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Job Summary

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

The Statistical Analysis of Biomedical and Educational Research (SABER) unit is the data coordinating center for several multi-center clinical trials and observational studies. We are a research center located within the Biostatistics Department at the School of Public Health (SPH) on Michigan's central campus. SABER project managers provide project oversight and coordinate the SABER project team efforts together with study principal investigators or clinical coordinating center leadership. SABER project managers work with clinical sites to move the project forward efficiently and according to good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines. The position may require travel, restrictions permitting, within the United States and possibly internationally to participating clinical sites and investigator meetings. You will report to the Project Management and Clinical Monitoring manager.

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  • Communicate with principal investigators, clinical site investigators, clinical site coordinators, the SABER project team, maintaining positive and cooperative relationships in daily interactions
  • Maintain competing project timelines and manage SABER project team deliverables
  • Coordinate and attend investigator and coordinator meetings and web conferences, including preparing agendas and taking minutes
  • Maintain study manual of operations and standard data collection procedures for all participating clinical sites
  • Help develop study protocols, and create study-specific informed consent document templates
  • Help design electronic case report forms, database validation and error variables for data entry
  • Prepare clinical sites for study startup by reviewing and tracking regulatory documents, ordering startup supplies, and conducting site initiation visits
  • Maintain master trial files, and manage the study progress in relation to project timelines
  • Work with clinical monitors to assist with monitoring visits, remote source data verification, and reporting
  • Screen all adverse events for seriousness and facilitate the AE/SAE reporting process to ensure that all adverse events are reported to the study sponsor and all participating site IRBs
  • Help with IND initial submissions and annual reports to FDA
  • Coordinate data safety monitoring board meeting organization, and report preparation
  • Help with IRB submissions for DCC activities and annual scheduled renewals

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in a health science discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and health science work experience
  • Three or more years of experience in clinical research
  • Certification as a clinical research associate or the equivalent, or willingness to become certified within two years of hire
  • Experience working with physicians, researchers, peers, administrators, and staff of all disciplines
  • Knowledge of ICH, GCP and FDA regulations with regard to the conduct of human subject research
  • Experience reviewing medical records

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. For more information, please visit:

This position is eligible for remote work flexibility.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for at least 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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