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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

Provide expertise in clinical research and internal communications support to assist initiatives offered by the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, in coordination with Michigan Medicine and the University.  Utilize considerable knowledge of research, education, principles, and practices to enhance and connect these departments across the institution.  Manage a diverse range of assignments utilizing originality and ingenuity to accomplish goals.

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


Clinical Research Recruitment Coordination & Strategy (85%)

Expert resource for study teams recruiting patients for research within the Frankel CVC. Provide feasibility and develop formal study-specific recruitment plans for new clinical trials. Provide full recruitment services including identification, screening, templates for specific recruitment services and other tools to study teams.  Connect study teams to resources throughout Michigan Medicine. Perform analysis at multiple time intervals to assess success of recruitment plan; make recommendations and adjustments for improvement.

Initial point of contact for patients interested in Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) clinical research opportunities and responsible for responding to all incoming volunteer phone calls and email inquiries from, FCVC Call Center,, and toll-free recruiter phone number.

Liaison for FCVC Research Teams, Referring Physician, and MICHR to effectively promote, improve and execute research initiatives.  

Active participant in clinic huddles and collaborator with outpatient clinic leadership and staff to manage research integration and coordination efforts to improve research integration and the patient/research experience.  Manage logistic issues for research needs in clinic such as hall walks, cubicle space, etc.

Super user of MiChart, Emerse,, and Data Direct tools for screening and recruitment.

Manage maintenance of portfolio of all available FCVC clinical research opportunities and recruitment IRB application.

Analyze data, create graphs, surveys, charts, and write reports; write and disseminate standard reports.

Serve as Chair of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Group (C3RG) Committee; maintain CME approval for C3RG seminar.

Support research administration initiatives and annual symposia.

Other research administration team duties, as required.

Internal Communications (15%)

Create research event specific communication strategies and promotional materials.

Manage internal communication mechanisms (Education and Events Calendar, Cardiovascular Connections, internal email lists). 

Supervision Received

Direct and functional supervision is received from the FCVC Research Administrative Manager.  Functional supervision is received from the FCVC Research Administrator, Director of Patient Education and Chief Administrative Officer, as well as the FCVC Directors.

Supervision Exercised

Functional supervision is exercised over research student temps, including coordination of work assignments.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration, communications, or science related field or learning related to the responsibilities of the position, or equivalent combination of education and training.

Two (2) or more years’ experience working in a healthcare or research setting. 

Demonstrated ability to work independently, showing sound judgment based upon experience, and the capability to work as part of a team in a professional and collaborative manner.

Proficiency or willingness to become proficient in utilizing Outlook, Google Tools and websites, EMERSE, OnCore and Data Direct is necessary.

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills; including strong proof reading and grammar skills.    

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

Strong organizational skills.

Demonstration of commitment to the FCVC Core Values.

Desired Qualifications*

Minimum of two (2) years’ experience with research administration, including recruitment screening and clinical trials.  Thorough understanding of research regulations relating to recruitment, marketing, and screening for clinical research projects.

Experience utilizing MiChart, OnCore, eResearch and other institutional reporting tools.

Experience with graphic design.

Experience with event planning.  

Knowledge of University policies, rules, and regulations.

Clinical Trials 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.


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.  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.