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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 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking an experienced clinical research coordinator to assist a growing number of faculty in the Sports Medicine area. The faculty and staff of our department are dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.  The department’s service excellence philosophy is founded on the goals of exceeding expectations and having every interaction leave a lasting positive impression.

The University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is composed of a highly multidisciplinary, energetic, innovative and productive faculty. The Department resides within a large contiguous research facility with extensive shared core resources. The environment provided by faculty, staff and trainees is further composed of biologists, engineers and clinicians, and catalyzes the collaborative research programs focused on improving the treatment or prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and disease.

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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


  • Assist study teams with all aspects of clinical trial coordination including: identifying potential subjects, screening subjects, consenting and enrolling subjects, and collecting and managing patient and laboratory data for clinical research subjects.
  • Assist with tissue biopsy collection
  • Work on sponsored, investigator initiated, and multi-site clinical research and clinical trials.
  • Assist with IRB protocol preparation and maintenance. Assist with IRB protocol preparation and maintenance.
  • Coordinate and facilitate correct timing of study visits and procedures with patients and clinic staff.
  • Under direction of MD- order study specific lab work and diagnostic procedures (MRI/CT’s, X-rays for research only procedures).
  • Follow up for abnormal or unexpected findings (AE/SAE’s)
  • May perform range of motion testing
  • Work with research lab services.
  • Create source documents for accurate tracking, collection, and recording of experimental data.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient/participant problems including billing issues.
  • Follow through with patient complaints or questions.
  • Communicate with nurses, IDS, physicians, NP’s/PA’s, phlebotomists and other clinical and research staff to correct/prevent protocol errors. Expeditiously routes AE and SAE information between staff, PI, and oversight agencies as appropriate.
  • Possibly attend investigator and scientific meetings.
  • Serve as a resource and contact person for active protocols.
  • Liaison between clinical team and research team to develop processes, troubleshoot complications and facilitate communication.
  • Integrate the workflow of many studies running simultaneously.
  • Maintain current PEERRS, or OHRP certification; knowledge and application of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and FDA regulations. and maintains knowledge of current ICH and CFR guidelines.
  • Assist in training other staff, provide coverage for other coordinators for vacations, leaves, etc.
  • Staff members are expected to work well in a team setting, but also independently when appropriate and regularly exercise good judgment in setting priorities, resolving operational problems, and applying policies, procedures, and methods, while maintaining the strictest of confidentiality at all times.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher preferably in health science or health related field.
  • At least one year of experience coordinating Clinical Trials.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft software applications.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to multitask and work well under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Willingness to be flexible in a dynamic working environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative, and effective manner.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree
  • Sports medicine experience and terminology
  • Previous experience with Epic/MiChart, Redcap, Oncore
  • SOCRA or ACRP certification

Work Locations

Main location will be MedSport at Dominos Farm and travel to offsite clinics, if required, for patient follow up visits.

Additional Information

** This is not a remote position**

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.

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, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  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.