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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

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks candidates to assist on the research studies conducted within the Women’s Health and Reproductive Disparities (onWHARD) team.  The team conducts longitudinal and biorepository studies along with survey research on women’s health issues including ovarian reserve, uterine fibroids, acute menstrual bleeding, etc. to understand disease prevalence, along with identification of treatment options that are most effective and along with factors that influence treatment outcomes. The ideal candidate will assist in recruitment, data collection, obtaining informed consent, abstract data, etc. along with maintain IRB application – amendments and SCR; informed consent updates and regulatory compliance.

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*

The primary role of this research assistant will be to support recruitment at one of the many UM clinics, including Urology and Andrology clinic.  Recruitment is expected to include female and male patients for a biorepository within reproductive endocrinology.  In addition, the successful candidate will assist with other projects as part of the onWHARD Research Team.
 
This position will be responsible for utilizing medical record system (MiChart) to screen, recruit and capture participant data; data management (collect, record and input hard and electronic study forms, and quality assurance); coordinating study visits/activities; communicating with participants; working with health care providers in recruitment; serving as a resource and contact person for active protocols; communicating and relaying data to entire study team and data entry; reporting weekly on subject enrollment and progress in studies and ensuring compliance with the protocol and adherence to Good Clinical Practice obligations.
 
The candidate will provide logistical support to the study on a daily basis in the field, including travel to the participating clinical sites; travel to sites will be required. The candidate will work closely with the Study Coordinator and Operations Manager to meet study objectives.
 
Screening/Recruitment
Work with coordinator and Operations Manager on daily study activities and recruitment at the Center for Reproductive Medicine Urology and Andrology Clinic.  Recruit at other UofM clinics in and around Ann Arbor when scheduled. 
Utilize medical record system to identify potential participants through inclusion/exclusion criteria
Manage recruitment procedures, online tools, letters and phone calls to reach out to sites and potential participants
Approach potential participants, provide study overview, while being sensitive to environment and patients involved.   Approach could be via phone calls, Zoom meetings or when patients are in-person in clinics.
Explain study thoroughly, reviewing informed consent, answering any questions, following GCP/IRB
Obtain consent either in person following approved processes or via SignNow document signing software.
Willingness to travel to UM clinics in and around Ann Arbor, and some Southeast Michigan clinics for recruitment.
 
Data Collection
Utilize medical record system to complete study data collection forms
Prepare datasheets, questionnaires, study related documents
Tracking and communication for questionnaire and study related follow up with participants and
Sponsor
 
Data entry and cleaning
Data entry, cleaning and management within University of Michigan system and sponsor web-portal
Assist in review collected data and perform data quality assurance of the collected data
Create reports on the completeness and quality of the collected data
 
Study Reporting
Attain in-depth understanding of study design and objectives to assist with successful implementation
of all study procedures
Report on recruitment, enrollment, data and projects during team meetings
Assist with preparing tables, charts and graphs and editing of manuscripts/presentations/sponsor reports
 
Other Projects and Tasks
Periodically there may be other projects or tasks that will be given based on workload and team work shifting needs

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous work experience in an Reproductive Medicine as it relates to male subjects setting, including patient interactions
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suite and other desktop and email software (Outlook., etc.)
  • Clinical care experience including obtaining informed consent for research
  • Training and willingness to handling of bio specimens and transport of bio-specimen
  • Willingness to collect tissue from operating rooms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; show proactive behavior; reliable and diligent; excellent work attendance history
  • Ability to travel throughout the state of Michigan
  • Ability to work in a team, as well as independently
  • High attention to detail

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with the condition of Uterine Fibroids, experience working with patients with this condition is
  • strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of University of Michigan Policies and Procedures
  • PEERRS Certification
  • Experience working with EPIC/MiChart
  • Experience working with databases, experience on RedCap – creating database/forms and data entry
  • Previous experience with survey research

Additional Information

This job posting is for a University of Michigan Temporary position. Temporary employment may be full or part time, but in either case is limited in duration. Please review the full posting description for details.

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.