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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 Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks a candidate assist on several different maternal and obstetrical health research projects.  The ideal candidate would have previous experience in Women’s Health. They will assist in the management of obstetrical studies including IRB submissions/amendments, approaching pregnant and laboring women for recruitment; explaining study in detail and obtaining informed consent; capturing data from medical record, data management (experience with Qualtrics, RedCap, and Excel); creating documents for accurate tracking, collection and recording of data; coordinating study visits; communicating with participants; collection of biospecimens and supporting all faculty and fellows in the MFM division.

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*

IRB & Study reporting
  • Assist with all IRB submissions (including amendments, AE/ORIO, SCR, etc) for residents, fellows and faculty within the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)
  •  Reports on recruitment, testing, data and projects to the MFM Director of Research and during monthly research team meetings
  • Creates agenda for meetings and take minutes
  • Tracks all abstracts and manuscripts submissions for Division of MFM
  • Maintains ongoing list of active studies and specimen collection within the division
Participant screening and recruitment 
  • Reviewing real time medical records to match potential research participants with inclusion/exclusion criteria for active studies
  • Approaching laboring women, giving study overview, while being sensitive to environment and patients involved.
  • Explaining study thoroughly, reviewing informed consent, answering any questions, following GCP/IRB and obtaining consent
Study interactions and collection
  • Attain in-depth understanding of study protocol and objectives to assist with successful implementation of all study procedures
  • Scheduling subject visits or follow up interactions
  • Facilitate communication between clinic/unit staff and study teams.
  • Preparation datasheets, questionnaires, study related documents
  • Tracking and communication with study subjects
  • Subject incentive payment submissions and tracking
  • Work with administrative units to procure supplies for the projects  
  • Assist clinical investigator(s) with subject visits;
  • Complete subject documentation and follow up in online system  
Data Entry and Cleaning (20%)
  • Responsible for data entry and management for several studies
  • Chart abstractions of data to enter in database(s) and source documentation
  • Data cleaning and analysis
  • Review collected data and perform data quality assurance of the collected data with the study monitor and statistician(s)
  • Create reports on the completeness and quality of the collected data
Other project as assigned
  • Assist with fellow’s projects
  • Survey or data research
  • Various duties as needed

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree/equivalent or higher
  • At least one year of research related experience
  • Background or education in Women’s Health
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to be flexible in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work in a team, as well as independently
  • High attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience with chart abstraction and data entry
Previous experience with IRB submissions
Prior health-related research experience in the area of obstetrics
Previous experience with MiChart
Experience with Qualtrics, RedCap, and Excel
Proficient in Microsoft suite

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.