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Job Summary

:The University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery is involved in numerous clinical research projects. Faculty from the Department of Neurosurgery work closely with the Brain Injury Group, a multi-disciplinary team (Emergency Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery) delivering cutting-edge interventional therapies to patients with acute cerebrovascular disease (primarily stroke) and traumatic brain injury. This position will support a clinical research project manager in the Department of Neurosurgery who will work closely with the Brain Injury Group as well as with other clinical outcomes research projects within the department.


Primary responsibilities include providing leadership for the conduct of government, industry and pilot research studies, including trial design, execution and control. The selected candidate will provide  research oversight for the Brain Injury Group and manage coordination of clinical outcomes research projects in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Duties and Responsibility include: 
1) Supervise the design, development and execution of designated clinical trials assuring compliance with the protocol and applicable regulatory requirements. This includes assisting in the procurement of space, supplies and related equipment; screening/enrollment of patients, data and specimen collection, analysis/processing and delivering diagnostic and therapeutic interventions; maintaining source documents; and completing reports to the institutional review board and other applicable regulatory bodies.
2) Develop and monitor study budgets to ensure that projects remain within budgetary allotment. 
3) Prepare research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences and workshops; and write project reports, articles and other documents. 
4) Coordinate the handling of study medication, supervise dispensing as appropriate and needed. 
5) Write, edit and/or approve progress reports, technical reports and journal articles. 
6) Assist in the establishment of working relationships with potential sponsors and in the submission of detailed research proposals to governmental and private agencies.
The selected candidate will be expected to participate in the Brain Injury Group call schedule with other research coordinators and physicians to provide emergent care for patients with cerebrovascular disease. This may involve responding to the hospital to assist in subject recruitment in the evening, night, and weekend hours.

The following is a brief summary of other clinical outcomes trials in progress or expect to start soon by investigators in the Department of Neurosurgery 

The University of Michigan Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Outcomes Registry: Longitudinal observational study of in-hospital and long term outcomes in patients following subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Numerous other research studies sponsored by the Department of Neurosurgery are on-going in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit.


Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's Degree in a scientific field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience with IRB applications
  • Excellent organizational, communicating and writing skills required. Successful candidates must be able to work independently as well as with the clinical trial team and possess enthusiasm and/or experience in delivering emergency treatments for acute central nervous system diseases (thrombolytic therapy, neuroprotective therapy, etc.).
  • Previous experience in conducting clinical trials, emergency medicine and/or neurologic experience.
  • Ability to work evenings / weekends as needed. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Strongly desire Bachelor's Degree, or higher, and a registered nurse (RN) with experience in research methodology and project coordination.
  • SoCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional or ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator certification is strongly desired. Strong candidates for this position will demonstrate proficiency with regulations governing the conduct of human subjects research and will have had prior experience with investigator-imitated studies.

Additional Information

This position requires on-call hours, which may result in evening and/or weekend shifts.

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.