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Job Summary

The person in this position will have responsibility for coordination of clinical trials conducted within the Department of Psychiatry. Trials conducted in the department include both FDA- and non-FDA-regulated trials, sponsored by industry and the federal government, for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and sleep disorders.


Clinical trials in Ppsychiatry include interventions with devices and infusions of experimental medications in a hospital setting.  The person will work under the direction of a principal investigator, and he/she will have specific responsibilities for up to 2-3 trials (oversee recruitment, study coordination,  maintenance of study records, liaison with sponsors, work with trial monitors, and correspond with the local IRB). Job responsibilities may also include clinical assessment, including diagnostic interviews (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV) and use of rating scales to systematically assess symptoms.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree necessary
  • Experience working in clinical research and experience in the conduct of FDA-regulated clinical trials is strongly preferred, including experience with Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility for work in diverse settings. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Basic computer skills - word processing, internet searches, spread sheets, elementary statistics; additional skills in behavioral data acquisition helpful but not necessary.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Clinical experience with psychiatric populations and previous clinical research experience is preferred.

Work Schedule

Days and some evenings

Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Building

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.