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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

he University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes (MEND) is seeking a Clinical Subject Associate to support the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE). GRADE is an NIH-sponsored, multi-site, randomized clinical trial to evaluate 4 diabetes medications added to metformin in adults with type 2 diabetes. There are currently 151 GRADE participants at the University of Michigan.


Research record maintenance and data entry and:
  a. Prepare case report forms prior to scheduled participant visits.
  b. Maintain research records according to local guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  c. Enter data collected on study case report forms to the MIDAS data management system.
  d. Prepare and mail forms as required to external reading centers.
  e. Track and verify participant informed consent documents.  Documentation of consent must be accurate in the local research    record, the Michigan Medicine medical record and in the GRADE research database (MIDAS).
  f. Obtain outside medical records for reporting of adverse events. Redact personal identifiers from external medical records and enter requested records into MIDAS.

2. Laboratory/biological samples:
  a. Prepare visit-specific laboratory collection kits.
  b. Maintain inventory of laboratory collection kits and shipping supplies
  c. Process and ship biologic specimens (blood and urine) in accordance with protocol guidelines and regulatory requirements for   shipping biohazardous materials and dry ice.  Lifting of packages weighing up to 15 pounds is required. 

3. Research study visit management:
  a. Make visit reminder calls to participants.  Assist the study coordinators in scheduling and rescheduling visits when necessary and update and maintain the study visit calendar as necessary.
  b. Prepare individual GRADE laboratory reports and submit for entry into MIChart.
  c. Assist in maintaining the shared research space (MDRC – Domino’s Farms, Lobby M).  This includes preparation of exam rooms for visits and cleaning rooms at visit conclusion, restocking supplies, maintaining laboratory space, and notifying the study coordinators of needed supplies or other maintenance needs.
  d. Direct interaction with study participants including measuring height, weight and blood pressure, blood glucose monitoring results, and completing study forms and surveys.

4. Regulatory:
  a. Obtain and maintain certifications for
    i. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    ii. Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERRS)
    iii. Laboratory Safety (biohazardous materials, dry ice, shipping, centrifuge)
  b. Update regulatory binder as necessary

Required Qualifications*

At least one year of progressively responsible work experience (references will be required)
  High School diploma or equivalent
  Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel)
  HIPAA, PEERRS, and OSHA Hazardous Materials Shipping Certifications (May be obtained after hiring)

Desired Qualifications*

College degree, some college or post-secondary training
  Experience with MIDAS data entry
  Proficient in use of MIChart and eResearch
  Proficient in use of eResearch
  Demonstrated effective verbal communication skills and positive attitude.
  Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently as well as within a team.

Work Locations

The work location is Domino’s Farms in Ann Arbor.  Work will be weekdays and between the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM.  Exact days and hours are flexible, and will be determined after hiring.

Additional Information

This is a term-limited, grant-funded position.  The position is part-time (50%).  Funding for this position is expected to be available until the 3rd quarter of 2020 but cannot be guaranteed.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.