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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 position will serve as the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program. This position does not report to nursing. The candidate will be responsible for study coordination, education and operationalization for research patients. This includes educating patients and staff on possible side effects, research procedures, organizing data, participating and planning for the research meetings. Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient/participant problems. Ensures screening, scheduling and coordination of care of research participants by the research study protocol. Facilitates and maintains full regulatory compliance. The candidate is required to learn protocol requirements and good communication skills to coordinate clinical trial across multiple clinical and nonclinical units.

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


  • Coordinates clinical research studies with data coordinators, clinical teams, financial teams, and principal investigator
  • Identify, screen, consent, enroll and track patients on clinical trials
  • Schedule Site Initiation Visits (SIV) meetings by sponsors/investigators, and data review with investigator/IRB surveyors/pharmaceutical sponsors
  • Attends workability meetings with a nursing to review order sets, create summaries (Fast Fact sheet) and organize patient education
  • Collaborates with finance team regarding budget and patient specific charges
  • Serves as a resource and contact for assigned protocols
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and independently solve patient research barriers
  • Obtain and maintain current PEERS, CITI or NIH Protection of Human Subjects Training Certification annually;
  • Knowledge of current lab safety guidelines
  • Other duties as required  


The Research Clinical Research Coordinator for Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program does not report to nursing and will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills with excellent attention to detail, ability to prioritize.  The ideal candidate will have excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft software applications and with MiChart/Epic.  They will participate in the development of research goals by attending staff meetings, educational conferences, and participate in quality initiatives to support improvements. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree focused on science discipline such as biological or medical sciences.
  • Experience with human sample collection, processing and storage.
  • 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.
  • SoCRA or ACRP certification encouraged  after 2 years of employment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in public health or other health science related field or several years of lab experience
  • 2 years of clinical research experience including direct patient contact, preferred
  • Experience with Epic or MiChart

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hrs., flexibility required. Shift:  Day shift & some evening shift, hours will vary; Monday thru Friday, with a possibility of weekends and holidays

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.