Clinical Subjects Associate
Assists senior staff and faculty in the conduct of research subject enrollment and phlebotomy.
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.
This position requires a motivated and independently functioning individual, who embraces the responsibility of assisting in the coordination of clinical research within the Pharmacology Department.
Types of projects include foundation-supported, federally-funded, network-based, industry-sponsored and/or investigator-initiated projects. This person will work under the guidance of a team of clinical and basic science research staff and faculty.
The individual will be responsible for day-to-day aspects of research including, but not limited to, the following:
- Identifying potential subjects via recruitment and medical record review.
- Communicating with subjects by phone, email, and face-to-face.
- Scheduling visits and necessary testing with departments such as radiology.
- Conducting study visits per protocol including consenting of research subjects.
- Collecting, processing, and shipping biological specimens.
- Maintaining adequate study supplies in an organized manner.
- Creating detailed and organized study records.
- Generating, collecting, entering (using electronic data capture systems), organizing, and reporting data.
- Educating faculty and staff regarding research projects such as inclusion/exclusion criteria.
- One year of phlebotomy experience where there has been direct interaction with human subjects.
- A degree in a health care or research-related field is preferred, however certification and/or excellent verifiable experience in such a field will be considered.
- Superior organization skills in terms of time, materials, scheduling, and protocol events.
- Familiarity with medical terminology and the ability to review the medical record.
- Excellent communication with staff, faculty, patients, families, and sponsors.
- Basic computer and word processing skills.
- Ability to work independently, including prioritizing changing daily tasks and unplanned events.
- Positive friendly attitude and desire to work directly with study subjects and research group.
- Discretion, maturity, and empathy in cases of highly sensitive medical issues.
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.
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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