Research Nurse

Rochester, NY


This position is to join a dynamic and very busy research clinic with multiple contracts with the NIH and pharmaceutical companies. Studies currently being conducted are HIV vaccine research and phase 1-3 COVID therapeutic studies. Applicants should be able to work with a variety of subjects, have a strong clinical back ground and under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment assume full responsibility for various clinical projects as outlined below. This is a full-time position with daily hours subject to change according to project requirements, but generally involving Monday – Friday daytime hours.


Human Subject Recruitment: Identification of subject pool, eligibility screening in clinic settings and/or telephone screens; medical history review; obtain informed consent and proceed with enrollment procedures; answers patient questions to ensure he/she understands the clinical study and their involvement.

Clinical Study Visits and Clinical Assessments: Conducts unstructured interviews with subjects and families as required by protocol; perform clinical research related procedures (blood draws, nasal washes, swabs); measures, records, and reports indicators of patient health status; perform more specialized tasks such as pediatric blood draws and ECG; evaluates subjects for local or systemic reactions to determine adverse events to study medication or vaccine.

Research Team Collaboration: Attend and participate in study team meetings, monthly research group meetings, and participate in unique sponsor-required training prior to study start; establish and maintain relationships with sponsor representatives for the purpose of regulatory compliance and quality assurance/control.

Quality Assurance: Oversees Quality Assurance and Control to optimize ID site study performance. Makes recommendations and implements changes to improve site study performance. This includes but is not limited to source document verification and ensuring its accuracy and compatibility with case report form information.

Quality Assurance: QA of charts to ensure subjects meet all of the eligibility requirements for study participation; procedures are performed per protocol and ensure that no deviations from protocol have occurred. Ensures that all source document information is completed accurately and includes all information required by the study sponsor.

Other duties: Inventories study supplies, restocks exam rooms and organizes supplies and charts for each individual study protocol; assist with data entry, filing, mailings, source document development and compiling study summary data as needed.


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Nursing Program required

  • 1-year clinical trials required

  • Experience working with potential subjects of all ages preferred

  • Computer skills preferred

  • Phlebotomy preferred

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

  • RN License required

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $30.33 - $42.47 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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