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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Lupus Program is seeking a seasoned clinical research coordinator to assist in coordination of a variety of both industry and investigator initiated clinical studies, including drug trials. This is NOT a lab position.

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


This position will involve working with patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases (systemic lupus, vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.). The coordinator will be responsible for the overall conduct of multiple clinical research studies from start to finish including, but not limited to: Study start up and initiation processes, preparation of initial IRB applications and study consents; perform screening for eligible subjects, consenting, coordinate participants’ visits and relevant study assessments, handle sample shipments, process subject payments, prepare for study close out, and create study related resources and standard operating procedures as needed.

The coordinator will also be responsible for data management including data collection and entry and resolving queries in timely manner. The coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for subjects, investigators, and study monitors. They will also assist investigators with data preparation including literature searches, medical record abstracting, data querying and cleaning or prepping full data sets.

Required Qualifications*

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required, and at least five years of experience in a clinical research setting
  • Must feel comfortable working with patients and communicating scientific/technical language to lay persons
  • Ability to work and communicate with a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals
  • Demonstrate a strong attention to detail and work well independently
  • Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization while working on several research studies
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical research; understand compliance issues related to human subject research, knowledge and application of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and FDA regulations
  • Computer proficiency required (Microsoft Word, Excel)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills
  • Prior job experience interacting with patients in a direct patient care setting or outpatient clinic
  • A working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values  
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional through ACRP or SOCRA
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with a background in life/health science or professional certification from an accredited program
  • Familiarity with EPIC, MiChart, eResearch systems
  • Previous experience working in a medical setting, preferably the field of rheumatology and/or autoimmunity

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.