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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

The Department of Surgery is seeking a Clinical Exercise Physiologist to conduct various research related activities within the Physical Activity Laboratory (PAL).  This position encompasses a wide range of duties related to the daily operations of our clinical exercise facility. 

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.


Activities include but are not limited to:

Conduct metabolic and exercise tests – i.e. VO2 max, REE, fitness assessments, body composition.  Conduct exercise training within PAL. 
Maintain integrity of all testing, training and related data.
Conduct all testing and training in a safe manner.
Conduct all tests according to stringent research protocol.

Assist with maintaining clinical equipment and space.
Regularly clean equipment according to protocol. 
Assist with cleaning and organizing of clinical area. 
As needed, assist in development and maintenance of SOPs for clinical procedures.
As needed, update webpage with pertinent information – i.e. updated clinical protocols, study recruitment information, equipment list, syllabi.  
As needed, assist with ordering – i.e. basic supplies and equipment. 

Support research within PAL – Assist with the following items as needed: 
Assist with data management – Maintain organization of collected data, maintain hard and electronic copies, ensure all data are properly entered into database (i.e. excel, velos, access).
Interact and correspond promptly within laboratory and with other faculty, colleagues, students, subjects, clients etc – i.e. on letterhead, via email, in person – pertaining to ongoing research protocols.
Support subject recruitment – assist in advertising, screening, scheduling, posting information on, etc. 

Required Qualifications*

Experience with clinical exercise research, various types of exercise testing, and diverse populations are preferred.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with proper collection of data and will possess at least basic knowledge of study design and data management.  ACSM RCEP certification is recommended but not required.  BCLS certification is required.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with investigators, collaborators, other project staff, students and study subjects are necessary. The candidate must be highly organized and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Basic knowledge of eResearch, EXCEL and ACCESS is preferred.  

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology or a related field and have experience in a research setting.

Work Locations

Dominoes Farm

Additional Information

Summary:  The primary responsibilities of this position include exercise testing, exercise training and metabolic testing, as well as training oversight.   All testing and training must be conducted safely according to research protocols.  Because training and testing occur outside of normal business hours (PAL currently operates from 6a-6p), the candidate must be reliable and available during these times..

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.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.