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Job Summary

The Division of Nephrology is expanding its research program which includes longitudinal cohort, translational research and clinical trials. Patients are recruited from Internal Medicine and Pediatric clinics at Michigan Medicine. The Clinical Research Coordinator is a member of the Nephrology research team and will work closely with Nephrology Faculty and the clinical trial manager to coordinate patient subjects for clinical research studies conducted within Nephrology.

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.


Coordinate and oversee clinical research studies including patient enrollment and follow-up according to defined research protocols

The majority of duties (60%) include:

  • Independently coordinate and supervise patient recruitment and retention for assigned clinical research studies.
  • Independently prepare Institutional Review Board applications, consent forms and participant documents for research projects.
  • Independently prepare FDA documents related to IDE amendments, AE reporting.    
  • Assist with development and review of new studies, data collection forms or job aids in collaboration with the supervising project manager and investigators.
  • Independently design or utilize databases for the study data. Maintain recruitment database; responsible for data entry and management. Generate reports for data analysis.

Other related duties (40%) include:

  • Data collection and data entry with sources to include subject interview, survey administration, and medical chart review according to study protocols.
  • Collect, process, label and store biological samples including blood, urine and kidney biopsy samples in accordance with study protocols.
  • Assist in preparation of posters and slide material for data presentation.
  • Communication with patients, families, and researchers within the University and with extramural research teams in written and verbal venues is required.
  • Working effectively within a team.
  • Travel up to 5% of the time may be required to conduct study visits and participate in multi-site study meetings and conferences.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biological, social or medical sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • SoCRA or ACRP certification encouraged after 2 years of employment.
  • Experience with human sample collection, processing and storage.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to prioritize, pay close attention to detail, follow-through with tasks, and work as part of a team with medical professionals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to observe and maintain data confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Excellent attendance.

Desired Qualifications*

2 years of clinical research experience including direct patient contact preferred.

Additional Information

40 hours a week

Supervision is received from the clinical research Project Manager and the Principal Investigators. Staff members in the classification are expected to work independently and regularly exercise judgment in setting priorities and completing work-related tasks.

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.