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Job Summary

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) is seeking a Clinical Subjects Associate to join its research team.  Location is at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, 2101 Commonwealth Blvd, Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.  Occasional weekend and evening work required.

We are seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills to work with principal investigators and other research team members to accurately and efficiently carry out a range of tasks associated with a variety of research studies. This individual will be the primary person conducting research-related recruitment, enrolling, reviewing inclusion/exclusion criteria, assist with blood draws/saliva collection at the MADC and at the University of Michigan Detroit Center. This person will be the primary contact research staff for the MADC supported projects.  This will include, but is not limited to, the recruitment, enrolling, telephone follow up with participants, data entry, processing biospecimen samples, quality control, labeling, storing, handling and shipping of specimens to repositories.  The characteristic duties and responsibilities of this position may evolve over time to match changing needs and priorities. 


  • Recruit and schedule research participants’ initial and follow-up appointments for supported studies of the MADC/Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center in Ann Arbor and Detroit, including the University of Michigan Memory and Aging Project, Decision Making for Cardiovascular Therapy in Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment study, MADC research registry, and other supported studies of the MADC.
  • Attend and recruit research participants from Health Fairs and community outreach events in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas including Detroit.
  • Conduct research related blood draws/saliva collection in Ann Arbor and Detroit which will include, but is not limited to processing, quality control, labeling, storing, handling and shipping of specimens to repositories.
  • Maintain research appointments calendar.
  • Coordinate research participant room reservations at the MADC and the U-M Detroit Center in Detroit.
  • Make appointment reminder calls to research participants; cancel and reschedule appointments as needed.
  • Administer paper/pencil and computerized neuropsychological examinations and surveys to research participants.
  • Write behavioral observations and score neuropsychological evaluations.
  • Enter electronic data into secure electronic data capture system database (REDCap).
  • Schedule and place MRI appointments and blood lab orders in electronic health records (MiChart).
  • Schedule research participants’ blood collection.
  • Fill out Research Volunteer Forms for the MADC research registry.
  • Monitor the Best Practice Advisories (BPA) to screen for study eligibility and contact/recruit for MADC supported studies; create Medical Record Number (MRN), and upload data into MiChart.
  • Generate and ensure appointment letters and initial visit welcome packets are mailed to participants on time.
  • Assist the Research Administrator in managing regulatory/compliance documents related to U-M Institutional Review Boards as needed.
  • Ensure all study related documentation is completed accurately.
  • Work collaboratively with MADC and Neurology clinical trials teams.
  • Perform general office and administrative duties as assigned.
  • Prepare and collect mailed surveys.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or a health science discipline.
  • Available to travel to Detroit; valid driver’s license.
  • Basic biospecimen processing skills.
  • Experience with venipuncture in older adults.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Experience administering neuropsychological examinations.
  • Experience with electronic data entry into REDCap.
  • Computer proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and EndNote).
  • Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
  • Ability to problem-solve and establish timelines and priorities.
  • Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization while working with several research.
  • Reasonable knowledge of university policies and procedures.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with older adults with cognitive impairment and dementia.
  • Research experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials.
  • Experience working and interacting with research participants.
  • Experience monitoring Best Practice Advisories (BPA), creating Medical Record Number (MRN), and uploading research data into electronic health records (MiChart).
  • Familiarity using the secure file transfer system MiShare.
  • Experience administering oral and computerized neuropsychological examinations CogState, NIH.
  • Toolbox, National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center version 3 and FTLD batteries.
  • Proficiency in using statistical analysis packages such as SAS and SPSS or other research laboratory Programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Good Clinical Practice and HIPAA.
  • A working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values.
  • PEERRS certified.


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.

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