University of Rochester Research Nurse in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 044 Neurology-Neuroimmunology


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

Provides nursing care to Multiple Sclerosis study patients in Neuroimmunology MS Clinic. Manages study protocols including many complex interventional drug therapy treatments'. Monitors patient medications, illness and safety and documents changes related to medication, symptoms and responses. Oversees and follows MS patients enrolled in clinical research studies through the full life cycle of the study, from site selection and start up to study visit conduct and closeout.

Typical Duties:

Clinical Care

  • Perform assessments and coordinate care plan for MS study patients, act as clinical nurse for all patients enrolled in assigned studies
  • Serve as primary point of contact for study patient needs, including medication, illness, referrals disability fonns and other required paperwork
  • Monitor patient symptoms, responses and disease progression; document and convey information to physicians
  • Ensures safety and quality of care for patients undergoing complex drug therapy treatments

Study Start Up

  • Evaluate protocols for logistical feasibility, potential patient population, and facility and equipment requirements
  • Assist Research Administrator with budgeting of protocol procedures
  • Prepare site for studies, to include set up of necessary ancillary services with internal URMC departments in alignment with protocol requirements and training clinic staff on study specific procedures as needed

Study Conduct

  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies, perform chart reviews and monitor enrollment to ensure goals are met
  • Educate and consent subjects, schedule visits and support services (imaging, pharmacy, URMC labs, ophthalmology, etc.), perform subject visit assessments in alignment with protocol requirements
  • Complete and maintain Case Report Forms (CRFs) and other study documentation in accordance with sponsor and various industry/federal requirements
  • Prepare and submit (RB/regulatory documents for protocol amendments and overall compliance
  • Monitor subject status for adverse events and ensure quality care; report to Pl and sponsor within required timelines
  • Schedule and prepare for site monitoring and closeout visits, audit study files and respond to sponsor queries as needed


  • Assist with patient charge review and resolution of billing discrepancies
  • Maintain compliance with University effort reporting policies by monitoring distribution of time spent across all studies
  • Maintain certifications and training as required
  • Attend monthly unit meetings to provide updates on study status and recruitment to faculty and staff


Successful candidate will be a graduate of accredited school of nursing and licensed in New York State as a Registered Nurse. Experience in the clinical research setting (3+ years), to include review and implementation of research protocols, knowledge of HIPAA and regulatory guidelines, and ability to perform standard clinical patient assessments is required. History of caring for Multiple Sclerosis patients or knowledge of disease symptoms, medications and nature is preferred. Proficiency with EMR and basic processing of biological specimens is also required. Candidate should possess the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals, including patients, physicians, nurses, and staff in a variety of office settings and fast paced environments.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Research Nurse

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 207041

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time