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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

Clinical Subjects Coordinator within the Congenital Heart Center, performing various routine or special chemical, DNA or RNA molecular tests. Receive, process, store and distribute biological samples for a multitude of PHN (Pediatric Heart Network) Studies and SDYR (Sudden Death in the Young Registry). Interact with trial sites and study sponsors to facilitate sample collection and testing from each site.

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


  • Process and store biological samples (clinical and non-clinical).  Perform nucleic acid isolation, quantification, gel electrophoresis, PCR, etc.
  • Distribute sample aliquots to other laboratories for clinical and specialized testing.
  • Create and maintain biorepository sample storage/management and freezer inventory storage for a multitude of studies to adhere to best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop systems and design computer database for data analysis, data management, and data collection.
  • Complete data collection and data entry.
  • Assess project issues and develop resolutions to improve quality controls.
  • Schedule and maintain equipment and laboratory records and provide laboratory maintenance and accurate record keeping of equipment and reagents to comply with CAP and CLIA regulations. Comply with TempTrak requirements and keep up to date records.
  • Management of multiple clinical research studies within the biorepository, including many multicenter collaborative studies. Work alongside Data Coordinating Centers and participating sites to create study documents including protocols and manuals, training documentation and biorepository data collection forms. Assist with training sites, prepare presentations, and provide feedback throughout study.
  • Oversight in day to day operations of project to conduct research projects and data collection/analysis according to plan; Includes leadership of biorepository activities and oversight of projects and personnel. 
  • Assist with developing and designing relevant Biorepository chapters in study manuals and protocols.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records, ensuring compliance with study protocol.
  • Perform complex data queries from databases.
  • Produce and distribute shipping kits. 
  • Provide educational training, communication and guidance to sites and provide monthly updates to external study teams.
  • Manage work assignments by organizing, prioritizing and independently making decisions to complete tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Perform financial management activities including monitoring of project expenditures to ensure adherence to budgets. 
  • Prepare and participate in internal and external audits.


Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of science related to the lab
  • Hands on experience with Nucleic Acid isolation, quantification, gel electrophoresis, and PCR and/or qPCR
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of our team
  • Excellent attendance, ability to prioritize and exercise good judgement
  • Excellent data management skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • One to two years of laboratory experience
  • Familiarity with University administration, policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of molecular biology

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.