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Job Summary

We are currently seeking a full-time Clinical Subjects Coordinator to assist the study team in the conduct of research activities for opioid prescribing and use. Coordinator duties primarily involve the collection, documentation, and management of research data while also including participant recruitment, enrollment, monitoring, and running of study protocols under the direction of the Principal Investigators. Furthermore, the group is working to understand the individual patient factors associated with opioid responsiveness, opioid-related morbidity and the risk of becoming newly dependent or addicted to opioids after acute care treatment. More information can be found at Michigan-open.org.

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.

Responsibilities*

Quality Improvement Study Coordination

  • Coordinates aspects research studies including, but not limited to, study start-up, initiation activities, participant recruitment, enrollment, follow-up, management of participant payment, completion of data collection, maintenance of data integrity, and study close-out.
  • Assists with informed consent, the monitoring of participants, collecting samples and/or testing results as described by the study protocols.
  • Assists with processing, organization, and storage of study data. 
  • Primary participant contact for all study related questions and issues.
  • Follows University and Federal guidelines in the collection of study data and assists PIs with ensuring studies adhere to University and Federal guidelines where applicable.
  • Troubleshoots field issues when necessary. Within the scope of responsibility, analyzes various courses of action and makes independent decisions, free from immediate direction, to resolve study-related issues when unplanned events arise, or triage and elevate study concerns as they arise.
  • Assists with Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures such as study and protocol development, amendments and annual continuing review management and updating of study documents for IRB approval.
  • Assists in supervision of other research team members including Research Assistants, work-study students, and volunteers. Organizes team meetings and may assist with orientation, training, and providing performance feedback.
  • Pilots new tasks for possible use in future research studies.

    Research Assistant Coordination

  • Manage full and part time research assistants.
  • Helps coordinate study-team workload and training schedules.
  • Assigns and delegates tasks to team members while ensuring optimal use of resources.

     

    Dentistry Research Coordination

  • Serve as key liaison for dentistry partners to establish working relationships, build trust and gather data.
  • Collecting and managing data for research projects related to pain and opioid prescribing for procedural care in dentistry and acute care settings.
  • Support the development of curricular content based on best practices to deliver innovative and engaging workshops to dental educators on reducing opioid prescribing.
  • Develop, design, and conduct one or more small or moderately complex research projects according to plan; reviews progress and evaluates results.
  • Survey development and data collection
  • Assists in the reporting of results.

Required Qualifications*

  • Ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Able to demonstrate strong customer service skills.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be an active team player and able to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks are required.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience with administrative responsibilities preferably in a academic setting.
  • Experience with curriculum and/or Massive Open Online Course development
  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and or public health experience or in a related field (e.g. Public Health, Social Work, etc)
  • Prior experience working on research projects
  • Experience in survey development and data collection
  • Experience developing trainings and curricular content

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.

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.