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Job Summary

The Department of Neurology is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to work with the peripheral neuropathy research team.

The clinical research coordinator will plan, organize, and coordinate care of patients in clinical research studies related to peripheral neuropathy.

The clinical research coordinator in these areas will facilitate clinical research activity by carrying out protocol-related activities for patients enrolled in clinical research protocols.

The clinical research coordinator is required to have a working knowledge of protocol requirements and good clinical practices as set forth by federal regulations.

The clinical research coordinator will provide direct patient care, perform ongoing assessments, deliver/reinforce patient education and document in accordance with standards and regulatory guidelines pertaining to specified research patients enrolled onto clinical trials.

The clinical research coordinator will interact with investigators, research staff, and midlevel providers.  As a member of the research team, the coordinator will provide protocol-required therapy and procedures, assessments, ensuring protocol compliance and close monitoring while the subjects are on study.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


The successful candidate:

  • Maintains research competence in the provision of care and services to patient population served.

  • Attends to patient care needs specifically related to research protocol and standard of care requirements.

  • Provides appropriate supportive care specifically related to research protocol requirements.

  • Provides /reinforces education to patients and families specifically related to research protocol requirements.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in operating multiple electronic applications used for documentation and obtaining results.

Research Process

  • Possess a working knowledge of clinical trial design and conduct.

  • Participates in research treatment plan by reviewing the overall structure, and requirements for each protocol with principal investigator, or designee.

  • Assists with the development of study specific source documents.

  • Assists the principal investigator with preparation, finalization and submission of IRB protocol.

  • Assists the principal investigator with setting up contracts, financial agreements, coordination of ancillary services (i.e. MCRU, Investigation Drug Service).

  • Obtains informed consents for participation in clinical trials.

Research Activities

  • Assists with the development of appropriate resource documents, patient diaries, and teaching tools.

  • Reviews the study design and study procedures prior to implementation of protocol treatment as appropriate.

  • Reinforces all study treatment related patient education.

  • Perform study-specific testing on study subjects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required for the research project.

  • Cross coverage for other ongoing research projects, as needed.

  • Maintains communication regarding protocol specific information and research orders with Research investigators.

  • Actively protects and assures the safety of patients on research protocols.

  • Documents and reports all adverse events as appropriate.

  • Participates in audits as well as monitor visits (as needed) with outside agencies and University of Michigan according to policy.

Data Management

  • Organizational management, including but not limited to, timeliness in completing source documentation, reporting adverse drug experiences, managing workload and managing patient study files.

  • Obtains patient self-administered forms, including study specific questionnaires and patient medication diaries.

Communication and Respect

  • Demonstrates the ability to collaborate with other team members.

  • Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude regardless of workload and stress level.

  • Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from multiple sources.

  • Responds to communications from patients and colleagues.

  • Exhibits professional verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work with use of computers and general computer programs (Excel, word, access, etc).

Professional Leadership

  • Utilizes time in an efficient manner by completing assigned duties.

  • Participates in meeting the educational needs of self and others.

  • Completes all other clinical and administrative tasks as assigned.

  • Implements change to achieve identified team goals.

  • Seeks opportunities to meet individual objectives identified in the Professional Development Model.

Team Work

  • Uses organizational skills to assure the team provides safe, efficient care to the patient.

  • Uses organizational skills to assure continuity of care in collaboration with other disciplines through appropriate planning, education and coordination of services.

  • Collaborates with medical staff to facilitate and optimize the care of the research patient.


Required Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated effective time management.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking skills in daily practice:  assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills; both verbal and written as measured by interview, references and performance evaluations.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team, prioritize duties, multi-task and problem solve with minimal supervision as measured by interview, references and performance evaluations.
  • Demonstrated accountability to Departmental requirements.
  • Proficiency in computer and keyboarding skills, using electronic medical record, and a working knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Clinical research experience preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

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.