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Job Summary

The Department of Cardiac Surgery is currently seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator.  This position is located at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

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.

Who We Are

We, the staff and faculty of the U-M Cardiovascular Center (CVC) team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Respect and Compassion; Collaboration; Innovation; and Commitment to Excellence.

Each CVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member.  The CVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care. 

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities

Responsibilities*

This position has oversight for clinical research trials within the Department of Cardiac Surgery and has responsibility for ensuring that they are completed within specifications.  This individual will work to establish operational objectives and assignments for their own studies as well as other clinical research coordinators within the Department.   Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree. Under FLSA, incumbents in this position meet the criteria for exempt status.  Additional duties of the position include:

  • Analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action for clinical research studies
  • Screens and has oversight for the recruitment of subjects; supervises the scheduling of experiments and the collection, processing, and analysis of data and reporting of test results
  • Collects and manages patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects
  • Tracks and abstracts patient clinical and research information from various sources
  • Writes, edits, and renews IRB applications for various clinical trials
  • Works with Cardiac Surgery faculty to assess and apply for new clinical trials
  • Assures compliance with protocols, adherence to good clinical practice guidelines, FDA regulations, and all other federal, local, and University guidelines.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field
  • Prior experience in working as a research coordinator or similar role
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Accept direction and function both independently and collaboratively with staff at all levels within the setting.
  • Ability to manage time, organize and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail is critical, as is problem solving and judgment within scope of position responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications*

A desirable candidate would possess a good understanding of the research process and strong communications, administrative, and organizational skills. The candidate should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, dependability and ability to work well under pressure. Ability to manage time, organize and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail is critical, as is problem solving and judgment within scope of position responsibilities. Must be able to accept direction and function both independently and collaboratively with staff at all levels within the setting. Possess initiative and willingness to learn new tasks and assist others as needed. Master's degree in a health related field preferred.  Experience as clinical nurse preferred. 

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.