How to Apply
Please submit a current resume and cover letter detailing previous pediatric phlebotomy experience.
Operating under the general supervision of the principal investigator and research group leadership, the candidate will carry-out study activities in compliance with study Manuals of Operations, including:
1. Approaching potentially eligible households at well-child visits, explaining the study requirements, and determining study eligibility.
2. Scheduling enrollment and all follow up visits for household recruited from pediatric clinics.
3. Obtaining informed consent and conducting in person interviews to enroll households.
4. Collecting blood specimens at up to 3 points each year from children under 3 years old.
5. Collecting blood at up to 3 points each year from children over 3 years old and adults and transporting specimens to the research laboratory.
6. Collecting respiratory specimens from children and adults with acute respiratory illness and transporting specimens to the research laboratory.
7. Maintaining accurate study logs and documentation for reporting and review purposes
Academic knowledge generally associated with a health science degree or equivalent health care experience. Previous experience working directly with patients or clinical research participants is required. Demonstrated ability to collect blood specimens by venipuncture from pediatric participants (under age 3) is necessary. Excellent MS OFFICE (Word, ACCESS, Powerpoint), and communication skills are necessary. Well-organized, detail-oriented person able to function both independently and as a member of the research team.
Knowledge of the informed consent process, UM requirements regarding the conduct of human research, and practice in the accurate completion of data collection forms is desirable. Previous experience in interviewing research study participants and collecting throat/nasal swab specimens is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to collect blood specimens by venipuncture from adult and adolescent participants is preferred.
Subject encounters will take place in pediatric clinics, the research clinic at UM-SPH, or subject’s home. The clinical subject’s coordinator may also assist with management of subject incentives, review medical records to confirm influenza vaccination status of enrolled subjects, maintain inventory of study materials and supplies, perform study data entry/management using REDCap online software, and assist with data quality assurance. The coordinator will have substantial interaction with study subjects, including children, and must project a positive, enthusiastic, and caring attitude in these interactions.
Must be willing to work routine late shifts (11 am-7:30 pm) and weekends as needed to complete study visits.
Will travel to pediatric clinics and subjects' home in study-provided car.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.