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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is passionate about and dedicated to the improving the reproductive health of women.  We are launching multiple trials including participation in a $20 million project studying the treatment strategies for women with uterine fibroids.  We are looking for a talented and experienced individual that possesses great organizational and communication skills.  This Research Process Manager will work in close collaboration with the PI to provide the overall direction and day to day management of these large, complex research projects.

The Research Process Manager will be responsible for longitudinal cohort, health services and translational research with funding from a variety sponsors including, PCORI, NIH, and foundations. This position is will manage several research projects, will act as the liaison between the sponsor and data coordinating centers, and will serve as a senior research team member. This position will be responsible for facilitating the work of several research teams which include faculty, study coordinators, data analysts, fellows, data managers, and students.  The Research Process Manager will assist in the development of research project proposals, protocol and manual of operations development, data interpretation and generation of presentations, manuscript writing, training of local and remote research site personnel, and remote oversight to study team members to assure that research is conducted within all federal, state and local regulatory requirements. The outreach required by these studies will include travel to Central and Southeast Michigan.


Administrative Oversight 

  • Responsible for the complete administrative research process for Dr. Erica Marsh's research group.
  • Work with the PI and pre/post award specialists to monitor budget
  • Review monthly spending analysis and design and implement strategic solutions to budgetary issues. 
  • Participate in grant proposal planning, writing and coordination
  • Coordinate efforts and assist in writing of content of non-competing renewals
  • Gather data for, write and disseminate data safety monitoring reports
  • Represent the PI as communications are required with study sponsors. 
  • Review and evaluate progress of both small and large studies in order to   improve quality, identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Coordinate efforts and help streamline work flow across study teams
  • Act as a liaison between subjects, investigators, other departments, sponsors  and community shareholders


  • Represent the PI and institutional interest in all third party audits of studies.
  • Work with sponsors and study staff to develop any necessary corrective action work plans as follow up to monitor findings.
  • Ensure study compliance with federal and institutional guidelines   
  • Submit, monitor and track NIH-supported publications to PubMed Central in compliance with the NIH mandate.
  • Work with designated department staff, to track and assure that all relevant studies are registered and compliant with mandate
  • Responsible for the oversight of new IRB application preparation (protocol, consent forms, CRFs, BEU approval) and billing calendars for all studies and grants as needed
  • Responsible for the oversight of all activities related to IRB (AEs, ORIOs, amendments, SCRs)
  • Track on-time submission for IRB renewals


  • Develop strategic staffing plans to ensure research targets can be met with given staffing levels
  • Identify hiring needs and work with HR liaison to develop comprehensive job descriptions for newly identified staffing needs. 
  • Oversight of research staff recruitment, scheduling, and work assignments
  • Oversight of new employee training and oversight of the day-to-day supervision of study team members.
  • Work with project managers to coordinate and delegate work among research assistants and students
  • Monitor staff performance and incorporate improvement plans/reviews as necessary
  • Provide high level management to a large study team

Establish Operational Objectives and Assignments

  • Work in conjunction with the PI to identify and operationalize outreach opportunities, enhance collaboration, and increase networking.
  • Foster new research and administrative ideas
  • Strategically plan for growth and development for the research program. 
  • Provide oversight on recruitment of all projects in order to develop plans to enhance recruitment

Other duties and assignments as assigned by the PI

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree or higher (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • At least 3 years of experience in a management position
  • At least 5 years of research experience
  • In-depth knowledge of IRB Compliance
  • Primary activities are performed independently and decisions are made free from immediate direction
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively train and supervise team members
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings
  • Demonstrated coordination, time management, and communication skills
  • This position will require some travel for oversight of remote location requirement and staff oversight

Desired Qualifications*

  • 5-10 years of management experience in a healthcare, research, or related setting is desired.
  • Previous project management experience is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience with NIH or federal grants is desired
  • Previous experience in Women’s Health and/or Reproductive Health
  • Previous project management experience is desired
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently
  • Previous experience with MiChart, RedCap, Qualtrics
  • Publications in national academic journals
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally
  • Ability to use PowerPoint and graphing software to create data and informational slides

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.