Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) is seeking a full time Research Technician Associate to join its research team.
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 candidate will be expected to work closely with faculty and staff and be able to administer standardized and computer-based cognitive, behavioral, and motor assessments to research participants and score neuropsychological examinations. The candidate will be able to operate in a semi-independent manner to assist in clinical research and related projects. The characteristic duties and responsibilities of this position may evolve over time to match changing needs and priorities.
Administer paper/pencil and computerized neuropsychological examinations and surveys to research participants at the MADC and at the U-M Detroit Center for supported studies of the MADC, Including the University of Michigan Memory and Aging Project, MADC research registry, and other supported studies
Score neuropsychological evaluations
Document all relevant data used in multiple research studies
Enter electronic data into a secure electronic data capture system database (REDCap)
Ensure all study-related documentation is completed accurately
Work collaboratively with MADC, Neurology, and Neuropsychology clinical trials teams
Perform general office and administrative duties as assigned
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in social science or a health science discipline or equivalent education and experience
Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and EndNote).
Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills.
Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
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.
Valid driver’s license.
Research experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials.
Experience working and interacting with research participants.
Experience with Electronic Data Entry in REDCap or other platform.
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.
Demonstrable knowledge of statistical analysis packages such as SAS and SPSS or other research laboratory programs.
Experience working with older adults with/without memory loss.
Experience working with African American population, dementia and aging research.
Knowledge of Michigan Medicine policies and procedures
Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Diversity is highly valued. 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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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 168870
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