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Clinical Research Technician / Assistant

University of Michigan

Job Description


We, the staff and faculty of the Rogel Cancer Center team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Respect and Compassion; Collaboration; Innovation; and Commitment to Excellence.

Each 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 Cancer Center is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care. Ensuring a Patient and Family centered experience according to the Health Systems Service Excellence Goals is a priority to our care of our patients. The individual chosen will be responsible for meeting the highest standards of customer service including, exhibiting a professional and positive image when interacting with patients, faculty and staff.

The Clinical Research Coordinator -Technician will support the University of Michigan Cancer Genetics and Cancer Prevention research programs. Primary duties will include working with senior level CRCs assisting with recruitment and consenting of participants to an institutional registries, observational studies and clinical trials. In addition this candidate will perform data entry into multiple research and clinical databases. Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills are required qualities.

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:
Independent knowledge, skills, and abilities within all 8 competency domains is expected:

  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
  8. Communication and Teamwork
  • Recruit and enroll participants into clinical research studies. 
  • Track receipt of patients consent forms and research specimens; file consents and related research/medical documents appropriately.
  • Perform study coordination and regulatory tasks to support a portfolio of cancer and gastroenterology-related clinical studies.
  • Enter data into designated databases. 
  • Perform data cleaning and basic analyses.
  • Assist with a variety of other research-related tasks including preparation of presentations, abstracts, and manuscripts.

Supervision Received: This position receives direct supervision and reports directly to a Faculty Principal Investigator.

Supervision Exercised: None

Required Qualifications*

Technician Level

  • Associates Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Minimum 1 year of directly related experience in clinical research and clinical trials is necessary or An advanced degree in a health-related areas such as: Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Health Care Administration, Clinical Research Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Epidemiology, Foreign MD. or Minimum 3 years of human subject experience (clinical, lab or health regulations) such as related patient care, related community health and wellness, related clinical information, and research.
  • Familiarity with general office practices, ability to understand medical documentation and general knowledge of medical terminology is required.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Candidate must be willing to be a team player and be able to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills are required along with outstanding customer service skills.
  • Professional and positive image when interacting with patients, faculty, and staff. 
  • Able to handle data tasks with a high level of accuracy.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Assistant Level: 

  • High school diploma or GED is necessary. 

Desired Qualifications*

Technician Level: 

  • Bachelor's 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. 

Assistant Level:

  • Associate 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. 

Work Schedule

Full-time, for hours of work between approximately 8:00AM-5:00PM M-F. Mix of remote and in-person work will be required.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at the CRC-Assistant title based on selected candidates qualifications.

Additional Information

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.

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.

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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