Job Req ID:  98937

Research Nurse

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 vaccine and challenge studies in accordance with research protocols and projected timelines.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Coordinate study activity in support of Adult Vaccine and Challenge Studies.
  •  Will be afforded 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, obtaining medical history, subject education, conducting informed consent, clinical assessments, data collection and recording.
  • Administering ordered medication as per protocol.
  • Specimen collection (nasal, saliva, urine, blood) and other samples as per study requirement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Phlebotomy skills.
  • CPR certification.
  • Able to work independently and cooperatively as a team member.
  • Intermediate to advanced use of Microsoft office suite.
  • Familiarity with databases, accurate data entry, and report generation is desired.
  • Must have concise, clear and professional communication, verbal and written, as well as interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Individual must be a Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing or related discipline. 
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Clinical research or relevant clinical nursing experience.


Classified Title: Research Nurse   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME  
Starting Salary Range: $62,780 - $86,390 (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call  
Schedule: various 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctr for Immnztn Rsch Vaccine Scis CIR 
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


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


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit


The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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