment and screening (including gathering relevant medical records), performing neuropsychological evaluations, scheduling and accompanying research participants to their imaging scans.
Work closely with faculty and staff on all aspects of data collection for research studies at the MADC in Ann Arbor and the MADC satellite office at the U-M Detroit Center in Detroit.
Conduct face-to-face interviews with research participants, obtaining informed consent and performing neuropsychological evaluations and computerized testing.
Assist the Research Recruitment Coordinator with the recruitment of participants into the MADC registry, focusing on underrepresented minorities.
Schedule and accompany research participants to imaging scans.
Attend weekly research prioritization and recruitment planning meetings, biweekly staff meetings, and monthly outreach meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 0-1 years of related experience
Excellent communication skills, including strong telephone communication skills and the ability to accurately and thoroughly discern and document information provided by callers
Highly organized, responsible and responsive, with strict adherence to deadlines
Ability to manage many projects with competing priorities and deadlines
Commitment to completing assignments with excellent attention to detail
Collegial and team-oriented. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community partners.
Experienced and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with ability to shift gears and remain focused on the multiple demands of the job.
Eagerness to learn and ability to adapt to changing needs. Flexible and willing to take on new roles as needed.
Self-sufficient, able to work independently and take initiative, but able and willing to ask for assistance and advice when needed
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the ability to learn new databases easily
Driver’s license and reliable transportation
Experience working with dementia specific programs, care and outreach
Experience working with older adults with and without dementia
Research experience including recruitment of participants for studies
Knowledge of Michigan Medicine policies and procedures
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.
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