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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

This positions will serve as a member of an established and highly effective clinical research team, focusing on diabetes care and complications. This team has a large portfolio of clinical trials and studies. The clinical research coordinator will both take ownership of certain trials and assist on others. In addition to the listed requirements, the individual hired for this role should consider themselves someone who enjoys learning new things and is capable of effectively utilizing resources to learn new skills to meaningfully contribute to the betterment of the team. The position will run all aspects of clinical studies and trials they are assigned, including regulatory aspects and conducting the research appointments.

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


  • The Clinical Research Coordinator will take ownership of clinical research studies and trials as assigned and lead them from start up to completion. Tasks associated with leading a clinical trial include: 
  • Screen and recruit patients including performing medical record searches 
  • Conduct research visits including medical technology based testing
  • Prepare regulatory submissions to local and central IRBs
  • Maintain precise source documentation of research activities
  • Develop and maintain patient study schedules 
  • Conduct screening and reminder phone calls to participants
  • Prepare charts and appropriate resources for subject visits
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of study material 
  • Process and ship biological samples
  • Maintain study source documentation and databases of participants
  • Submit all study required CRFs to central data coordinating centers
  • Assist study team in preparation of regulatory submissions
  • Prepare agendas for, and present at team meetings 
  • Build and maintain study databases and perform data base queries to assist investigators in preparing progress reports to sponsors, and oversight committees. 
  • This position may also help supervise research assistants.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelors Degree or higher
  • Particular interest will be paid to those with prior job experience working and interacting with patients in a setting of clinical research within the University of Michigan and to those with prior success in recruiting for clinical trials.
  • Experienced with the use of Michart.
  • Experience preparing regulatory submissions to Institutional Review Boards.
  • Current PEERRS and HIPAA certification.  If not current, candidate will be required to take and pass all required PEERRS modules.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Background in life/health science or professional certification from an accredited program (SOCRA/ACRP) or documented experience in research health care setting.
  • Trained in phlebotomy/venipuncture.
  • A working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values. 
  • Experience with RedCap
  • Experience with Oncore
  • Experience with OpenClinical
  • Computer proficiency required (Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Power Point) and using electronic case report forms.
  • Ability to learn new technology.
  • Highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills who is able to function effectively in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have a strong attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work and communicate with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists, nurses and medical assistants in an outpatient/inpatient clinical setting.
  • Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization.

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.