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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

Michigan Medicine is seeking a research assistant to contribute to research projects involving human subjects.  The successful candidate will become a member of a multidisciplinary research team within the Department of Internal Medicine – Cardiology and the Department of Human Genetics.  Functional supervision will be given by the principal investigators and other staff. Although the position is classified as temporary, this role is considered a step within the clinical research continuum for persons interested in furthering their career in academic medicine.

This is a 12 month, term-limited position from approximately June 2019 to June 2020

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.


The research assistant will be responsible for electronic medical record review, building databases based on specific research questions, and consenting patients for research studies.    

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor degree in biomedical or health-related sciences; ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with others; good verbal and written communication skills; ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization; punctual and detail-oriented.

Desired Qualifications*

Prior research experience; experience with e-Research, MiChart, electronic data entry and management, experience with cardiac/aortic surgery, and prior experience working with patients in a healthcare setting.

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.