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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 seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multitasking ability and record-keeping skills to assist the Director and team of the Research Program on Cognition and Neuromodulation Based Interventions. The primary emphasis of this program is on cognitive (memory) rehabilitation in older adults and those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  The successful candidate will be expected to oversee study progress and compliance as well as to manage the study team(s) and to work closely with the Research Program Director to further enhance the Research Program. The characteristic duties and responsibilities of this position may evolve to match changing needs and priorities.


  • Functional and administrative supervision over research assistants, graduate/undergraduate students, and other assigned research and support personnel.
  • Plan and coordinate work of diverse study team.
  • Conduct and participate in team conferences related to research and program conduct and development.
  • Act as liaison with other study teams, sponsoring or participating agencies, and companies.
  • Assist study teams with all aspects of clinical trial coordination including: identifying potential subjects, screening subjects, consenting and enrolling subjects, and collecting and managing patient and laboratory data for clinical research subjects.
  • Manage compliance related procedures, documentation, and reporting (e.g., IRB, FDA).
  • Coordinates and facilitates study visits and procedures with research subjects and program team.
  • Assists in the monitoring, analysis, and reporting of study results.
  • Assist in training team members.
  • Integrates the workflow of many studies running simultaneously.
  • Develop processes, troubleshoot complications and facilitate communication between study teams.
  • Serves as a resource and contact person for active protocols.
  • Creates source documents for accurate tracking, collection, and recording of data.
  • Other duties as needed to support the Research Program Director and supported study(studies).
  • Team members are expected to work well in a team setting, but also independently when appropriate and regularly exercise good judgment in setting priorities, resolving operational problems, and applying policies, procedures, and methods, while maintaining the strictest of confidentiality at all times.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher preferably in Psychology, health science or health related field
  • 4+ years experience coordinating clinical research or working in healthcare
  • Experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in programming languages
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to multitask as well as work well under time constraints and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate study team members
  • Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to problem-solve and establish timelines and priorities
  • Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary to support the program
  • Must have reliable transportation since local travel will be expected

Desired Qualifications*


  • Experience working with older adults and Veterans
  • Experience working and interacting with research participants
  • Experience with Program Management
  • Demonstrated understanding of Good Clinical Practice and HIPAA
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values
  • SOCRA and other relevant certifications
  • Desired candidate would have a Master's Degree or higher

Work Schedule

Typical schedule is M-F 8am – 4:30pm but some mornings, evenings, and weekends will be needed to support study needs.

Background Screening

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

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.