Clinical Research Center Nurse

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2010014 BSD - CTSA

About the Unit
The University of Chicago was awarded a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to provide resources to basic, clinical, and translational scientists through new professional interactions, program and research projects, and through the elimination of barriers within research. The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) is the administrative unit for UChicago's CTSA program, and it works with more than 60 institutions across the country as part of the CTSA consortium to advance medicine in innovative ways and transform research results into improved clinical practice. The ITM operates across divisional, departmental, and professional school lines to generate new research methods, technologies, and molecular target discovery. It also works with its affiliates at Rush University Medical Center, the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and NorthShore University HealthSystem, along with strategic Chicagoland partner organizations and community members to convert biomedical research into health improvement and to raise public awareness both about the research being done and the importance of participation in clinical trials.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Reporting directly to the Clinical Research Center Manager, the Clinical Research Center (CRC) Nurse participates in a variety of clinical research projects/studies involving various study designs and procedures for participants, including multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup trials at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials, single and multi-centered trials, and observational, registry and phenotypical studies, designed, implemented, and coordinated in the CRC.


  • Participates in established and future research programs.
  • Trains, participates in trial related activity, and cares for participants enrolled into research protocols.
  • Research participants may include pediatric, adult and geriatric populations.
  • Follows GCP, professional nursing practice standards and patient-centered care principles in all interactions with research participants.
  • Evaluates all lab results for signs of toxicity or complications related to either the treatment or disease.
  • Reports adverse drug reactions to the PI.

  • Fundamental working knowledge of clinical research required.
  • Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques required.
  • Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication required.
  • Ability to read documents or instruments required.
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations required.
  • Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles required.
  • Ability to adapt to changing working situations and work assignments required.
  • Strong phlebotomy and venous access (IV) skills strongly preferred.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.
  • Advanced degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois from the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) required.

  • Certification as a Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA) or a Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP) is preferred. Applicants without this certification will be required to obtain it within six months of employment.
  • BLS and PLS certification is required.

  • At least two years of experience as a nurse in clinical research coordination/management is preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Direct contact with research participants in a clinical care setting.
  • Exposure to biological fluids and samples.
  • Exposure to infectious material.
  • Standard office environment as well.

Required documents:
  • Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/10/2018
Application Due: 10/30/2018
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