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Job Summary

We are looking for a personable, self-motivated and organized Clinical Subjects Associate to help with recruitment activities for a large, federally-funded research clinical trial addressing violence prevention among teens and young adults. This is the perfect job for someone looking to pursue a degree in the medical field who need hands-on clinical research experience for graduate school.



This position is in Flint, Michigan. The candidate will have responsibilities that could vary over time. They will primarily be responsible for recruitment activities on a large clinical trial, which involve:

  • Following recruitment procedures to approach, obtain consent from and enroll Hurley Medical Center Emergency Department patients in study activities
  • Requesting, distributing and documenting subject payments in accordance with university guidelines
  • In collaboration with licensed clinical supervisors, conducting and documenting suicide and other risk assessments with adults and minors study participants
  • Using EPIC to review medical charts and record data according to study procedures
  • Completing tracking paperwork accurately using Excel, ACCESS, QUALTRICS, and study dashboard

The candidate will be responsible for: following established procedures and protocols, demonstrating cultural awareness when interacting with participants from diverse backgrounds. This position located in Flint, Michigan entails a varying schedule where the candidate will work regularly nights and weekends which are shared across staff. Additional tasks may be assigned as needed.


Required Qualifications*

  • Must be comfortable working in the Emergency Department (following established protocols to facilitate social distancing and reduce COVID-19 transmission risks), interacting with diverse populations, and discussing sensitive topics (violence, gun carriage, substance use) with study participants.
  • Able to work independently for extended periods while maintaining effective communication with team leads, study coordinators and principal investigators.
  • This position requires flexibility and availability to work a varying schedule with regular afternoon, evening and weekend shifts.
  • Candidate will be expected to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and adhere to strict confidentiality policies.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Applicants must have a high school degree, working on a bachelor’s degree or above in psychiatry, public health, social work, sociology, or related health field are preferred.
  • Previous research, clinic/hospital work or volunteer experience and knowledge of research process is preferred.

Work Locations

This job is in Flint, Michigan

Additional Information

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all. We strive to value the unique contributions of individuals, and support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners and larger community. This includes supporting the development of a diverse workforce across identities such as race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer.

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.