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A cover letter, resume and three references are required for consideration for this position; include the cover letter as the first page of your resume and indicate your interest in the position and how your experience relates to the job description and qualifications.

Job Summary

The successful CFCRA candidate will be part of a national COPD study of primary care practices across the US, testing clinic feasibility of a new COPD diagnostic tool. The CFCRA will serve as the main contact liaison between the 10 participating clinics, the lead faculty investigator and the project director on this study.

Travel is a key component of this work and will take place an average of 1-2 times monthly during the first year of the study. Each travel visit may be on site stays of 2-4 days.

Candidate will coordinate activities in line with the study timeline specifications and ensure that the activities at all sites are on schedule and within budget. Candidate will work under the supervision of the Project Director and Principal Investigator of the study. The CFCRA must be able to follow a structured protocol, adhere to study timelines and work expectations and address issues of confidentiality and data security.  Participate in regular team meetings with the research team and report on activity progress, participate in development of materials as needed and work with the Data Manager to facilitate a smooth, organized recruitment procedure.  Assist the Project Director with other research related tasks including: tracking costs and expenses, adhering to procedures and completing NIH and other research required reporting documents.  


  • Coordinate site visits at each of the participating research clinical regions (5 in total) around the US; including setting up travel details, study activities and agenda and logistics

  • Take lead responsibility for clinic communication; maintain regular contact with clinics; be able to provide stellar customer service and foster excellent collaboration with clinic partners

  • Conduct on site activities including assist with focus group implementation, baseline clinic assessments, follow up focus groups and questionnaire data collection 

  • Participate in data collection activities with excellent attention to detail; follow up on missing data; assist with focus group transcription and data review

  • Attend regular meetings with Principal Investigator and Project Director and report on study progress; take responsibility for milestones and achieving success

  • Participate in research related tasks and administrative duties as needed, as directed by the PI and Project Director

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public health, health communications, clinical health assistance, clinical quality improvement or health administration, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 1-3 years of experience working on a research study and familiarity conducting clinical trial research. Experience working within a primary care clinic and/or on clinical quality improvement initiatives is a plus.

To be considered for this position, candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills.  Proven excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to work as part of a team and individually while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.  Good computing skills in the Windows and Google environment, particularly with MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

*This is a 1-year position on a sponsored project with the potential for future funding.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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