Clinical Research Technician

University of Michigan

Job Description

How to Apply

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.


This position may independently provide study coordination for simple and moderately complex clinical research studies.  As a member of a coordination team, this position may help support a portfolio of projects with varying levels of complexity. Mastery of all job duties from the CRC-Technician or Assistant position is required.

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.


Experience as part of a team with 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

Assist study team with aspects of clinical research coordination including:  identifying potential subjects, screening subjects, consenting and enrolling subjects, and collecting and managing patient and laboratory data for clinical research subjects. 

Collect specimens and monitor study subjects.  Assist in monitoring of test results.  Ensure integrity of specimens (collection, processing, shipping/packing, storing, labeling, tracking, etc.). 

Perform data management and results reporting, such as entering information into Case Report Forms (CRFs).  Assist with collection of external medical records for study reporting purposes.  Ability to identify and report Adverse Events (AEs) and Serious Adverse Events (SAEs).

Prepare IRB submissions including the initial applications, as well as amendments and scheduled continuing reviews, progress reports, safety reports, and adverse event reports.  

In coordination with other M-CTSU staff, communicate with sponsors concerning progress of clinical trials, billing calendar/budget issues, subject related problems, recruitment strategies, and specific policies and procedures.

Act as liaison between study team and sponsors, IRB, federal, state, and university officials and other regulatory agencies to maintain accurate communication of costs, policy changes, fiscal requirements, and other regulatory issues.  Serve as key resource to research participants and collaborators.  Provide support for audits and monitor visits.

Work collaboratively with the M-CTSU team by maintaining a good rapport and communication with research teams and faculty, as well as patients and families.

Prepare and organize space for study related materials and equipment.

The person in this position will frequently traverse around the medical campus and will occasionally spend long hours (full days) on their feet. There is a need to move, transport, and position clinical research supplies weighing up to 50 pounds across the hospital campus.

Staff members are expected to work independently and regularly exercise good judgment in setting priorities, resolving operational problems, and applying policies, procedures, and methods, while always maintaining the strictest of confidentiality.

This person may help mentor and train other CRC staff through formal and informal presentations.

Other administrative responsibilities as assigned.

Supervision Received:

This position receives direct supervision and reports directly to the unit Administrator, CRC-Lead, or CRC-Project Manager.

Supervision Exercised:


Required Qualifications*

Clinical Research Technician

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent in combined education and clinical research experience
  • Minimum of 1+ years direct related experience OR advanced degree in health-related areas OR 3 years of related human subjects experience

Clinical Research Assistant

  • High School Diploma or GED

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science or an equivalent combination of related education and experience is desirable
  • An understanding of medical terminology preferred
  • Knowledge of Michigan Medicine policies and practice
  • Familiarity with OnCore, Epic, MiCHART, and eResearch applications
  • PEERS, CITI, or NIH Protection of Human Subjects Training Certification
  • Experience with local and central IRB application processes
  • Motivated to help others

Work Schedule

This position will primarily support work M-F during normal business hours.

Work Locations

Hybrid (50% on-site in Ann Arbor, 50% remote)

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Michigan Medicine (or unit specific name) 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.

*Please mention you saw this ad on AcademicJobs.*

Apply Now

Be Seen By Recruiters at the
Best Institutions

Create Your FREE Profile Now!