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Job Summary

Clinical Research Coordinator in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Michigan.  The successful candidate will be versatile and lead the launch of a multidisciplinary translational research team involved in the study of novel biomarkers of cardiovascular disease, and the development of a Cardio-Oncology Biobank. The candidate will be involved in various aspects of lab development; from establishing protocols and ensuring compliance to ordering materials and managing inventory. Research activities in the lab will include measuring biomarkers using standardized ELISA kits as well as management of transgenic mice colonies. Bedside-related research activities will mainly rely on patient screening and recruitment in a biobank, collecting and managing biospecimens, and clinical outcome data. Employees in this classification typically analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree. Functional supervision will be provided by the principal investigator, co-investigators, and project manager.  Administrative supervision is received from the Cardiovascular Center Research Program Manager.  Under FLSA, incumbents in this position meet the criteria for exempt status.


  • Assists with the recruitment and retention of subjects, scheduling of assessments, and collection of data (biospecimens and clinical outcomes).   Ensure compliance with protocol requirements.
  • Maintains accurate research records and transcribes collected data onto source documents and electronic case report forms.  Upload images, request records, and files documents appropriately for audit readiness.
  • Manages lab policies and procedures. 
  • Performing biomarker measurements, mainly using standardized ELISA kits.
  • Managing mice colonies and their breeding, keeping logs, in collaboration with IACUC.
  • Assists with the oversight of biospecimens including tissue, plasma, serum, and DNA samples.  Assist with preparing biospecimens for investigator initiated projects.
  • Performs study-specific assessments during clinic visits or other UMHS visits.  
  • Assists with identification, documentation, and reporting of adverse events according to standard operating procedures and protocol requirements.
  • Assists with writing, editing, and renewing Institutional Review Board applications; maintain version trackers for IRB applications, informed consent documents, protocol version trackers, and other related items.
  • Ensures compliance with protocols, adherence to good clinical practice guidelines, FDA regulations, and all other federal, local, and University guidelines. 
  • Other duties as assigned or required for the research project including assisting with database management and support.

Required Qualifications*

  • Requires Bachelor degree in a science or health-related field or equivalent education and experience.
  • Certification through ACRP or SOCRA or willingness to become certified.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical and research terminology and familiarity in cardiovascular disease and its pathway.
  • Experience managing mice colonies, breeding and maintaining documentation.
  • Experience performing basic lab experiments such as enzyme-linked immunoassays and measurements using standardized kits.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative, and effective manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organizational and computer skills are required with proficiency in Microsoft software applications.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work well under time constraints and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstration of commitment to CVC Core Values.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous research experience.
  • Experience with collecting patient and laboratory data.
  • Previous experience in laboratory setting with laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with internal University processes and programs (MiChart, REDCap, eResearch).
  • Proven data entry accuracy and efficiency.
  • Previous experience with biobank/biorepository.

Work Schedule

40 hours / week

Work hours vary depending on need

Work Locations

Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Cancer Center

North Campus Research Complex - Building #26

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.