RN, Research

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

This position supports the Cardiology Division as a research nurse coordinator for the clinical operations of the unit. This position requires a nursing degree with strong clinical skills, with a background in cardiology nursing. Typical duties will include but are not limited to: assessing clinical feasibility of newly proposed projects, evaluating study protocols regarding standard of care and research-oriented tasks, evaluating time effort needed to complete clinical tasks and study procedures and visits related to conduct of the studies, assisting unit manager and director with the above information toward assessment and preparation of budgets for the studies. The duties will also include conducting study protocols as the primary coordinator being responsible for enrollment and entire conduct of given study under the direction of Principal Investigator. On-call responsibilities are expected and dependent on individual study protocols. This position will assist the administrative efforts of the Director of the Unit regarding regulations of WIRB, RSRB, Patient Accounting, and the funding sponsors in study start-up and management of pharmaceutical and device clinical trials. This person will be committed to providing high quality research efforts on the Cardiology Division's behalf.

Reports to Director of the Cardiology Clinical Trials Unit


  • Coordinates the administrative details required to initiate and conduct human subject research, such as, receiving, distributing, and explaining study information, including protocol, and human subject recruitment materials to immediate team members and relevant others.

  • Ensures all immediate and extended team members understand and adhere to all aspects of all approved protocols, procedures and standards for documentation and communication. Under general direction from the Principal Investigator, trains staff on details of protocol, including inclusion and exclusion criteria, informed consent procedures, study activities, process for source documentation and case report form (CRFs) completion, and adverse event reporting.

Recruiting/screening/consenting/enrollment of patients, record reviews and interviews, history and physicals across multiple units.

Dispensing of investigational medications and devices, performing procedures as required by protocols (obtaining lab specimens, performing electrocardiograms, collecting data while observing electrophysiology, diagnostic, interventional cardiology procedures, exercise testing, drawing of bloods, etc.).

Develop good working relationship with sponsors and multiple research institutions to foster a positive research environment and attend study Investigator/Coordinator meetings as required for study start-up. Assist in training new staff members within the department.

Filling out case report forms, creating patient instructions and calendars, scheduling patient appointments, and assisting the investigators as needed.

Reviews and documents the dispensing and returning of study materials (such as study drugs and devices). Ensures additional training is provided to ensure changes to protocol and documents are communicated and adhered to.

Other dureies as assigned.


  • Nursing degree required

  • Strong clinical skills;

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Cardiology background and research experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software.

  • Professional Research Coordinator Certification (i.e. SoCRA or ACRP) preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 29.76 - $ 41.68 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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