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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.

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


A successful candidate will support the site in communicating with participants; working with health care providers in recruitment; serving as a support and contact person for active protocols; reporting weekly on subject enrollment and progress in studies.

The candidate will work closely with the team and study PIs to meet study objectives; collecting clinical data and research specific data; managing research specimen collection; administering protocol specific research testing; and monitoring study compliance including communication with the IRB and with the Oncology – Clinical Trial Support Unit data managers and regulatory personnel.

The coordinator works closely with investigators, study team members, and other health care professionals to help accurately complete research goals and ensure compliance with University and research regulations.

Additional responsibilities include: maintaining appropriate patient research records, data entry into electronic research database, collecting source documentation for results, facilitating and processing specimen collection, and attendance at team and research meetings.

Required Qualifications*

  • This position requires the knowledge of a health-related discipline, supported by a Bachelor's degree and at least 1-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Reliability is critical, and the candidate must be responsible for all aspects of his/her own projects. The candidate must demonstrate initiative, and be self-supporting and resourceful. Excellent communication and organization skills are required, including the ability to multitask and work well under time constraints and deadlines.
  • The ability to work effectively on a team, think critically, and problem solve independently are essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a team environment related to clinical study conduct and recruitment.
  • Adept at information technology, including MS Office (particularly Access, Word, Outlook, and Excel), and able to learn new technologies quickly

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience with RedCap, Qualtrics, DataDirect, LabVantage, and other research applications is desirable but not mandatory
  • Experience with Epic (MiChart), familiarity with clinical study recruitment at UM clinics and sites, working knowledge of Federal regulations in the conduct of research involving human subjects, and working knowledge of research database is highly desirable.
  • IRB application training and experience are strongly desired. Regulatory compliance experience desirable.

Additional Information

Overall Study Support Coordination and Recruitment:

  • Includes Oversight of the recruitment, enrollment and retention of subjects
  • Assist with study material development and upkeep, including flyers, consent forms, brochures, data collection forms, lab supplies, etc.
  • Utilize medical record system to identify potential participants through inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Coordinate and facilitate correct timing of study visits and procedures with patients and clinic staff, order study specific lab work and diagnostic procedures under direction of the MD, and follow up for abnormal or unexpected findings
  • Communicate issues in a timely manner; provide strategy and support with resolution of issues; help with monitoring study progress toward goals
  • Support with tracking essential documents for regulatory compliance. Familiarity with research regulations; and timely completion of IRB documents along with submission of amendments, AEs, and ORIOs.
  • Work with internal resources and sponsor to facilitate specimen collection, transport and storage.
  • Integrate the workflow of multiple studies running simultaneously
  • Create and update databases for tracking patient cohorts, including abstraction of data from the electronic medical record and coordinating collection of patient-reported data
  • This is a dynamic work environment with an emphasis on clinic cooperation for smooth patient enrollment. Therefore, the ideal candidate would enjoy developing clinic and colleague relationships to meet research goals. Will also work independently when appropriate and regularly exercise good judgment in setting priorities, resolving operational problems, and applying policies, procedures, and methods.
  • Support with additional duties as assigned.
  • Maintain current PEERRS and other required training

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.