Research Assistant position | Michigan State University

Michigan State University is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill an open Research Assistant position in the Division of Public Health, College of Human Medicine. This individual will work on the SPIRIT Trial, a large NIMH- and NIJ-funded research study evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a suicide prevention intervention for 800 suicidal jail detainees who are releasing to communities in 2 states (Michigan and Rhode Island), with PIs at each affiliated academic site (Michigan State University PI: Jennifer Johnson, PhD; Brown University PI: Lauren Weinstock, PhD).

Position responsibilities include a number of clinical research duties including: participant recruitment, consent, screening, and assessment, coordination with study interventionists, data management, and miscellaneous administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelors degree in psychology or related field, relevant research experience, and strong organizational skills. Given the nature of the research being conducted, we are seeking someone who is outgoing and sensitive to the needs of individuals with severe mental illness, who works well independently, and who has a strong work ethic.

Interested applicants are encouraged to read more about the details of the position on the MSU website, where they may also submit their application materials. Given the timing of this opening, it may be an ideal opportunity for an upcoming December graduate looking for an open research position in the field of suicide prevention.