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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 Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) and Clinical Trials Support Office (CTSO) are looking for a Project Manager Associate to join their dynamic Clinical Research Expansion team. This position reports to the Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in the CTSO and will serve as an important member of the project team. Under direct supervision of the Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, the position will be accountable for the management, performance, and completion of project tasks and managing relationships within the Clinical Research Expansion.

This is a 2 year term-limited position with possible renewal. Mobile work environment possible – majority remote work and in-person commitments, as required. To be considered for this position, a cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page with your resume.

Who We Are:
The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) is a dynamic hub that, on institutional and national levels, promotes the translation of discoveries to improved health. Serving as an extension of research teams, we are a partner that educates, funds, connects & supports research at U-M and beyond.

The Clinical Trials Support Office (CTSO) is the central hub for the seven trans-departmental Clinical Trials Support Units (CTSUs), providing enterprise-wide leadership, standards, policies, and a common infrastructure. In our role as concierge for clinical research, we act as a liaison between Principal Investigators and study teams to other partners across the U-M involved in clinical research.

Together, leadership within the MICHR & CTSO have partnered to expand clinical research to our U-M affiliates across the state of Michigan. Harnessed by the critical need to ensure equitable access to clinical research opportunities for people living across the entire state, the Clinical Research Expansion will ensure that discovery extends to where patients live.

Who You Are:
You are energized by working with a collaborative team to support the University mission at the intersection of strategy and innovative research. You seek understanding and tackle projects and problems with your customers' needs in mind. You value a culture that is rooted in mutual respect, where you can learn from different perspectives, roles, and identities.

In your cover letter, please tell us about at least two years of experience in project management, project coordination, consulting, or other relevant settings and your excellent customer service skills.

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


The Project Manager Associate will:

  • Identify appropriate resources needed to complete tasks.
  • Complete project team deliverables with attention to detail.
  • Manage and execute multiple tasks, projects, and priorities including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Build relationships through customer service excellence.
  • Identify and assess risks & interdependencies and escalate.
  • Prepare written communications and presentations for a variety of audiences, including senior leadership.
  • Assist executive leaders in implementing and managing change associated with the project/initiative.
  • Build mutual trust and encourage respect and cooperation across the initiative.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years experience in project management, coordination, consulting, preferably in a research setting.
  • Passionate about building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working and learning environment for all staff, faculty, and learners.
  • Advanced strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Communication skills demonstrating the ability to present options and solutions.
  • Interpersonal skills with an ability to work through all levels of management and matrix organizations.
  • Establish relationships with our customers in a manner that meets our expectations for exemplary customer service.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and independent problem-solving skills to analyze and evaluate different courses of action.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in clinical research
  • Experience in analytics and data management
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience building relationships community partnerships and collaborative relationships

Work Locations

This position may be eligible for remote and/or flexible work opportunities at the discretion of the hiring department.  Flexible work agreements are reviewed annually and are subject to change dependent on the business needs of the hiring department, throughout the course of employment.

Additional Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is a core value at Michigan Medicine. The MICHR & CTSO seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill Michigan Medicine's guiding principles, and sustain the excellence of Michigan Medicine. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity.

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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