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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 Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) is looking for a candidate to join their dynamic team to provide clinical support in accordance with the institutional and health center guidelines for assistive personnel caring for adult and adolescent age research participants. This position reports to the administrative operations manager for the unit . You will serve as an important member of the clinical support team. Under direct supervision, the position will be accountable for supporting the management, performance, and completion of  clinical tasks working in close partnership with the study teams and other clinical staff on the unit.

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



  • Obtains vital signs and limited research participant history, assisting nurses, study coordinators and principal investigators as needed with simple and complex research protocols.
  • Assists in direct research participant care activities for extended stay and outpatient research participants and assist in protocol specific procedures both simple and complex in nature
  • Performs phlebotomy functions, processes lab specimens and shipping for study specific protocols 

  • Documents in electronic medical record all services provided and additional information as needed

  • Provide in-service training and precepting as directed. 

  • Assists in the inventory and maintenance of equipment and ordering and stocking of supplies for participant care and specimen core lab area.

  • Assists with stocking, restocking, and set up of the rooms based on the needs of the specific protocol requirements. Assist with all related compliance functions; administer common medications per hospital and unit specific guidelines for assistive personnel.

  • Performs miscellaneous office and data entry functions related to research using a wide range of systems, assist in monitoring and recovering participants post research and prep paperwork for the next day’s research participants. 



Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation from a medical assistant program or an equivalent combination of education and experience (1 - 3 years) is necessary; additional formal education in a health care field is desired.
  • Recent demonstrated phlebotomy and IV skill sets. Demonstrated ability to work as a valued team member and communicate effectively with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility in assignments and schedules.
  • Excellent attendance history as demonstrated by previous employment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience with U of M software systems such as Mi-Chart and Cadence, and Outlook (email) are preferred. 
  • Previous experience in a Research Environment.
  • Certification/eligibility for certification as a medical assistant preferred

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.


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