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 Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program (YDSP) is seeking a part-time research associate to assist with an intervention development study. The research associate will assist with recruiting research participants, conducting study assessments, processing participant incentives, data entry and monitoring, scheduling participant interviews, and adhering to the study protocol. Additional activities will also include conducting literature searches, preparing presentations and manuscripts and project management tasks (maintaining database, IRB applications, progress reports, etc.). The Research Associate will have a strong interest in mental health research and psychology, public health, social work, or a related field.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Administering study questionnaires and conducting follow-up assessments
Assisting with data entry
Assisting with other study activities as needed (e.g., assembling study materials, conducting literature searches, scheduling assessments, processing participant incentives)
Study management and coordination
Bachelor’s Degree in a social science field (e.g. psychology, sociology, public health, social work, political science) or an equivalent combination of education and directly relevant experience; previous research experience; proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); strong communication skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; understanding of the issues of confidentiality and privacy in the conduct of research; ability to work on and prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines; ability to work as a team as well as independently; interest in youth mental health and depression and suicide prevention research.
Experience with a statistical software package such as SPSS; 1-2 years of human subjects research experience.
Daytime, however evenings and weekends may be required during participant recruitment.
This is a time -limited appointment for 1 year with a possiblity of extension. At the end of the term, the appointment will terminated and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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