Mercy Medical Center Clinton Senior Research Coordinator - Oncology in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Ann Arbor, Michigan


16105_58113 NCORP-NCI Comm Onc Res Prog-SJ

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Day Shift

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Exciting position as a senior research coordinator within the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium(MCRC) Leadership Team. MCRC is a multi-state consortium of community hospitals offering both federally funded and pharmaceutical sponsored oncology research trials in community hospitals. MCRC has been continuously funded for over 20 years through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)and currently is funded as an NCI Community Oncology Research Program. The person accepting this position will serve as a liaison to our pharmaceutical sponsors and lead resource for our team that works with them, in addition to data entry and contract and budget reviews.


Senior Research Coordinator coordinates, implements, and evaluates clinical research trials, studies and projects. Oversees day-to-day management of an assigned portfolio of clinical research studies and clinical trials.


  • Provides direction in the development of research protocols, including review of related research literature, evaluation of resource requirement, and assessment of feasibility.

  • Addresses practical issues such as availability of qualified investigators, access to an adequate patient population, and analysis of financial aspects of the study.

  • Provides direction, and may oversee the work of research coordinators or other research support staff.

  • Recruits and screens potential study participants.

  • Collects data, assists in developing data collection systems, and compiles reports.

  • Assists investigators and research staff in writing research grants, publications in the medical and scientific literature, study materials, brochures and correspondence.

  • Manages project related information systems and databases, including data collection, coding, storage and analysis.

  • May assist with non-invasive study procedures with prior IRB approval (minimal risk studies only) upon completion of orientation requirements and under direct supervision of an RN.

  • Conducts a variety of monitoring activities to facilitate and assure that clinical trials and research studies comply with the requirements of the approved study protocol, the Institutional Review Board, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System policies, applicable regulatory requirements of the federal Food and Drug Administration, and other governmental agencies.

  • Review the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of completed study related records, case report forms, and other documents. Compares reported data with original source documents. Promptly communicates any serious deficiencies noted during monitoring to the principal investigator, and other appropriate parties.

  • Works cooperatively with clinical research staff and investigators to address their concerns, and to communicate findings that can lead to improved clinical trial performance or compliance.

  • Serves as liaison to other departments, outside organizations, and industry representatives on related research study or clinical trial issues.

  • Ensures that preparation of operational and statistical reports for management, and for regulatory agencies.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

  • Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, off solutions, and participates in their resolution.

  • Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.

  • Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision, and Values of SJMHS.

  • Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in a related science, healthcare, or business field. 5 years of clinical research experience. Master’s Degree in a related science, healthcare, or business field is preferred. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. Current Clinical Research Certification from Association of Clinical Research Professionals or Society of Clinical Research Associates or the equivalent.


Demonstrated ability to work closely with principal investigators and other stakeholders to coordinate the day-to-day activities of research studies. Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to manage study related budget and grant related activities. Knowledge of research design principles, statistics, regulatory requirements, and ethical requirements. Working knowledge of database systems, and good basic computer skills. Ability to work both independently and in team-oriented settings.

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program

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