Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing.
This is a full-time, term-limited position due to salary funded on a grant.
The University of Michigan (U-M), School of Nursing (UMSN) is seeking a Clinical Subjects Coordinator who will coordinate the planning and enrollment of participants into a NIA-funded study, “Internet-based conversational engagement clinical trial (I-CONECT) Study Conversational Engagement for Healthy Cognitive Aging.” The project is a multi-site study with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) as the primary institution. The target population is underrepresented minority, isolated adults ages 80 years and older with healthy cognition or mild cognitive impairment; 180 participants will be enrolled over three (3) years at each site. This role focuses heavily on building rapport, patient engagement, community outreach, and encouraging participants to complete research activities. The Clinical Subjects Coordinator will recruit qualified candidates from a variety of sources in the Detroit Metropolitan area, travel and establish strong relationships within the community, enact site-specific recruitment strategies and assist with the creation of posters, papers, and presentations for meetings, and handle other scientific administration and clerical activities directed to support the research project. We are looking for a highly motivated, independent and creative individual to serve in this role. The position will assist the principal investigator (PI) in the implementation of project goals.
Develops and implements outreach and recruitment plans to meet enrollment goals.
Carries out communications, marketing, and outreach related duties as necessary.
Schedule and maintain calendar for research participant visits with the Study Coordinator. Assist in managing regulatory, study protocol, informed consent and compliance documents between U-M and OHSU.
Enter electronic data into secure electronic data capture system database (REDCap). Ensure all study related documentation is completed accurately.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.
Supervision is received from the PI.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree in social science or a health science discipline.
One (1) to three (3) years of related work experience.
Candidate must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums.
Excellent computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Frequent travel to various locations across the Detroit Metropolitan area.
Demonstrated ability to work with underrepresented, minority populations.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
Must have excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to work with faculty, staff, students and community partners in a team-oriented environment.
Demonstrated problem solving skills with analytical and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage responsibilities and time effectively, prioritize, work well under time constraints and meet deadlines.
A flexible, can-do attitude and a willingness to work successfully in a team environment.
Eagerness to learn and ability to adapt to changing needs.
A high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.
Experience working with African American population, dementia and aging research, preferred.
Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00.p.m; Monday through Friday; some occasional weekend or evening hours may be required.
Salary: The salary range for this position is $40,000 - 45,000 due to grant funding. The actual salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. We encourage all interested parties to apply.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 169536
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