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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 a Research Administration Assistant in the Oncology Clinical Trial Support Unit (O-CTSU) providing post-award finance & budgeting support to faculty and research teams for the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center - an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). We are among the top-ranked national programs in research and patient care with members holding $120M in annual direct research funding. Our mission is to reduce the cancer burden and improve cancer outcomes through research, innovation and transdisciplinary collaboration. With the Oncology CTSU, you will join a diverse team of 150 clinical research professionals dedicated in moving this mission forward through cutting-edge early phase trials to practice-changing phase III. As a team member, we will invest in your education, training, career development and certification. We also offer a variety of specialized roles and growth opportunities to fit your desired career path and goals. People want MichiganAnswers™. Help discover them.

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


  • Reconcile sponsored research project accounts primarily dealing with clinical trials.
  • Monthly review of statement activity, detail, and gross pay register statements to verify accuracy. Review account and transactions to ensure appropriate chartfields are used.
  • Maintains a tracking system for O-CTSU service unit billing to ensure accounts are being charged appropriately.
  • Prepare cash receipt tickets for revenue received from sponsors.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, both written and verbal.
  • Eagerness to learn and ability to adapt to changing needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative group.
  • Ability to gather, interpret, and analyze resource data in order to make recommendations.
  • Ability to set priorities, handle multiple assignments and deadlines with minimal supervision, while operating in a flexible and professional manner, with exceptional attention to detail.
  • High degree of initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working with clinical trials.
  • A strong financial aptitude.
  • Familiarity with research academic and prior accounting experience.
  • Familiarity with University systems and knowledge of University policies and procedures strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of University financial reporting systems including eReconciliation, MPathways, M-Reports, and the Data Warehouse is strongly desired.

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.