Job Req ID:  110944

Sr. Research Nurse

Reporting to the Principal Investigator(s), we are seeking a Sr. Research Nurse Manager. This position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of assigned clinical trials within the Genitourinary Disease Group.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Project Management


  • Anticipates research requirements for designated patient populations.
  • May collaborate in development & writing of protocols and consent forms, as appropriate.
  • Collaborates in development and preparation of regulatory documents as appropriate.
  • Applies knowledge of study design to evaluate new protocols.
  • Applies knowledge of federal & local regulations when evaluating new protocols.
  • Reviews & assesses new protocols for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility, maintaining subject safety etc.
  • Evaluates the impact on & availability of resources for assigned clinical trials.
  • Lists & clarifies concerns & questions about new protocols with PI &/or sponsor.
  • Proposes & negotiates alternatives to improve protocol implementation.


  • Collaborates in the determination of roles & responsibilities of health care team members in the implementation of assigned trials.
  • Collaborates in the design of appropriate methods for collection of data required for assigned trials.
  • Oversees & collaborates in development of study tools including data collection forms, eligibility checklists, preprinted orders, & distribution of the protocol on the Web Library and Internet (where applicable)
  • Assures receipt of protocol by pharmacy for review & input as appropriate.
  • Assures compliance with local & national regulatory standards.
  • Collaborates with study team and pharmacy to prepare drug data sheets for new trials.
  • Determines that IRB approval has been received prior to initiation of research activity.
  • Represents department at research and protocol initiation meetings.
  • Assures that all elements of a trial are in place before opening to accrual.
  • Communicates with protocol sponsors, NCI, cooperative group and coordinates plans to address issues with PI.
  • Works with CBT on beacon protocol order sets prior to start up and attends institutional PORSCHE meetings for approval of electronic order sets.

Recruitment & Enrollment

  • Ensures initial & ongoing eligibility of all subjects for assigned research studies: Same as Level I.
  • Collaborates in the development of recruitment strategies to ensure patient accrual within protocol timeframes.

Data collection/Document Maintenance

  • Ensures collection of pertinent data from internal & external sources & monitors compliance with requirements of assigned clinical trials.
  • Applies pharmacological knowledge to assist the investigator in determining adverse event causality & relationship to study drug/procedure.
  • Manages patients on clinical studies while adhering to all protocol mandates and standard of care clinical practice.
  • Assures all clinical protocol deviations are communicated with team for proper documentation and or submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects at different stages of the clinical research process.
  • Demonstrates ability to integrate new clinical trials with current research activity.
  • Works with CBT on beacon protocol order set changes with amendment that require adjustment to original order set plan.

Quality Assurance

  • Evaluates outcomes of clinical trials.
  • Monitors study team compliance with required study procedures & GCP standards.
  • Performs/monitors ongoing data analysis regarding clinical research studies, including toxicities, dose modifications, dose levels, adverse reactions, & response.
  • Assumes responsibility for specific QA activities for research teams (i.e., participates in institutional QA process)
  • Participates in sponsor/cooperative group/internal audits/monitoring.
  • Assists with development & review of institutional SOPs pertaining to performance of clinical research.
  • Maintains records of correspondence of faxes, e-mails, IRB/JCCI submissions, FDA submissions, etc.


  • Independently/collaboratively performs responsibilities of Level I.
  • Collaborate closely with study coordinator on patient updates and clinical issues to ensure prompt, accurate reporting to sponsor or other entities is handled within protocol/ regulatory guidelines.


Patient/Family Education

  • Provides initial and ongoing education to patients and families regarding pertinent clinical trial and clinical management issues.

Staff Education

  • Participates in orientation process for new Clinical Research Nurses and Clinical Associates, including mentoring and precepting.
  • Coordinates and/or presents continuing education/in-service programs for clinical team/outpatient treatment nurses and or phlebotomy staff as appropriate.
  • Attends and participates in in-service and external trainings, workshops, conferences, and other relevant programs for professional growth and development as relevant.


  • Collaborates with other members of the research team in preparing study results for presentation/publication.
  • Given opportunities, authors/coauthors manuscripts for publication in the nursing literature and/or presentation at conferences related to areas of expertise.
  • Identifies nursing research questions related to protocol populations/issues and, with assistance, collaboration, and appropriate financial support, implements nursing research within departmental priorities.
  • Takes advantage of opportunities to make presentations in local community regarding research projects, areas of expertise, etc.

Clinical Practice


  • Identifies need and incorporates information from other health care disciplines into clinical research protocol.
  • Plans long-term study patient care in relation to identified and potential problems related to assigned research protocols/patient populations.


  • Collaborates with health care team to coordinate and facilitate protocol requirements for assigned clinical trials.


  • Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care s/he has planned, administered, or delegated.
  • Evaluates patients' response to interventions outlined on study protocol; proposes alternative methods to meet individual patient needs.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care planned on a long-term basis.
  • Gives rationale for action/inaction based on scientific principles, practice experience, and internal/external regulations.
  • Evaluates patients' participation in assigned clinical trials and identifies barriers to compliance.
  • Plans, proposes and evaluates means to overcome identified barriers to protocol compliance.


  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with members of other health care disciplines in order to facilitate clinical and research outcomes.
  • Provides guidance and direction to other health care professionals (internal and external) in implementation of research protocols.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of collaborative role with other health care professionals.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Perform clinical duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides supervision and oversight of Clinical Associates as assigned.


  • Reports to Research Nurse Manager, Lead Research Nurse, and Principal Investigator(s).

Working Conditions

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, radiation, and pharmacologic agents. Safety regulations must be followed.
  • Work schedules are determined by protocol activity and may demand flexible and/or extended work hours.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline required.
  • Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two year's experience in the specialty or a related are required.
  • Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree and related master's degree may be considered in lieu of experience.



Classified Title: Sr. Research Nurse 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF  
Starting Salary Range: Min $74,400 - Max $130,400 Annually ($102,400 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 830a - 500p 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Onc Cancer Immunology/GI Clinical Re  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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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:
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