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Job Req ID:  33557

Research Nurse

General Summary/Purpose

The Center for Immunization Research offers an exciting career opportunity for a Research Nurse to participate in the conduct of vaccine trials.  The research nurse will provide nursing and research support for research studies, and be responsible for planning and delivering the administrative and clinical component of flavivirus vaccine research studies in accordance with research protocols and projected timelines.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Study Support and Coordination

  • Coordinates study activity in support of Adult Vaccine Studies.
  • May be required to coordinate single cohorts of larger trials. 
  • Will afford an opportunity to experience all facets of conduct of early phase vaccine trials, including work within FDA regulations and ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Assist study teams with the implementation of research project(s) in the following areas:
    • Research subject interactions per protocol including but not limited to recruitment, screening of medical history, subject education, conducting informed consent, clinical assessments, data collection and recording.
  • Attend training sessions for IRB updates, Human subject’s protection, HIPAA, DOT/IATA, CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens and renewals as required by sponsor or university.
  • Communicate status of research activities to study team.
  • Must be able to work independently and cooperatively as a team member.
  • Assist in the development of SOPs and update as needed.
  • Obtain, process, transport, and receive lab specimens when needed, including maintenance of specimen tracking log.
  • Assist and support other staff when necessary.
  • Contribute to QA/QC process.
  • Travel to the inpatient unit on the Bayview campus will be required.
  • Completion of other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications (Required)

Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.

  • Must have an active American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. 
  • Must maintain current licensure and certification during the duration of employment.


Preferred Qualifications

Three (3) years of related experience in adult clinical care.

  • Must be a registered nurse, licensure in the state of Maryland.
  • Phlebotomy skills required. CPR certification required.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Willing to become certified as a clinical research professional within two years of hire.
  • Fluency in spanish preferred. 

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Intermediate to advanced use of Microsoft office suite.

  • Familiarity with databases, accurate data entry, and report generation.
  • Must have concise, clear and professional communication, verbal and written, as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects weighing 50 lbs or less.
  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period.
  • Will require foot travel within the JHMI campus, particularly between the clinic on Broadway Street.



Classified Title: Research Nurse 
Working Title: Research Nurse  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $83,865 / commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a - 4:30p/ 37. 5 hrs per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001144-Ctr for Immnztn Rsch Vaccine Scis CIR 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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