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Job Summary

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator Healthcare for a new clinical trial that will evaluate the efficacy of a method of treating urinary tract infections in people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Following the study protocol, the candidate will interact extensively with study participants from the time of their recruitment throughout the period of their participation. She/he will insure that selected participants meet study criteria, assist participants with training on how to do the procedure, and ensure that they are well aware of all the required steps related to the trial. The successful applicant will also query participant's medical records, enter data into research participants' study records, and monitor problems addressing them in a timely manner. She/he will assist with IRB and other regulatory compliance tasks.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will work with guidance from the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator, and staff from both the Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU) and the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR). He/she will also help to guide the duties of the study's Research Assistant, who will conduct study interviews and assist with recruitment activities. The successful candidate will need to be able to be responsive to emergent situations, if and when they occur.

This is a 50% position with potential flexibility being extended if combined with other duties.

This position is expected to continue until June 30, 2020. 


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for clinical research project.

  • Screen and have oversight for the recruitment of subjects.

  • Monitor participants' study activities.

  • Assist in the reporting of results.

  • Conduct medical records assessments.

  • Work with clinical team members and study participants to insure that study procedures are adhered to and that participants understand the study protocol and what to do if deviations occur.

  • Insure that standard data collection and entry takes place accurately and on schedule.

  • Assist with various administrative tasks including study reporting and other research related tasks. 

  • Participate in team meetings, updating the team on trial progress and issues that arise.

  • Provide direction to junior research staff on their activities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Prior experience in the conduct of health-related clinical trials.

  • Relevant medical background and experience.

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable working with faculty and staff, as well as members of the public.

  • Experience working with patient medical records.

  • Good computer skills including fluency with Microsoft Office and some experience with study databases.

  • Ability to conduct basic statistical analyses.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Disability awareness / understanding

  • Clinical healthcare background.

  • Experience conducting interviews

  • Some knowledge about spinal cord injury and neurogenic bladder

  • Familiarity with REDCap research data capture software

  • Familiarity with MiChart

Work Schedule


Work Locations

325 East Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300

Ann Arbor, MI  48108

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.