Research Nurse

Rochester, NY


This position is for a Research nurse for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) clinical research site within the division of Infectious Diseases. Studies currently being conducted include long-term observational studies, therapeutic vaccine, and therapeutic agents in persons living with HIV. Applicants should be able to work with a variety of participants and have clinical nursing skills as well as clinical research experience. The research nurse will work under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment to assume full responsibility for various clinical projects as outlined below.


Human Subject Recruitment:

Identification of participant pools via electronic medical record review and discussion with clinical team members. Review of upcoming clinic schedule to identify potential participants coming into clinic. Determination of eligibility and screening in clinic setting and/or over the telephone. Obtain informed consent and performance of enrollment procedures. Ability to communicate effectively with participants to answer questions and ensuring they understand the clinical study and their involvement. Assist with providing outreach to study participants to maximize their retention in a project. Collaborate with community stakeholders to increase awareness about variety of research projects. May attend the Community Advisory Board Meetings or community events as needed.

Clinical Study Visits and Clinical Assessments:

Conducts unstructured interviews with participants, as well as administer all protocol required study procedures on participants. These can include but are not limited to venipuncture, peripheral IV insertion and infusion of medications, intramuscular injections, collection of vital signs and various other specimens (e.g., oral rinses, vaginal swabs, and urine samples), neuropsychological testing, point-of-care testing and ECGs. Measure, record, interpret, and report indicators of health status. Evaluate for local or systemic reactions to determine adverse events to study treatments for protocol required reporting.

Research Team Collaboration:

Attend and participate in weekly team meetings and monthly research group or clinic meetings. Participation in unique protocol or sponsor-required trainings prior to study start. Establish and maintain relationships with sponsor and protocol representatives for the purpose of regulatory compliance and quality assurance/control. Regularly communicate with investigational drug pharmacy and laboratory staff with regard to study visit coordination and study treatment requirements.

Quality Assurance/Control:

Develop, implement, and perform QA/QC measures to optimize site study performance. Collaborate on the development and implementation of site standard operating procedures and site-specific procedures to ensure standardization of protocol and site activities. Design study data source documents and verify accuracy and compatibility with electronic case report form information required. Ensures the integrity and security of all study data at all times. Implements immediate and appropriate corrective action when inconsistencies are identified. Ensures compliance in reporting of the participant serious adverse events (SAE) and expedited adverse events (EAE) and submission according to specified sponsor and IRB timeframes. Conducts quality checks, assists in the preparation of documents, and participates in external monitoring visits.

Other duties:

Inventory and assist in ordering of study supplies, restock study supply carts and chart materials; perform data entry, filing, mailings, source document development, organizing participant charts, and compile study summary data as needed.



  • RN degree with an active RN license

  • BLS Certification

  • Minimum of 1 years of experience with clinical human subject research and/or minimum of 2 years clinical nursing experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Expertise with specimen collection and labeling

  • Expertise with human subjects review and coordination.

  • Expertise with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel

  • EPIC/e-Record EMR system experience

  • Experience with RedCap database

  • Computer skills

  • Phlebotomy and peripheral IV insertion competency

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 29.90 - $ 44.86 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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