Research Assistant Professor/Research Nurse

Chapel Hill
Feb 25, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Department: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - 412013

Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty

Vacancy ID: FAC0002289

Position Summary: The Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at the University of North Carolina is seeking a full time Nurse Practitioner to enhance the research and clinical teams. The responsibilities of this position are a mixture of outpatient clinical functions and the daily coordination, execution, and management of a large, federally funded, multi-site clinical research study aimed to benefit children's health while adhering to ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and Federal Regulations. The candidate should be able to manage a variety of administrative duties related to clinical activities for the trial as well as duties involved in the recruitment, data collection and compilation, documentation and interventions related to the research protocol. The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and to make important decisions in a stressful environment while adhering to study protocols and data quality is imperative. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility nursing and research experience are essential. Ability to provide coverage for research study outside of business hours, as scheduled, is required.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: Must be certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) and maintain current North Carolina licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN); and must be certified as an NICHD neuro-examiner. The candidate must continuously maintain licensure by the NC Boards of Nursing and Medicine as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Qualification and Experience: Candidates must have at least 5 years of neonatal clinical and research experience with demonstrated prior knowledge of working with multi-site studies, preferably NIH funded grants. Candidate must be able to complete neuro-motor evaluations and questionnaires with subjects. In addition to those described above, essential qualifications include the ability to seek input and oversight when appropriate. The position requires the ability to rapidly adjust priorities while maintaining patient safety, adherence to study protocols and data quality. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with families, members of the healthcare team and sponsor representatives.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: T. Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email:

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