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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 Cardiac Surgery, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery, is currently recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinator.  This is a full time position. The candidate will screen, and recruit patients from physician clinics and MiChart, and perform job duties listed below.

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.


This position has oversight for clinical research trials within the Department of Cardiac Surgery and has responsibility for ensuring that they are completed within specifications.  This individual will work to establish operational objectives and assignments for their own studies as well as work with other clinical research coordinators within the Department.   Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree. Under FLSA, incumbents in this position meet the criteria for exempt status.  Additional duties of the position include:

  • Ensure studies are carried out according to the study protocol, SOPs, and ICH/GCP regulations and study specific manuals and procedures under the supervision of the PI and CO-I.
  • Screen and recruit study subjects from clinic, schedule follow-up appointments, complete study assessments, educate patients and physicians regarding the specifics of each study.
  • Assist PI’s in reviewing progress of the studies and evaluating results.
  • Maintain databases for research studies
  • Analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action for clinical research studies
  •  Monitor trial by reviewing and reporting on the following: site enrollment and termination updates, monitor protocol deviation/exceptions, serious adverse events and work with IRB coordinator to report AEs/SAEs, amendments, continuing reviews, etc
  • Write, edit, and renew IRB applications for clinical trials
  • Work with Cardiac Surgery faculty to assess and apply for new clinical trials

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in health science or health related field, or equivalent education and experience. Prefer at least two years of direct clinical research experience. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills. The candidate should have a working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), FDA regulations and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); in addition, experience with the IRB application process and understanding of some medical terminology. The candidate must also possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills with attention to detail. Exceptional organizational skills are required. Candidates must be able to meet multiple concurrent deadlines. He/she must demonstrate project management ability, work well in a team setting as well as independently with the ability to exercise good judgment in setting priorities, resolving problems, applying policies and procedures, while maintaining confidentiality at all times. The ideal candidate will be proficient in health/clinical research related terminology, management of regulatory documents including institutional review board (IRB) submissions, adverse event reporting, quality assurance, data query resolution, understanding of compliance issues with regard to human subject research. Candidate should possess proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft software applications as well as electronic databases.

Desired Qualifications*

Clinical research experience, Certifications through ACRP or SoCRA are preferred but not required. Familiarity with Epic, MiChart,  eResearch and OnCore preferred. PEERRS or CITI training certified. Background in nursing or a job related to clinical care desirable.

Additional Information

The position may require occasional evenings and weekends for protocol related duties for the clinical studies. Hours: 40 hours, Monday-Friday days.  Location: Cardiovascular Center

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.