Research Nurse

Rochester, NY


The position is to join a dynamic and very busy research clinic with multiple contracts with the NIH and pharmaceutical companies. Studies currently being conducted include observational studies of respiratory illnesses such as influenza and COVID19, phase 1-3 vaccine studies, studies in therapeutic agents in both adult and pediatric populations. Applicants should have clinical research experience and under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment assume full responsibility for various clinical projects as outlined below.


  • Contribute to the design of the study protocol. Prepare documents for new studies, amendments and annual reviews for studies for submission to the University Research Subjects Review Board (RSRB) protocol or the NIH; assist senior Human Research Subject

  • Coordinator with preparation of regulatory documents

  • Participate in the recruitment of adult study subjects; contacting potential study participants who have expressed preliminary interest, collecting the necessary data to initiate the study visit, perform informed consent procedures: screening of potential subjects for inclusion/exclusion criteria including obtaining Informed Consent.

  • Track and prepare requests for payments to subjects.

  • Participate in performing all protocol required study procedures on subjects which include but are not limited to nasal swabs, nasal washes, venipuncture, urine collection. Review and interpret study guidelines for next steps necessary for the processing and/or shipment of samples. This may require home visits and visits conducted under stringent precautions.

  • Collected and maintained subject data into designated subject databases and managed regulatory binders for assigned studies. Participate in entering the study data into appropriate data, ensuring all data meets study specific requirements.

  • Discuss with subjects’ potential adverse events and SAEs and participating in grade of events. Participate in the reporting of subject serious adverse events (SAE) and filing of these in a timely manner to sponsors and IRBs.

  • Conduct quality checks and prepare documents for and participate in external monitoring visits. Assist with communication with regulatory bodies including the NIH and pharmaceutical sponsors.

  • Facilitate daily coordination of clinical trial activities for the infectious disease research clinic including but not limited to disease of respiratory pathogens such as COVID19, Influenza and RSV.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor in Nursing required

  • Masters in Nursing or related field preferred

  • 1-year clinical research experience

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Phlebotomy skills for adult and pediatric patients and good computer skills required.

  • Independent and organized professional with superior interpersonal skills, sound judgment and good oral and written communication skills required.

  • RN licensure required

  • Ability to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program as well as other study specific training & certification required.

  • Spanish language skills preferred.

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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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