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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 Neurology Clinical Trials Organization (NeCTO) is seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills to join our research team. The characteristic duties and responsibilities of this position involve patient/family interaction and may evolve over time to match changing needs and priorities.

NeCTO supports clinical research in neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Epilepsy, Multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions. We are looking for a self-motivated, dynamic individual to join our team to help with the conduct of clinical research trials and studies. 


  • Work with Principal Investigator(PI) to recruit, screen, and consent study participants

  • Send study information/informed consent(s) to prospective study participants

  • Schedule subjects for research visits and follow-up appointments

  • Coordinate each patient’s study participation from enrollment to completion

  • Prepare IRB documents and submit IRB applications

  • Enter research-related MiChart orders for study visits and additional study services- MRI, PFT, etc.

  • Deliver lab kits to MCRU and/or Domino’s Farms, and pick up lab reqs, results at Derm, PFT, Kellogg, etc.

  • Scan Informed Consent Forms into MiChart

  • Database maintenance, data entry of CRFs, and management of other study-related documents

  • Assists with collection of external medical records, CLIAs, CAPs, and radiology CDs etc.

  • Gains appropriate training & knowledge of EMR, CTMS, EDC, databases, etc.

  • Maintains good rapport/communication with subjects, study team, PI, NeCTO staff members etc.

  • Assists and prepares for monitoring visits and/or audits

  • Able to work independently for extended periods while maintaining effective communication and guidance from senior NeCTO staff members and PIs

  • Ability to record time spent working on studies in an effort tracking system/spreadsheet

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma, college degree or equivalent experience in a health science discipline

  • At least 1 year of clinical research experience

  • Ability to work independently, exercising good judgment, with minimal supervision

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Some understanding of GCP, ICH, HIPAA, and FDA regulations

  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Confident, highly motivated, with multi-tasking and record keeping capabilities

  • Ability to respect and protect confidential information

  • Accurate and efficient in daily work responsibilities

  • Ability to adhere to established timelines to accomplish tasks

  • Able to learn and use new skills quickly and effectively

  • Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail

  • Positive attitude and willingness to help

  • Ability to be flexible and focused in a sometimes fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Proficiency in the use of computers and software including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Comfortable interacting with patients suffering from a variety of neurological disorders, including cognitive and/or physical disability – strong People Skills

  • Willingness to track time/effort spent working on projects in tracking software/spreadsheet

Desired Qualifications*

  • Working knowledge of: MiChart, OnCore and eResearch 

  • Prior health care and/or scheduling experience

  • GCP certified; CITI and PEERRS completed.

  • A working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values

Background Screening

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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.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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