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.
This posting is for a full-time Research Technician Sr who will work on a groundbreaking large-scale national collaborative research project called the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study (abcdstudy.org). The ABCD Study is following $12,000 children, aged 9 and 10 at outset, over 10 years. This is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. The Research Technician Sr will work with the principal investigators and other members of the research team at the University of Michigan to administer study protocols to research participants.
Responsibilites include managing all ABCD sub-studies by contacting participants to notify them of upcoming appointments, scheduling appointments, ensuring and tracking the completion of appointments, and arranging and tracking participant compensation. This also includes training all relevant study staff on sub-study protocols and ensuring their maintenance. The Research Technician Sr will lead efforts in managing study biological specimens such as tracking, documenting, and arranging the storage and shipping of all study biospecimens (baby teeth, saliva, blood, and hair). The role will also assist with administration of the ABCD Study test battery and will be required to meet and maintain training criteria used by all teams around the US who are part of this study. This includes neuropsychological tests, clinical assessments, substance use batteries, functional and structural neuroimaging, and collection of biological samples such as hair, saliva, and blood as needed.
Bachelor Degree and 3-4 years experience or Master's Degree and 1 year of relevant experience.
ABCD Study experience preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as is the ability to work proactively and independently.
Candidate should be comfortable delegating responsibilities to others as needed, supervising, and providing feedback to others in the completion of this work; work on large, complex, longitudinal research projects; working with a diverse set of participants, and discussing sensitive matters such as substance use, antisocial and criminal behavior, and suicidality.
Experience supervising others and working with children or adolescents strongly preferred.
Variable; will include hours during evenings and over weekends. No more than 40 hours per week.
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 189358
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.