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A cover letter is required to be considered 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 the position.


Job Summary

The University of Michigan Transplant Department conducts numerous complex clinical research projects in solid organs including kidney, liver, lung and heart in both the pediatric and adult populations.  This position will manage clinical trials and research in the Transplant Department for key transplant investigators.

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.


Primary responsibilities include providing leadership and independent management in the conduct of government, industry and pilot research studies, including influencing trial design, execution and control.

Duties and Responsibility include: 

  1. Manage and coordinate with sponsors in the initiation/development and execution of designated clinical trials assuring compliance with the protocol and applicable regulatory requirements at Michigan Medicine. This includes assisting in the identification of supplies and related equipment required; screening/enrollment of patients, data and specimen collection and submissions, analysis/processing and delivering diagnostic and therapeutic interventions; maintaining source documents; and completing reports to the institutional review board and other applicable regulatory bodies
  2. Define and manage project resource needs within specified timelines and budget consistent with billing calendars and other regulatory requirements
  3. Coordinate the handling of study intervention or medication, supervise dispensing as appropriate and necessary
  4. Establish operational objectives and assignments including review and/or establishment of SOPS, guidelines and training manuals; interact with other Michigan Medicine ancillary units and University research personnel
  5. Establish working relationships with sponsors
  6. Work with other Transplant Coordinators to provide best study and patient coverage and set an example of exemplary teamwork skills

The successful candidate will efficiently interact with many units in the medical complex including inpatient units, outpatient clinics, operating rooms, and procedural units.

The selected candidate will participate in the transplant call schedule cover paid evening, night, holiday and weekend hours. This responsibility is shared with a pool of co-workers.


Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum undergraduate degree required in a scientific field or health related field
  • Minimum of 4 years of clinical trial experience
  • Previous experience with IRB applications
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills required
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must be able to work independently as well as with the clinical trial team and possess enthusiasm and experience in delivering excellent patient service and research team cooperation
  • Previous experience in conducting clinical trials or patient care in a hospital setting
  • Ability to work evenings / weekends as needed 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Strongly desire advanced degree in nursing or other health related field.
  • Six or more years of experience in clinical research coordination
  • Experience in the transplant field
  • Keen enthusiasm for developing clinical research expertise in a medical field that incorporates both surgery and medicine
  • A desire to provide leadership and management to a multi departmental, multi divisional research program with opportunities for increasing responsibilities
  • Desire to work in an interesting and diverse clinical research program.
  • SoCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional, ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator certification or equivalent certification is strongly desired
  • Strong candidates for this position will demonstrate proficiency with regulations governing the conduct of human subjects research and will have had prior experience with investigator-initiated studies

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.