Join the Team

For Undergraduates and Volunteers  

University of Michigan undergraduate students and volunteers from the community have the opportunity to join our team as Research Assistants. Research Assistants have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience with interdisciplinary, innovative, federally funded research projects. Research Assistants gain a deeper understanding of mental health research by helping with a wide variety of tasks while in this position. These tasks include, but are not limited to, creating participant assessment packets, becoming familiar with REDCap and SPSS statistical packages, attending research meetings, creating and designing project materials, and assisting with preparation of study presentations.


Commitment and Expectations

We require a minimum of a two consecutive semester commitment with at least 6 hours of work per semester. Research Assistants should set work in time blocks of no less than two hours when coming in to volunteer or work for credit. Work hours may only occur Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Research Assistants are also responsible for updating their lab work schedules, reporting summaries of their work, and informing supervisors of absences or any other concerns they have regarding YDSP.

If you are interested in applying for a Research Assistant position in the Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program, please contact Dr. Cheryl King at [email protected].