Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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.
The Research Assistant will work directly with Research Coordinators and Principal Investigators while assisting in federally funded clinical studies in the areas of improving access to and quality of substance use disorder treatment and enhancing retention in treatment for patients with opioid use disorder and chronic pain. Studies include those with Veterans receiving care in the Veterans Healthcare Administration. The position involves screening, recruiting participants, maintaining study records, conducting interviews and surveys and conducting followup assessments of clinician and patient participants, and other study activities. We are searching for candidates who are positive, highly motivated, and well-organized. The ideal candidate will be highly interested in professional growth within the field of research.
The incumbent will perform a variety of the following tasks, among others:
Patient engagement, including screening, recruitment and conducting qualitative interviews and surveys;
Conducting followup assessments of participants
Managing participant payments/remuneration
Qualitative data collection and analysis;
Maintain and manage official study records utilizing databases and shared folders;
Conduct literature searches and reviews;
Collaborate with the PI in preparing sections of working papers and reports.
Bachelor’s Degree with related experience or interest in clinical research;
Ability to confidently interface with individuals at various levels, including patients and clinicians;
Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, attention to detail are all highly prioritized.
Strong attention to detail, including editing and proofreading proficiency;
Works well independently as well as in a team environment;
Accurate and organized records management skills;
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in order to meet deadlines;
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; and
Access to reliable transportation
Demonstrate a strong ability to establish rapport with participants
Demonstrate a strong ability to keep accurate and detailed records of all study procedures
Handle crisis situations at the study site in consultation with other study team members.
Willingness to travel for participant recruitment and assessment activities.
Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, or other related field;
Experience/interest working with high-risk populations, such as substance use disorders or other areas of mental health;
Previous experience conducting health related research and/or with substance abuse or high risk populations is preferred, but not required.
Comfort discussing sensitive topics with vulnerable populations;
Understanding of HIPAA policies and experience working with IRB;
Experience using Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, REDCap, and NVIVO are preferred;
Experience with reference management software such as EndNote or Zotero;
Experience creating and following protocols related to qualitative research and/or survey research;
Possess excellent written and oral communications skills;
Strong problem-solving skills and initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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