Research Nurse Manager

Maryland, United States
06 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG
Salary:  Commensurate with Experience
Status:  Full-Time
Department name: 10002935-SOM Onc Hematologic Malignancies 
Work Schedule/Hours: M-F 8:00 - 4:30 M-F, No weekends
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The Department of Oncology is seeking a Research Nurse Manager that will report to the Sr. Clinical Research Program Manager.  This role will manage research staff within Hematologic Malignancies Clinical Research Program and oversee the administrative and scientific implementation of clinical research protocols in the program in the Oncology clinics, IPOP, and inpatient units.    The HMBMT RNM will collaborate with faculty in protocol development, clinical trial activation, development of SOPs, training of new research staff, and will serve as a central resource for faculty conducting clinical research.  The RNM will be responsible for hiring, training, and coaching of research nurses in the program and assist Sr. Clinical Research Program Manager with general operations of the program.  The RNM will report to the HMBMT Research Nurse Manager/Sr. Clinical Research Program Manager.  


  • Responsible for the recruitment, educationtraining and supervision of the research personnel within the Program.
  • Actively manage research nursing personnel within the Program:
    • Assesses staff workload and determines staff assignments
    • Facilitates effective teamwork between research nursing and research coordinators
    • Conducts performance appraisals for research nursing and contributes to the evaluation of research coordinators and other staff within the Program
    • Directs regular staff meetings to discuss the current and upcoming clinical trials portfolio and active research issues and staffing needs
  • Oversees disease based team leaders to ensure that all nursing, data management, and regulatory needs are met.  
  • Responsible for development and implementation of policy and procedures for clinical research within the Program.
  • Meets regularly with Program leadership to discuss availability of resources and prioritization of protocols.
  • Facilitate collaboration between Hospital and University personnel including research coordinators, inpatient, outpatient and research nursing, house staff and faculty.
  • Work with research phlebotomy, IDS pharmacy, and other research cores to optimize the practical implementation of the Program.
  • Assist PI with clinical protocol development, including reviewing and assessing new protocols for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility, maintaining subject safety etc.
  • Practice nursing per study protocol(s) and under the nursing scope of practice of the State of Maryland.
  • Coordinate and implement of assigned clinical trials within the Program, including responding to regulatory inquiries and resolving related issues.
  • Implement policies/procedures assuring compliance with local, Federal, and ICH guidelines for good clinical practice, as appropriate. 
  • Assist with protocol approval process, including drug order set review and approval.
  • Ensure the proper scheduling and initiation of required research activities with sponsors of clinical trials as needed.
  • Ensure research staff maintain complete and accurate research data and charts in a real time basis and are well prepared for auditing and monitoring visits.
  • Ensure SKCCC Standard Operating Procedures are in practice.
  • Assist with budget generation and financial management of the program in collaboration with the Sr. Clinical Research Program Manager and Sr. Administrative Manager.
  • Work closely with other Lead Research Nurses, Research Nurse Managers, as well as Clinical Research Program Managers in SKCCC to help create effective, efficient research systems, and avoid duplication of effort.

Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:

  • Knowledge of investigational therapies which require special expertise and clinical care management.
  • Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles required.
  • Excellent organizational skills required
  • Excellent attention to detail skills required
  • Knowledge of medical terminology required
  • Familiar with medical procedure and laboratory fees
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and demonstrated interpersonal skills


Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five years' experience in clinical research at an academic, government or pharmaceutical industry environment and have extensive experince with clinical research sciences and operations.  Candidate must be a licensed registered nurse in the State of Maryland, have a current CPR certification.  License and CPR certification must be maintained throughout duration of employment.  Must also complete JHH credentialing process prior to start date.


Related master’s degree may be considered in lieu of some experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula

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