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Job Summary

This is a term-limited position due to salary funded on a grant.

The University of Michigan (U-M), School of Nursing (UMSN) is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator who will coordinate the planning and enrollment of participants into a NIA-funded study, “Internet-based conversational engagement clinical trial (I-CONECT) Study Conversational Engagement for Healthy Cognitive Aging.” The project is a multi-site study with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) as the primary institution. The target population is underrepresented minority, isolated adults ages 80 years and older with healthy cognition or mild cognitive impairment; 180 participants will be enrolled over three (3) years at each site. The Clinical Research Coordinator will conduct home visits with participants. We are looking for a highly motivated, independent and creative individual to serve in this role. The position will assist the principal investigator (PI) in the implementation of project goals.

Responsibilities*

  • Collaborate with community-based programs that serve socially isolated seniors (i.e., Meals on Wheels at Detroit, Area Agency on Aging) for the purposes of recruitment.
  • Manage recruitment and screening process, and conduct telephone screenings.
  • Establish imaging protocol with U-M’s MRI imaging center, schedule participants’ visits, and coordinate participants’ transportation.
  • Conduct home visits with participants to include screening and neuropsychological assessments.
  • Supervise research assistants and interviewers.
  • Assist the PI with administering day-to-day operations of the project, including: completing general administrative paper work related to the research project; provide general office, administrative and project support to the site Co-PI’s and research staff; schedule meetings, prepare agendas, and meeting materials.
  • Assist with data input and management.
  • Assist with supporting study technology.
  • Coordinate between U-M IRB and external institution’s (OHSU) IRB, which has regulatory oversight.
  • Meet regularly via video call with OHSU site.
  • Prepare information for data safety monitoring board (DSMB).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervision is received from the PI and co-site PI’s.

Required Qualifications*

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, Social Work or other health related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Previous experience in study coordination and management.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, strong customer service and interpersonal skills, and management and organizational skills.

Attributes:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with underrepresented, minority populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, students and community partners in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage responsibilities and time effectively, prioritize, work well under time constraints and meet deadlines.
  • A flexible, can-do attitude and a willingness to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Eagerness to learn and ability to adapt to changing needs.
  • A high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Experience working with African American population, dementia and aging research, preferred.

Diversity is highly valued and applications from members of groups underrepresented in health sciences with demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities, cultures and the elder population are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; some occasional weekends and evenings hours required

Salary: Due to salary funded on a grant, the maximum salary for this position is $50,000.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.