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Job Summary

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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. Our project managers provide project oversight and coordinate the project team efforts together with study principal investigators or clinical coordinating center leadership. We work with clinical sites to move the project forward according to good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all members of our community. You will lead the project manager team in addition to managing your clinical site(s). You will report to the Director of SABER. You may be asked to travel (approximately 10%-25%) within the United States and possibly internationally to participating clinical sites and investigator meetings. 

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  • Provide oversight, direction, training, performance feedback, and mentorship to SABER project managers and clinical monitors 
  • Foster a spirit of teamwork among project managers and clinical monitors 
  • Manage the resources and activities of the group, in collaboration with SABER’s leadership team
  • Lead the project management group to meet our expectations for productivity, quality, and goal accomplishment.  
  • Implement standard operating procedures, develop training programs, and coordinate common work practices among project clinical managers 
  • Work with teams to develop workflows and processes to refine cross-functional study activities
  • Participate on the leadership team, including regular communicating with managers and directors
  • Help write research grant proposals, reports for funding agencies, and articles for publication
  • Present results of creative project management or clinical monitoring initiatives at professional meetings and other forums
  • Help build clinical trials and observational studies

Please check out this link for a complete list of responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Lead level: Master’s degree in Public Health, Clinical Research, or a related field and 7+ years of experience in clinical trials research
  • Senior level: Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience in clinical trials research
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience, preferably in academic or research units
  • Experience as a project or clinical manager 
  • Experience leading a team, integrating activities, and managing change.
  • Experience developing and implementing workflow process improvements within a team environment
  • An understanding of ICH, GCP and FDA regulations and guidelines with regard to the conduct of human subject research

Work Locations

You will be eligible for remote work flexibility.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Please note the salary range for each classification:

  • Lead: $84,932 - $104,915
  • Senior: $67,557 - $83,452

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:

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 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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