CRC - Assistant (Term-Limited)

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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.


To assist with research activities within the Department of Psychiatry related to Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in various clinical populations. With guidance from faculty and research personnel, the clinical research assistant will support coordination and administrative details of assigned projects, including but not limited to screening and collecting information from potential participants according to the research study protocols, conduct interviews in person and via phone calls and/or zoom, conduct epidemiological, social or behavioral assessments, and collect data and/or biological samples (e.g. saliva, blood, urine, feces) from research participants in studies. The CRC-assistant will also coordinate study visits and follow-up of study participants. The CRC-assistant may also assist in preparation of progress reports and other summary materials, perform literature searches and retrieving articles. The potential exists to assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentations at conferences and workshops. The CRC-assistant will work collaboratively with other team members and also independently to fulfill the goals of the project.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

Knowledge of all 8 competency domains is expected and experience within applicable domains specific to unit needs. *

1.       Scientific Concepts and Research Design

2.       Ethical Participant Safety Considerations

3.       Investigational Products Development and Regulation

4.       Clinical Study Operations (GCPs)

5.       Study and Site Management

6.       Data Management and Informatics

7.       Leadership and Professionalism, Communication and Teamwork

8.       Communication and Teamwork

Job Responsibilities

  • Telephone activity includes screening calls for participant recruitment and scheduling potential participants for in-person or zoom research visits.

  • Assisting study coordinator in tracking participant and study progress, monitoring of active participants during laboratory sessions, detailed record-keeping, data entry and verification, filing, collection and processing of biological materials (e.g. saliva, blood, urine, feces), and other duties as assigned.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is a critical component of this job?s responsibilities. Demonstrated multi-tasking skills and ability to prioritize workload efficiently are essential.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop rapport with a diverse pool of research participants with various clinical conditions is vital.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication capability is required and expected.

  • Additional responsibilities include attending all assigned trainings, and risk assessments as needed. 

Required Qualifications*

?         High school diploma or GED is necessary.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Associates Degree in Health Science or an equivalent combination of related education and experience is desirable.  An understanding of medical terminology, experience in a large complex health care setting, ability to effectively communicate with staff and faculty of all levels, and knowledge of university policies and procedures is desirable.
  • Experience using Microsoft 365
  • A strong ability to problem-solve individually and with project team

Work Schedule

This is a full-time position; capped at 40 hours/week. Work may be required on a few evenings a week and weekends, if research participants are full-time workers and are only available after regular office hours. Thus, availability to work evenings, and weekends when called for under the planned study protocols is required. 

Additional Information

This will be a 1 year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of extension. At the end of the stated term, your appointment will terminate, and will not be eligible for Reduction-in-Force (RIF) benefits.  This term-limited appointment does not create a contract or guarantee of employment for any period of time as you will remain subject to disciplinary or other performance measures, up to and including termination, at the will of the University in accordance with existing University policy and standards for employee performance and conduct. 

Michigan Medicine is firmly committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and belonging, which are core to the culture and values of the Medical School Office of Research. Our community supports recruiting and cultivating a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and the world. We strive to create a work culture where each team member feels respected, valued, and safe. 

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.

In addition to the screenings indicated above under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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