Research Nurse

Maryland, United States
$60,342 - $83,034
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME 
Starting Salary Range: [[$60,342 - $83,034]]
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hours per week. ]] 
Exempt Status: Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001144-Ctr for Immnztn Rsch Vaccine Scis CIR 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General Summary/Purpose

The Center for Immunization Research offers an exciting career opportunity for a Research Nurse to participate in the conduct of vaccine trials. The research nurse will be responsible for planning and delivering the administrative and clinical component of flavivirus vaccine research studies in accordance with research protocols and projected timelines.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

 Study Support and Coordination

  • Coordinates study activity in support of Adult Vaccine Studies
  • May be required to coordinate single cohorts of larger trials. 
  • Will afford an opportunity to experience all facets of conduct of early phase vaccine trials, including work within FDA regulations and ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Assist study teams with the implementation of research project(s) in the following areas;
    •  Research subject interactions per protocol including but not limited to recruitment, screening of medical history, subject education, conducting informed consent, clinical assessments, data collection and recording.
  • Attend training sessions for IRB updates, Human subject’s protection, HIPAA, DOT/IATA, CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens and renewals as required by sponsor or university.
  • Communicate status of research activities to study team.
  • Must be able to work independently and cooperatively as a team member.
  • Assist in the development of SOPs and update as needed.
  • Obtain, process, transport, and receive lab specimens when needed, including maintenance of specimen tracking log.
  • Assist and support other staff when necessary
  • Contribute to QA/QC process
  • Completion of other duties as assigned.

Supervision (may require the following)

  • Supervise support staff, including hiring, on-boarding, training, time and attendance, assignments, evaluations and disciplinary action, if required. 
  • Identify call out process and enforce procedures
  • Notify study team of absences, make alternate arrangements for re-assignment of duties as necessary.
  • Review and approve E210s on a weekly basis.  Communicate with staff to resolve discrepancies.  Communicate with administration if personnel actions are required (such as reduction in pay or overtime).

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.

Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

CPR certification required.  Must be willing to become certified as a clinical research professional within two years of hire.

  • Occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling objects weighing 50 lbs or less
  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
  • Will require foot travel within the JHMI campus, particularly between the clinic on Broadway Street and the laboratory on Wolfe Street.
  • Occasionally require travel to the inpatient unit on the Bayview campus.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Phlebotomy skills required. Intermediate to advanced use of Microsoft office suite. Familiarity with databases, accurate data entry, and report generation. Must have concise, clear and professional communication, verbal and written, as well as interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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