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Job Summary

The Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our team.  The faculty and staff of our department are dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.  The department’s service excellence philosophy is founded on the goals of exceeding expectations and having every interaction leave a lasting positive impression.

The University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is composed of a highly multidisciplinary, energetic, innovative and productive faculty. The Department resides within a large contiguous research facility with extensive shared core resources. The environment provided by faculty, staff and trainees is further composed of biologists, engineers and clinicians, and catalyzes the collaborative research programs focused on improving the treatment or prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and disease.

The available position in the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery would work directly for a clinical faculty member specializing in translational sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery, overhead throwing athletes, soft tissue biology, infectious process, and regenerative medicine.  


The general responsibilities for this position include conducting prospective and retrospective studies of sports medicine-related conditions and procedures, the study of baseball players from youth to professional with emphasis on injury prevention, clinical studies evaluating rotator cuff repair, instability, and shoulder arthroplasty. These responsibilities include the following:

  • Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects.
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of clinical research subjects
  • Screen and have oversight for the recruitment of subjects, supervise the scheduling of experiments and the collection, processing and analysis of data.
  • Collect specimens and monitor subjects.
  • Conduct research projects according to plan developed in conjunction with faculty supervisors.
  • Assist with IRB protocol preparation and maintenance.
  • Help to ensure research conforms to appropriate local and national regulatory standards.
  • Participate in formulating research methods and suggesting options for improving quality and recommending solutions.
  • Work independently on collection of data and helps to analyze research results.
  • Prepare reports and help draft manuscripts and abstracts, including creating data tables, graphs and figures. Assist with grant writing and editing.
  • Responsible for the design, ongoing improvements, modifications, data entry, and maintenance of research databases.
  • Supervise research support personnel and students.
  • Assist in presentation preparation including surgical video/movie editing
  • Willing to provide coverage for other CRC’s in the department.
  • The candidate will ultimately be expected to work independently on collection of data and data analyses, but supervision and training by faculty and senior research personnel will ensure that applicable technical skills have been learned.
  • Additionally, the potential construction, execution, and maintenance of a shoulder arthroplasty registry will be performed. 

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree required. Two to four years clinical research and laboratory experience preferred, ideally in sports medicine. Ability to work independently or in a team environment.

Desired Qualifications*

Master's degree in Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or related biological sciences field. Experience working with electronic medical records and/or computer-based research database software is an asset. Experience in biomechanics with interest and experience in overhead throwing biomechanics is highly desirable. Phlebotomy trained or willingness to obtain certification. Prior experience with student supervision, study design and execution and ACRP or SOCRA certified or willingness to work toward certification is desired.

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.