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Job Summary

The Cardiovascular Health Studies Research lab is focused on the utility of lifestyle and behavior changes as management strategies for various cardiac conditions.  Projects include randomized controlled trials and other clinical studies looking at physical activity and quality of life in patients with cardiac disease.  Patients are recruited from medical practices here at UMHS, through cardiology and internal medicine clinics in Southeastern Michigan, and via community engagement efforts.  We are looking for a Clinical Subjects Coordinator that appreciates working with a multi-disciplinary team (MDs, PhDs, RNs, exercise physiologists, research professionals, clinic office managers, etc.) and who can promote participation in clinical research while upholding respect for prospective subject autonomy and beneficence.  This role includes responsibility for activities such as screening, consenting and enrolling subjects, collecting and managing patient and laboratory data, data entry, and regulatory management including IRB applications and event reporting.  The Clinical Subjects Coordinator is expected to work independently and exercise judgment in setting priorities and completing work-related tasks.

Responsibilities*

  • Regulatory maintenance, including IRB and clinicaltrials.gov upkeep.
  • Maintain study databases and systems (i.e. study website, email groups, REDCap, etc.).
  • Oversee and conduct subject recruitment, including pre-screening for basic eligibility via electronic medical records, telephone calls, or face-to-face interviews.
  • Lead the informed consent process for prospective subjects; exercise professional judgment on whether individuals meet eligibility criteria and ascertain that they both comprehend the study requirements and are capable of adherence.
  • Conduct study visits at various locations around campus; visits include various physical function tests, survey administration, anthropometric and vital sign assessments.
  • Regular verbal and written communication with patients, families, health care providers and collaborators within the University system and from extramural clinics and the community.
  • Manage subjects and their research records, both paper and electronic source material throughout the study duration.
  • Monitor subjects for safety and compliance issues.
  • Work with study team and local IRB to prepare accrual and safety reports.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree in biological, psychological, social or medical sciences; minimum 2 years’ experience working in clinical research, including direct patient contact and regulatory administration; ability to prioritize, problem solve, pay close attention to detail, and follow-through on tasks without direct supervision; familiarity with electronic database systems (Access, REDCap), and experience with Michigan Medicine research tools like MiChart Research Services, MBECT, etc.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in health behavior, exercise science, and/or public health; experience in behavioral medicine research and/or investigator-initiated research; proficiency in learning new software and study device operation.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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