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Job Req ID:  107156

Research Nurse

The Neurology Department is seeking a Research Nurse who will participate in studies of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and related disorders. This role will assist the principal investigators in the implementation of novel high-profile clinical trials for new methods to treat and to follow MS patients and related disorders. The successful applicant will be passionate about patient well-being, and improving the long-term trajectory for those patients through research and clinical care.

While the Research Nurse will work with a multidisciplinary team including physicians, research nurses, and research coordinators, applicants must be able to work and make decisions independently, and have good time management skills in order to work on several projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines. Also, excellent organizational skills and data management are required, as well as flexibility and a willingness to help out members of the collaborative team, when such an occasion arises.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Research Responsibilities Include

  • Screen potential participants for participation in trials and recruitment for studies through patient registries and relevant clinics
  • Ensure the informed consent process for studies, and coordinate participant enrollment and follow-up visits related to each respective study.
  • Help with the collection of study data and biospecimens, entering data into study database, as well as documenting and reporting adverse events.
  • Assist with the management of protocol related health problems, and maintain communication with members of the research team in a confidential manner and in accordance with good clinical practice.
  • Maintaining research related documents and correspondence in a confidential manner, including informed consent forms and research data. Resolving queries and reviewing monitoring reports to identify and correct errors.
  • Reporting protocol deviations and adverse events in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining study inventory according to regulatory standards. Reviewing with PIs research accounts status.
  • Working with Compliance committees and Institutional Review Boards. Interacting with research subjects by email, phone, and in-person in a professional manner.
  • Meeting with the research team on a regular basis, and participating in troubleshooting and resolving issues for research studies.

General Responsibilities Include

  • Assume responsibility for own professional development and remain current in clinical practice by attending relevant continuing education events or programs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all JHH, JHU, and clinic policies and procedures related to clinical operations, and assume responsibility for appropriate application, and compliance.
  • Complete clinical nursing educational activities to grow/strengthen specialization in MS nursing.
  • Coordinates day-to day-tasks related to designing, implementing and/or completing clinical research projects.
  • Ensures the implementation of research protocols as well as ongoing administrative processes related to these studies; screen and enroll patients, and provide continued monitoring of these studies ensuring that all protocols are followed and status reporting, billing, and other regulatory components are performed correctly.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
  • Successful completion of the JHH credentialing process is required prior to start date.

* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related discipline preferred.
  • Two years of clinical or research nursing experience in neurologic diseases is desired; MS experience, highly desired, but not necessary.
  • Prior experience in study coordination is preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software and EPIC electronic medical record system preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work well with families and patients/research subjects.
  • Documentation of completion of HIPAA and research subject protection education required.


Classified Title: Research Nurse 
Working Title: Research Nurse   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME  
Starting Salary Range: $62,780 - $86,390 annually (commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus  
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Neuro Neuroimmunology  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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:


JHU Equivalency Formula: 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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.


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