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Cancer Center Employee

To be considered for this position, a cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page with your resume/CV.  The cover letter should address each of the following specific points; each response should be about 50 words or less:

  1. Describe why you believe you would be a good fit for this position.
  2. Outline your service excellence skills and prior experiences applicable to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC) is currently seeking a full-time Clinical Research Project Manager for a 5-year research project in subjects with advanced cancers with goal of comprehensively profiling tumors with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) including cell-free DNA and analyze the associated clinical outcomes data.  


The Project Manager will demonstrate leadership in implementing the vision and goals of the project. Major responsibilities include setting and maintaining a goal-oriented, supportive, and friendly team culture; training and supervising a multi-member team of research coordinators; establishing project goals and milestones and tracking progress; and, coordinating with key partners including the sponsor, outpatient clinic staff and PI.

The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of the execution of the project including the development, supervision and management of a biorepository; coordination of subject enrollment on an IRB approved studies related to the project, maintaining IRB and other regulatory approval, entering and updating clinical report forms, data curation/entry from electronic medical records, communication with stakeholders, periodic report generation, and leading project meetings.

The Project Manager will be responsible for weekly communication with the project Principal Investigators (PIs), and coordination of multiple coordinators in the team including volunteer personnel. 

Under FLSA, incumbents in this position meet the criteria for exempt status.

Required Qualifications*

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in science, or other related field. A minimum of two years’ experience working in research with demonstrated experience in preparing and managing research protocols. Thorough knowledge in patient consent processes and collecting data and specimen. Familiarity with internal University processes (eResearch/CareWeb/MiChart) and excellent written communication and solid computer skills are an advantage. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to exercise diplomacy and work effectively with a diverse group of people and ability to manage dynamics of a multi-member high-functioning team. Applicant should have a record of completing tasks in a timely manner and being goal setting and achieving, self-motivated, self-driven and be able to establish a goal oriented and friendly team culture.


Desired Qualifications*

Master's Degree preferred in a relevant field and experience with biorepository collection (1+ years) or clinical research (1+ years), prior leadership and supervising experience; Redcap database proficiency.

Additional Information

This is a 5 year term limited position.

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.