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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 Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program (YDSP) in the Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Clinical Subjects Coordinator to assist the study team in clinical research activities. The Clinical Subjects Coordinator will assist with federally- and foundation-funded research projects focused on intervention development and suicide prevention initiatives among adolescents and young adults. Primary responsibilities will involve study coordination, recruitment and enrollment of research participants, conducting and scheduling study assessments, processing participant incentives, data monitoring, and tracking participant and study progress. The Clinical Subjects Coordinator will also assist with development of intervention protocols and materials. The Coordinator will be responsible for delegating study tasks to research volunteers and following-up on competed tasks. Additional activities will include conducting literature searches, assisting with preparing presentations and manuscripts, and project management tasks (maintaining database, IRB applications, progress reports, etc.). There may be opportunities to lead and assist with posters, manuscripts, and presentations for scientific conferences. The Clinical Subjects Coordinator will have a strong interest in mental health research and psychology, public health, social work, or a related field.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Study management and coordination
  • Participant recruitment and enrollment
  • Assisting in the development of intervention protocols and materials
  • Duties may also involve assisting with refining content of interventions
  • Assisting in the design of surveys and questionnaire administration
  • Scheduling follow-up assessments
  • Processing participant incentives 
  • Assisting with processing, organization, and storage of research data
  • Prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and grant reports
  • Assisting in training and supervision of other research team members
  • Assist with scholarly related tasks (e.g., literature searches, PowerPoint presentations, tables/figures for manuscripts, citation management etc.)
  • Assist in grant writing and research proposals

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, or health-related discipline with a minimum of one year of experience in health-related research with human subjects; or a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related mental health field.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational, skills. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Professionalism and exceptional attention to detail are a must. A strong ability to maintain accurate and detailed research records.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and organize own workload is essential. At the same time, must be able to work efficiently as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related mental health field is preferred
  • Experience with study coordination.
  • Previous work experience delivering mental health interventions and/or mental health research.
  • Experience with participant recruitment. 
  • The ideal candidate will be willing to grow in this position and learn new tasks.
  • Strong computer skills and experience working with research-related software and databases (e.g., Excel, Qualtrics, RedCap, SPSS).
  • Experience supervising research assistants.
  • Strong ability to problem-solve is highly desired.

Work Schedule

The core hours for this position are during the day, however some evenings and weekends may be needed to support study needs.

Work Locations

Due to the current environment, work is currently conducted remotely until in-person activities are authorized by Michigan Medicine.

Additional Information

Position is funded by research grants and is subject to availability of funds.

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.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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