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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

Michigan Medicine is seeking a research assistant to contribute to a research project involving human subjects.  The successful candidate will become a member of a multidisciplinary research team involved in the development of a Biobank of Cardiovascular Diseases.  Functional supervision will be given by the principal and co-investigators of the Biobank and administrative supervision by the Clinical Research Project Manager.   Although the position is classified as temporary, this role is considered a step within the clinical research continuum for persons interested in furthering their career in clinical medicine and research.


The research assistant will be responsible for screening patients, approaching and consenting patients in clinic, collecting medical information from the patient as well as from the electronic medical record, collecting blood samples and tissue specimen as well as transporting specimens to different entities on campus. Other pertinent responsibilities include data entry and data management support as needed. 

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor degree in biomedical or health-related sciences; ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with others; good verbal and written communication skills; ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization; punctual and detail-oriented.

Desired Qualifications*

Prior research experience; experience with e-Research, MiChart, electronic data entry and management (i.e., REDCap); knowledge of medical terminology; prior experience working with patients in a healthcare setting.

Additional Information

Full-time, 40 hours/week from approximately May 2018 to May 2019

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.