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How to Apply

To be considered for this position, a cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page with your resume/CV. The cover letter should address each of the following specific points; each response should be about 50 words or less:

  1. Describe why you believe you would be a good fit for this position at the UMCCC.
  2. Outline your service excellence skills and experiences applicable to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC) is currently seeking a full-time Clinical Research Project Manager for a blood-based tumor genome sequencing research project in subjects with advanced cancers. UMCCC is partnering with an external sponsor to provide digital sequencing technology that will allow for tailoring therapy selection and disease monitoring, and the Project Manager will oversee the implementation and operations of this project.


  • The Project Manager will demonstrate leadership in implementing the vision and goals of the project. Major responsibilities include setting and maintaining a goal-oriented, supportive, and friendly team culture; training and supervising a multi-member team of research coordinators; establishing project goals and milestones and tracking progress; and, coordinating with key partners including the sponsor, outpatient clinic staff, lab staff, and PIs.
  • The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of the execution of the project including the development, supervision and management of a biorepository; consenting subjects on an IRB approved consent, maintaining IRB and other regulatory approval, entering and updating clinical report forms, data curation/entry from electronic medical records, communication with stakeholders, periodic report generation, and leading biobank meetings.
  • The Project Manager will be responsible for weekly communication with the project Principal Investigators (PIs).

Required Qualifications*

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in science, or other related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in research with demonstrated experience in preparing and managing research protocols.
  • Thorough knowledge in patient consent processes and collecting data and specimen.
  • Familiarity with internal University processes (eResearch/CareWeb/MiChart) and excellent written communication skills are an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to exercise diplomacy and work effectively with a diverse group of people and ability to manage dynamics of a multi-member high-functioning team.
  • Applicant should have a record of completing tasks in a timely manner and being goal setting and achieving, self-motivated, self-driven and be able to establish a goal oriented and friendly team culture.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's Degree preferred in a relevant field and experience with biorepository collection (2+ years) or clinical research (3+ years).
  • Prior leadership and supervising experience.

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.

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.