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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

The Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) is seeking a candidate to provide clinical support in accordance with the institutional and health center guidelines for adult and pediatric research participants. 


Provides clinical support in accordance with the institutional and health center guidelines for adult and pediatric research participants.

Per protocol, completes specified tasks related to time sensitive blood draws, vital signs, IV’s, infusions etc.  

Supports lab specimen processing and shipping related to protocol specific requirements. 

Provides direct participant care including; assisting with  procedures and administering tests, injections, IVs, EKGs, infusions, participant instruction, participant  flow, documentation, regulatory compliance, preparing exam rooms and ordering and stocking supplies.

Participates in process improvement activities, including  the processes associated with protocol implementation. 

Partners with other members of the MCRU Team to support the research functions of all the MCRU performance sites. Assist in day-to-day clinic operations.

Documents in electronic medical record all services  provided and additional information as needed.

Performs miscellaneous office and data entry functions related to research, assist in monitoring and recovering participants post research and prep paperwork  for the  next day’s research participants.

Required Qualifications*

 Graduation from an approved School of Practical Nursing.

 Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan.

 Completion of a pharmacology course in an accredited program.  

 Minimum one-year experience working with Primary Care/Ambulatory patients.

 Demonstrated phlebotomy and IV skills and minimum one-year experience using skill in a prior position.

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required.

 Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced clinic setting.

 Ability to solve problems and prioritize multiple tasks.

 Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge related to tests and procedures.

 Demonstrated record of excellent attendance.

 Effective interpersonal skills.

 Knowledge of UMHS Policies and Procedures.

Desired Qualifications*

 Previous experience with U of M software systems such as Mi-Chart and Cadence, Outlook (email) preferred. 

 Previous experience in a Research Environment preferred.

Additional Information

This is a term limited position. The work schedule is rotating, primary nights with day and weekend rotations. With two12 hour shifts and one 8 hour shift. 

“Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We are committed to the development of a positive and inclusive environment.”

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.

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.