Research Nurse 1

California, United States
11 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) is a leading academic center for Stanford Medicine and provides state of the art ambulatory and laboratory research services for over 300 clinical trials and research projects. The center is a multidisciplinary organizational unit, whose mission is to streamline, accelerate, and promote the translation of basic discoveries into practical solutions that improve human health. 

The CTRU is seeking a Research Nurse who will apply medical knowledge and experience to coordinate and implement the clinical progress of research participants in clinical trials. The Research Nurse provides hands on care to research participants, practicing in an evidence-based manner, within the Scope of Practice of the California Nursing Practice Act, regulatory requirements, standards of care, and Stanford University policies. Within this role, the Research Nurse performs all steps of the nursing process including assessing research participants, interpreting data, planning, implementing and evaluating care, administering protocol defined medications and treatments throughout the study, coordinating care with other providers, and teaching participants and family members the knowledge and skills needed to manage care and prevent complications. The Research Nurse will participate in quality improvement initiatives and other programs as needed. As an integral CTRU team member, you will support study conduct while ensuring the safety of each research participant.

Duties include: 

  • Support the safety of research participants, and maintain communication with their clinicians and families/caregivers.
  • Provide clinical and administrative nursing support for research clinical trials based on scope of practice. Collaborate with clinical staff, researchers and other staff to administer treatment related to study protocols.
  • Administer medications and treatments per study protocol for research participants. Responsible for collection of lab specimens and tests (i.e., ECG).
  • Comply with institutional policies, standard operating procedures, and guidelines, and prepare and submit documentation as required by the study protocol, study sponsor, and regulatory authorities. Manage essential regulatory documents and handle confidential information (verbal and written) with tact and diplomacy while adhering to all HIPAA guidelines.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Current chemotherapy/biotherapy certification preferred.


Bachelor's degree in nursing or equivalent, and two years of experience in nursing, preferably in a research setting.


  • Demonstrated ability to work with research subjects of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey medical and research-related information to research subjects of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Ability to identify confidential and sensitive information (written and verbal).
  • Ability to implement good clinical practices in all interactions with study participants, their families, and colleagues.
  • Ability to identify adverse reactions to study treatments and the required study protocol documentation to record these activities.
  • Ability to implement study protocols with supervision.
  • Ability to provide work direction to research support staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding of good clinical practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic data capture, including database management.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the functions of the position with some supervision.


  • Current license as a California Registered Nurse.
  • Current basic CPR certification.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, twist/bend/stoop/squat, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, operate foot and/or hand controls.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May be required to work with, take specific precautions against, and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J