University of Maryland, Baltimore Clinical Research Nurse in Baltimore, Maryland

The Center for Vaccine Development at the Institute for Global Health (IGH) ic currently seeking a Clinical Research Nurse. This position independently manages operations, plans, and carries out key elements of a clinical research project from protocol development to project close-out. The project may be for adult or pediatric populations. Responsible for timely completion of deliverables to meet the needs of the project, study sponsor, principal investigator and department administration. May be required to work weekends and/or evening/night shifts during inpatient studies.

Benefits Information

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees all aspects of a clinical trial from protocol development through closure, including key elements listed, such as interactions with study participants, ensuring informed consent and compliance with protocol; monitor subject symptoms; manage continuity of care, and overseeing quality control and data entry.

  • Manages complex research study or clinical trial data. Develops methods for collection, database storage, tracking, analysis, and interpretation of data.

  • Determines recruitment strategy, project timeline and work plan to accomplish project (or program), deliverables.

  • Consults with Principal Investigator (PI), clinical research manager, and study monitor to clarify techniques and negotiate deliverables. Apprises them of project status.

  • Manages patient care in compliance with the research study or clinical trial protocol requirements. Monitors subject condition while ensuring safety and maintaining confidentiality. Identifies patient problems and makes adjustments to care plans.

  • Administer and implement treatment procedures or drugs, monitors and studies their effects, and conducts subject medical evaluations. Responsible for performing phlebotomy tasks.

  • May coordinate grant applications, literature reviews or perform other research support activities.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Experience: Three (3) years of experience as a registered nurse including at least one (1) year of clinical research experience preferably in study coordination.

*Licensure: * Must be a currently licensed registered nurse in Maryland.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.

Other: May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, DOT Infectious and Biological Material Shipping as well as required Sponsor training (ex. NIH Information Security Awareness Training).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess knowledge of key practices in the field of clinical research as well as all relevant federal, state, local laws regulations and policies. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in meeting multiple priorities for studies in various stages of development. Maintain productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Ability to manage resources as diverse as budget, availability of examination rooms, and use of staff.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Skill in ethically communicating project risks and benefits. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job: *Exempt Staff

Organization: *School of Medicine

Title: Clinical Research Nurse

Location: null

Requisition ID: 160000PE