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Job Summary

The Pediatric Nephrology Clinical Research is a collaborative, collegial and fast paced program that includes clinical trials, longitudinal cohorts, health services and translational research.  The successful candidate for this position will participate in many aspects of the research and collaboration activities. The Clinical Subjects Associate supports clinical research within the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, including pre-award administrative assistance, screening potential research candidates, collecting and monitoring data and collecting and processing biospecimens under the supervision of Principal Investigator.  Patients are recruited from pediatric and internal medicine practices at UMHS, on-line through study websites, and through multisite collaborating institutions. The Clinical Subjects Associate is a member of the clinical research program and will work closely with the faculty and the research team to assist in the coordination of patient subjects for clinical research studies conducted within Pediatric Nephrology.

Responsibilities*

  • Routine duties include:
  • Screening electronic medical records to identify eligible study participants
  • Schedule and coordinate patient follow up visits including ordering patient compensation, lab kits and/or medications.
  • Collect and record patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects from sources such as subject interviews, surveys, and medical chart review.
  • Screen, recruit and consent participants according to research protocols and schedule clinical research related procedures in accordance with good clinical practice guidelines.
  • Collect, process, label, store and ship biospecimens for research projects.
  • Assist in monitoring of test results and relaying relevant results to the clinical team.
  • Data entry into both electronic and paper case report forms
  • Assist in pre-award administrative work such as helping with IRB submissions, data use agreements, and other regulatory requirements for studies.
  • Work with administrative staff to ensure appropriate billing for study related care.
  • Assist the research team in the generation of presentations, abstracts, posters and manuscripts
  • Travel up to 5% of the time may be required to conduct site recruitment and/or project team meetings.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary to maintain the smooth operation of the research program.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience (healthcare background).
  • At least one year of clinical research experience, including patient facing activities.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team or independently while meeting deadlines in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Strong ability to prioritize and exercise good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use new skills quickly and effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to observe and maintain data confidentiality.
  • Excellent attendance and strong work ethic.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft applications

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of human sample collection, processing, and storage.
  • Familiarity with eResearch.
  • Knowledge of ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines

 

Additional Information

Administrative supervision is received from the Division Administrator.  Functional supervision is received from Director of the Pediatric Nephrology Research Program and Senior Research Project Managers and Coordinators. Staff members in this classification are expected to work independently and regularly exercise judgment in setting priorities, resolving operational problems and the application of policies, procedures and methods, while maintaining the strictest of confidentiality at all times. A very strong work ethic is required with appreciation for the importance of complete and accurate research data and specimen handling.

 

Additional Information

Population served:

The clinical research program within Pediatric Nephrology is focused on the advancement of biomedical knowledge of the causes and treatment of kidney disease in children and adults

Background Screening

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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.