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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

We are looking for a personable, self-motivated and organized Clinical Subjects Associate to help with follow-ups for a large, federally-funded, multi-year clinical trial addressing opioid misuse among youth and young adults. Key job responsibilities include contacting study participants, administering assessments via multiple platforms, conducting suicide risk assessments, and disbursing participant payments.

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 may include, but are not limited to:

  • Locate and contact enrolled subjects for follow-up survey reminders
  • Administer study assessments over Qualtrics, by phone or in person (taking proper COVID-19 precautions)
  • Conduct and document suicide risk assessments with participants endorsing recent suicide ideation
  • Request, distribute and document transactions of subject incentive payments in accordance with university guidelines
  • Complete participant tracking paperwork accurately and efficiently

Required Qualifications*

This position requires flexibility and availability to work a varying schedule with regular mornings, afternoons, late evenings, and weekend shifts.  We are looking for someone who: is personable, empathetic and able to communicate effectively; has excellent organizational skills and can prioritize competing tasks to meet deadlines; and is able to work independently for extended periods of time while also being a team player and maintaining effective communication with the study coordinator and principal investigators. Must be comfortable interacting with diverse populations and discussing sensitive topics (opioid use, suicide) with study participants.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology, public health, social work, sociology or a related health field are preferred
  • Previous research experience and/or experience working in customer service is preferred
  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team and using MiChart, Qualtrics, MS Excel, and Access is also preferable

Work Schedule

Will vary, regular late evening/nights and weekends required

Work Locations

North Campus Research Complex

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.