RESEARCH COORDINATOR position expected in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Michigan

Dear Student,

Although a Master’s is preferred, this position might still be one for which some of our graduates would be competitive. 

RESEARCH COORDINATOR position expected in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Michigan to work on the Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Project (Dr. Anthony King, PhD Principal Investigator). The MBCT for PTSD project is a NIMH R61/R33 funded intervention study. The project tests how two different Mind-Body Therapies: MBCT & Progressive Muscular Relaxation (PMR) affect brain activity when used in the treatment of PTSD. We aim to recruit a diverse sample of females (with histories of interpersonal-trauma) and males (with histories of combat related-trauma) both in terms of SES and race/ethnicity.

The Research Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the project. They will be responsible for recruitment and scheduling of participants, managing undergraduate research assistants, preparation of IRB materials, data collection and maintaining study databases. There may also be opportunities to receive training on the administration of group interventions and formal clinical assessments with participants including diagnostic interviews.

Candidates should have a master's degree (preferred) or bachelor’s degree in Psychology and have related research experience. Competitive candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, and a proven ability to work independently. 

The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and we especially encourage applications from women and members of under-represented minorities. As per University of Michigan policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

To apply for this position, please send a curriculum vita and have two to three letters of recommendation sent via email to Dr. Anthony King ( and Elizabeth Hinckley (