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We, the staff and faculty of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Caring, Teamwork, Integrity, Innovation and Inclusion.  Each FCVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member.  The FCVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care.  Excellent service is an expected and integral part of the FCVC culture.

To be considered for this position, a cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page with 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

Directs and coordinates the Cardiovascular Health Improvement (CHIP) project team to include best clinical and research practice, staffing, quality assurance, and administration of activities related to CHIP research projects.  Oversight of collection of biospecimens and clinical outcome data for research projects, screening and recruitment of subjects, and scheduling of assessments.  Provides oral and written summaries of research activities. Under FSLA, incumbents in this position are exempt.

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


Operational Project Leadership and Oversight– 50%

  • Responsibility and oversight for the screening and recruitment of subjects.
  • Supervise the scheduling of experiments and the collection, processing, and analysis of data and reporting of test results.
  • Oversee collection and abstraction of patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects from various sources.
  • Responsible for tracking recruitment and enrollment and analysis of data.
  • Assure compliance with protocols, adherence to good clinical practice guidelines, FDA regulations, and all other federal, local, and University guidelines.
  • Maintains adverse events monitoring and recording according to standard operating procedures.
  • Leads and participates in study related audits including pre-inspection preparation, inspection, and post-inspection follow-up and reporting as needed.
  • Acts as primary liaison for the CHIP resource to faculty, nursing staff, study coordinators, and multiple UM departments.
  • Responsible for overseeing and maintaining records related to training of all faculty and staff (including clinical and nursing staff) for all study specific protocols.
  • Presents at local and national meetings to share best practices and project objectives as needed.

Project Vision and Strategy – 20%

  • In collaboration with PI, lead and execute project vision.
  • Manage project portfolio with the Program Manager, including development of project budget forecasts.
  • Develop summary reports for FCVC Directors, Co-Investigators, collaborators, participants, and staff regarding biorepository trials.
  • Facilitate and execute marketing plan for CHIP resource. 
  • Oversight of Project Committees including Steering Committee, Access Committee, Precision Health Committee and Medical Findings Committee.
  • Lead meeting facilitation for routine leadership and staff meetings.

Staff Oversight– 20%

  • Functional supervision of the team comprised of Clinical Research Coordinator and post-graduate research assistants, volunteers and UROP students.
  • Participate in hiring and evaluation process with Program Manager.  Oversee onboarding and training of staff and volunteers.

Regulatory and Contract Management – 10%

  • Writes, edits, and renews Institutional Review Board applications.
  • Prepares billing calendars and budgets.
  • Responsible for review and maintenance of clinical research billing including verifying study charges and invoicing sponsor as needed.
  • Liaison with institutional partners, such as IRB, DNA Sequencing Core, Epigenomics Core, CBR and others, as needed, to establish appropriate partnerships. 

  Other duties as assigned or required for research projects.

Supervision Received

Functional supervision is received from the principal investigators and co-investigators.  Administrative supervision is received from the FCVC Clinical Research Program Manager.   

Supervision Exercised

Functional and administrative supervision of daily activities of research study team.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in health related field with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in research or two (2) years’ project management experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of medical and research terminology.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.

Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.

Exceptional organizational and computer skills are required with proficiency in Microsoft software applications.

Demonstrated problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

Ability to multi-task, work well under time constraints and meet deadlines.

Demonstrated understanding of GCP, ICH, and FDA regulations.

Certification through ACRP or SOCRA or willingness to become certified.

Demonstration of commitment to FCVC Core Values.

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s degree preferred.

Prior experience in Project Management.

Prior experience with Biorepository management.

An understanding of cardiovascular medicine related research.

Minimum of two (2) years’ previous supervisory experience.

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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