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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

Serve as the project coordinator for the University of Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System as well as conducting the bulk of the interviews for this project.  Will also be the coordinator for a randomized clinical trial as well as providing support for a second, psychosocial trial. Duties include: conducting interviews, database management, screening and recruiting participants, checking medical records, conducting study visits, and working in conjunction with the research pharmacy to insure that study medications are submitted and received in a timely manner, processing IRB materials including adverse events reporting, and working with study investigators and affiliated research staff. The projects that this person works on concern spinal cord injury and spinal cord disease.

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.


Maintain and amend IRBs and insure that study activities comply; file ORIOs/AEs as necessary; and prepare materials for audits and for study oversight and be in regular communication with Research Pharmacy.
* Recruit, screen and enroll potential subjects and document in study databases and review medical records
* Conduct surveys, enter data into study databases and coordinate the data collection activities of other study staff.
* Maintain manual of procedures and protocol documents
* Communicate with investigators and other study staff about progress, preparing progress reports.
* Conduct database queries and run quality control checks.

Required Qualifications*

Experience reviewing medical records and conducting interviews with medical populations;
* Prior experience with clinical trials;
* Familiarity with IRBs;
* Experience with data entry and management; ability to learn new electronic data systems; and experience conducting database queries.
* Ability to readily learn new terminology;
* Good writing skills;
* Strong interpersonal skills an comfortable working with all levels of faculty and staff, as well as members of the public;
* Experience with Microsoft Office programs.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with clinical research;
* Background in medical field, such as nursing, therapy, or social work;
* Familiarity with electronic data systems (i.e., REDCap) and experience with MiChart and OnCore
* Experience (personal or professional) with spinal cord injury or other locomotor disabilities
* Familiarity with the conduct of basic quantitative analysis

Work Locations

325 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor

Additional Information

This is a term-limited appointment.  At the end of the term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

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.