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Job Summary

In order to apply, include a copy of your transcript and a cover letter describing why you wish to serve as a “CRISP Scholar,” CV or resume, and two references with the application. Please see Job Requirements below.  Applicants also need to go through the University of Michigan –Dearborn Human Resources website and submit the required documents online.

Job Summary

Work Title:  Clinical Research and Innovation Scholarship Program (CRISP) Scholar

Department: College of Arts, Sciences and Letters – Natural Sciences

FLSA: exempt

Salary: 5h - 10h per week

The University of Michigan – Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn is a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan and attracts more than 9,000 students. Faculty and students have the opportunity to collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity. UM-Dearborn is located ten miles west of Detroit and thirty-five miles east of Ann Arbor, on the original Henry Ford Estate in the Greater Detroit Metropolitan region.

Job Description:

The University of Michigan – Dearborn Department of Natural Sciences is seeking a Clinical Research and Innovation Scholarship Program Scholar (CRISP Scholar) to work under the supervision of the BIOL 494 (EMRAP) course instructor and also of the departments of Emergency Medicine and Graduate Medical Education (GME) St Mary’s Hospital, Livonia, MI.  The CRISP Scholar will support the BIOL 494 EMRAP Course and participate in clinical research projects at the hospital.  This job will emphasize two areas of support: Clinical research facilitation and program management.  At any particular time, one of these may predominate. The position will be scheduled beginning in summer 2021 and continues through the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 terms. 

The CRISP Scholar is intended to facilitate and coordinate clinical research projects within the BIOL 494 EMRAP 5 credit class.  The Scholar will be responsible to conducting and coordinating Clinical research with BIOL 494 students initially in Emergency Medicine, with possible cross-discipline studies in: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry and others within the hospital.   In coordination with the BIOL 494 Instructor and the course goals (see syllabus), the CRISP Scholar will provide writing and editing support for the student publications arising from BIOL 494.  Further, the CRISP scholar will assist with arranging and scheduling seminar scheduling and invitation of clinical research speakers from within and external to the hospital as needed. 

At the discretion of the BIOL 494 faculty, the CRISP Scholar may also play a role in the administration of Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (EMRAP).  Efforts such as: assisting the instructor with setting up CANVAS teaching pages, distributing assignments, quizzes, and managing the blog/forum associated with BIOL 494 EMRAP are examples in conjunction with the existing program student leadership. 

Registration for BIOL 494 requires instructor approval.  The EMRAP committee reviews student applications, letters of recommendation, and work towards the admission of approximately 7-10 students.  The CRISP Scholar will interact in this capacity with Ms. Tahnee Prokopow, University of Michigan-Dearborn Pre-Professional Health Adviser (Provost’s Office), and the EMRAP Program Committee for student selection and BIOL 494 registration.  Note: Registration is by Faculty Signature only.  Importantly, other health measures will be enforced upon BIOL 494 members in order to be compliant with the university and the hospital policies. 

Job Requirements

Pursuing or a very recently obtained undergraduate degree is required.  Past participation in an EMRAP Program is required, however in some cases extensive experience in Clinical Research outside EMRAP may be considered. One or more clinical research publications is preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of procedures and practices necessary to conduct Clinical Research including: HIPPA training, computing and professional writing skills, good organizational and communications skills both face-to-face and online, manuscript preparation and submission to journals.  Health Insurance, vaccinations, and other requirements imposed by St. Mary’s for employees must be met. 

Currently this classification is considered exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement 

The University of Michigan - Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multi-cultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

The University of Michigan – Dearborn is a no-discriminatory, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.