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Job Summary

Responsible for administrative management, coordination, performance and reporting of research projects within an interdisciplinary team structure that includes University of Michigan, and affiliated community sites (Hamilton Community Health Network, St. Mary’s/Ascension Oncology, U-M University Health Services). Responsible for working with practices to meet requirements as outlined by grants and oversight committees and/or leadership bodies.

Must be familiar with the project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member or partner organization to effectively coordinate activities and to meet all deliverables. Communicates with grant principal investigators and practice sites regarding status of specific projects. Employees in this classification typically analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities.

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.


Responsible for development, roll out, management, performance and ongoing monitoring, evaluation and completion of research projects associated with the University of Michigan and other partner organizations.

  1. Serve as key liaison for research projects with all key constituents. Establish working relationships and build trust.
  2. Manage the day-to-day work of the research projects, including all interactions and relationships.
  3. Recruit practices, physicians and clinical teams to research projects.
  4. Support practices with screening and recruiting patients, as appropriate. Create all appropriate documentation required for practices for screening and recruiting patients.
  5. Support practices to administer surveys, and collect data and information.
  6. Develop and manage vendor relationships and contracts related to technology and data collection, storage, maintenance and feedback within the framework of the University. Ensure compliance with University and Sponsor regulations.
  7. Develop and implement orientation and training materials for all constituents. Evaluate and update materials based on feedback.
  8. Lead data collection with practices. Coordinate necessary course corrections, with supervision.
  9. Pilot surveys using technology within the framework of established and approved contractual requirements and relationships.
  10. Work with vendors to meet data integrity, completeness, validation and accuracy requirements. Establish audit process. Develop data reports that are useful to practices/physicians.
  11. Complete IRB submissions and oversee regulatory issues related to human subjects research.
  12. Report on recruitment, testing, data and projects for IRB, as required.
  13. Work collaboratively with team PIs, research assistants and data analyst/statistician, and other members as designated by project leadership.
  14. Maintain and keep up to date all project records.
  15. Complete all project documentation and reports to Sponsor, partner organizations and MOQC leadership within specified timelines and structure.
  16. Develop instructional materials and conduct training programs, both on-line and at practices related to projects.
  17. Prepare presentations, reports and analytics that communicate findings, analytics and recommendations in simple and logical ways. 
  18. Attain an in-depth understanding of study/grant protocols and objectives to assist with their successful implementation.  
  19. Advise students on course requirements and facilitate student clinical shadowing opportunities.
  20. Other duties as required.
  21. Support data research in collaboration with leadership and statistician.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree/equivalent or higher
  • 1-2 year’s previous human subjects research experience
  • Effective and excellent written and oral presenter of concepts, findings, and data
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a large team
  • Understanding of, and use of change management principles
  • Experience with research studies, roles, responsibilities and/or processes, especially federally funding requirements and timelines
  • Experience in leading large and/or complex performance improvement projects from start/finish with measureable improvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively work with diverse teams and individuals
  • Expert capability in using Microsoft applications

Desired Qualifications*

  • Five years or more of relevant clinical experience (e.g. oncology, genetics, survivorship, and/or practice management)
  • Experience in practice/ambulatory care operations, quality and performance improvement
  • Strong analytic and/or statistical skills
  • Effective problem solving and group dynamic skills
  • Demonstrated capability to prioritize, multi-task, work efficiently and effectively, and meet deadlines

Additional Information

This position requires some out of town travel. Position is exempt, and time-limited based on grant requirements.  

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.