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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 Michigan Opioid Prescribing and Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) launched in October 2016 as an effort to develop a preventive approach to the opioid epidemic in the state of Michigan by tailoring postoperative and acute care opioid prescribing. Michigan OPEN is working to prevent chronic opioid use and opioid-related harms throughout the state through data-driven research, evidence-based pain management recommendations, education and resources for patients and providers, and engaging with communities to reduce the surplus of opioid pills that can lead to misuse.

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.


Research Study Coordination (75%) -

  • Work closely with research manager, program director, and Principal Investigators on all development and oversight of human subjects research including: study start-up and initiation; study materials; participant recruitment, enrollment, and follow-up; management of participant payments; maintenance of data integrity; and study close-out.
  • Organize and lead project meetings
  • Engage with our collaborators and partners as a representative of Michigan OPEN
  • Within the scope of responsibility, the clinical subject’s coordinator will analyze various courses of action and make independent decisions, free from immediate direction, to resolve study related issues when unplanned events arise, or triage and elevate study concerns as they arise.
  • Follow University and Federal guidelines in the collection of study data and assist Investigators with ensuring studies adhere to University and Federal guidelines where applicable.

Research Assistant/Associate Coordinator Guidance (15%) -

  • Train and provide immediate guidance to one or more full time research assistants/associates working on projects under coordinator’s purview.
  • Develop a research recruitment calendar and ensure appropriate staffing for recruitment activities.
  • Meet regularly with research assistants to troubleshoot study questions, participant concerns, calendar and staffing issues, and any other recruitment issues as they arise.


Research Team IRB Management Support (10%) -

  • Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures such as study and protocol development; correspondence with IRB staff; and preparation and submission of initial applications, amendments and annual continuing review management.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent education/experience
  • Prior experience working on research projects
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Understanding of basic medical terminology
  • Interest in healthcare, public health, and/or health services research

Desired Qualifications*

  • Project management or coordination experience
  • Knowledge of Institutional Review Board (IRB) and other regulatory requirements for research
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Experience with survey platforms such as Qualtrics
  • Experience with patients or human subjects
  • Leadership experience in any capacity
  • Familiarity with or desire to learn electronic medical record system (i.e. Epic, MiChart)


Additional Information

This is a one year term limited position,the incumbent is not eligible for RIF status.

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.