4 Research Associates Needed for ABCD Study

This posting is for part-time research associates who will work on a groundbreaking new large-scale national collaborative research project called the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study (abcdstudy.org). The ABCD study will be following 10,000 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 associate will work with the principal investigators and other members of the research team at the University of Michigan.

Responsibilities include conduct of baseline and follow-up in-person and telephone interviews with participants and collateral informants. The research associate will undergo training on administration of the test battery and be required to meet and maintain training criteria used by all teams around the US who are part of this study. This includes administration of neuropsychological tests, clinical assessments, substance use batteries and functional and structural neuroimaging.

The preferred candidates will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field, or equivalent education and experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience working with children are critical. The candidates should be comfortable discussing sensitive behaviors such as substance use with participants and their families. Schedule must be flexible to allow for work on school days-off, evenings and weekends.

Experience administering diagnostic interviews and other test batteries strongly preferred. Experience in neuroimaging research a plus. At least a two year commitment preferred.  As the project develops, this position has potential to evolve into one with considerably more responsibility and scope.


Work Schedule: Late afternoons on weekdays (approximately 3-7pm); weekends

Work Location: Rachel Upjohn Building


For more information, and to apply: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/130773/research_asst_i_temp