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Job Summary

We are looking for a personable, self-motivated and organized Research Recruiter/Clinical Subjects Associate to help with recruitment activities for a large, federally-funded, clinical trial addressing violence and substance use among youth and emerging adults. Key job responsibilities include approaching and collecting data from Emergency Department patients using a hybrid recruitment approach, administering risk assessments (suicide, child abuse) following study protocols, and conducting chart review.

This is a great opportunity for candidates interested in gaining hands-on clinical research experience before applying to graduate school.

We currently have both Regular and Temporary appointments as well as Full and Part-Time opportunities.

  1. Hurley Medical Center Flint only recruiter position – Part-Time & Full-Time
  2. Covenant Hospital Saginaw only recruiter position – Part-Time & Full-Time
  3. Flint & Saginaw combined location positions – Part-Time & Full-Time



As a critical component to the success of the study, the primary responsibility of this role will focus heavily on building rapport, patient engagement, community outreach, and encouraging participants to complete research activities. 

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

  • Following hybrid in-person and phone recruitment procedures to approach, obtain consent from and enroll Emergency Department patients in study activities
  • In collaboration with licensed clinical supervisors, conducting and documenting suicide and other risk assessment with adult and minor study participants
  • Using hospital charting systems to review medical charts of study participants and record data according to study procedures.
  • Requesting, distributing and documenting transactions of subject incentive payments in accordance with university guidelines.
  • Completing participant tracking paperwork accurately and efficiently.
  • Using ACCESS for data entry and data cleaning

The candidate will also be responsible for: following established crisis protocols in the event that a participant is distressed; demonstrating cultural awareness when interacting with participants from diverse backgrounds; and following all study protocols and procedures. This position entails a varying schedule where, during active study periods, the candidate will regularly work nights and weekends.  Additional study tasks may be assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma/equivalent required.
  • This position requires flexibility and availability to work a varying schedule with regular afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts.
  • We are looking for someone who is organized, self-motivated, empathic, personable, professional, and efficient and has strong communication skills.
  • Able to work independently for extended periods while maintaining effective communication with team leads, study coordinators and principal investigators.
  • Candidate will be expected to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and adhere to strict confidentiality policies.
  • 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 (substance use, aggression, and suicide) with study participants.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, public health, social work, sociology, or a related health field are preferred.
  • Previous clinical research experience, clinic/hospital work or volunteer experience, and knowledge of the research process if preferred.

Work Schedule

Most shifts will be afternoons/evenings, including weekends (typically shifts will range between the hours of 10am and 12a), as well as some day shifts on an as needed basis. The Full-Time position consists of five 8 hour shifts per work week.

Work Locations

Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI and Covenant Hospital in Saginaw, MI

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

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.