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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.

**The applicant’s cover letter must address willingness to be flexible to take call on evenings/nights/weekends during active study periods **

Job Summary

We are looking for a self-starter, detail-oriented licensed clinician to serve as a Clinical Research Coordinator who will assist with clinical therapy delivery and supervision as part of federally-funded clinical trials for substance use prevention with adolescents and young adults.

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 Coordinator will contribute to a number of activities across clinical trial studies, which over time may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Providing Motivational Interviewing and CBT-based therapy for substance use via remote video or online messaging (with fidelity).
  2. Supervising other clinicians in therapy delivery across delivery modalities.
  3. Responding to crisis assessment calls, managing crisis assessments, and completing related documentation, as well as supervising other clinicians in these tasks.
  4. Update and develop intervention manuals and study protocols, including participant engagement in services.
  5. Train and supervise staff in recruiting, delivering the intervention, as well as other various tasks (e.g., chart review, follow-up assessments).
  6. Assist with IRB submissions.
  7. Assist with Qualtrics survey construction, testing, and formatting data reports
  8. Work with team, including back-up to other staff in time of illness or emergency.
  9. Schedule and prepare agenda and documents for project meetings.
  10. Work with a data manager to clean and manage participant enrollment and other data (fidelity data coding)
  11. Assist in overseeing coding of therapy sessions for fidelity or other analyses (e.g., intervention engagement)
  12. Occasionally may assist with presentations, literature reviews, grant writing (including annual reports to funders), and preparation of manuscripts.

The candidate must have high quality clinical skills, be flexible, have experience working as a team member, and be able to operate independently and have good communication skills. Comfort discussing sensitive topics with vulnerable and diverse populations using empathy and active listening is necessary. This person will interact with and train staff to work with other clinical personnel and handle problems that may arise across health care settings as part of some studies.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related clinical field with relevant experience, with at least 1 year of clinical experience post-Master's degree preferred but not required.
  • Well-versed in motivational interviewing.
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, etc)
  • Experience with high-risk populations/topics: substance abuse, mental health, crisis work, under-served/vulnerable populations. Understanding of HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Experience in human subject’s/health services research or interest in learning.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team; ability to lead a project and team.

Flexibility to take call on evenings/nights/weekends during active study periods

Desired Qualifications*

  • Active state of Michigan license in psychology, social work or related clinical field is strongly preferred or eligibility for licensure.
  • Experience working with a team. 
  • Experience in providing clinical therapy and/or supervision

Work Schedule

Primarily days, with the need to take emergency call or work scheduled shifts during active study periods on nights/evenings/weekends and fill in during staff absences; and the need to train/supervise staff at times during the active study period on nights/evenings/weekends.

Work Locations

Working remotely until further notice. As the university allows return to campus, work location will be North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Bldg. 16, Ann Arbor MI 48109.

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.