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Clinical Research Nurse - Pediatrics

Indiana University
Marion County, IN
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Doctors, Pediatrics, Nursing, General Nursing
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Department Information

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine is a national leader in research and treatment of pediatric cancer and blood diseases. Our team of physicians and nurses care for children throughout the state, nationally and internationally.

Indiana University offers a competitive benefit package including medical, prescription and vision coverage; dental coverage, life, disability and accident insurance; retirement plans, paid time off; tuition assistance and additional benefits and programs.

Job Summary

This position focuses on the nursing aspects of clinical research which includes coordinating and implementing clinical trial evaluations and assisting the Principal Investigator in the monitoring and assessment of study-related side effects of the study medications. These clinical trials include new innovative treatments for pediatric patients diagnosed with cancer and other blood diseases.

The role includes providing education to the pediatric patient/family about the clinical trial treatment along with educating the clinical hospital staff about the ongoing research and the administration of the study medication. Ensure the clinical data is assessed and reported correctly. Coordinate and support other research staff with the collection and processing of pharmacokinetic samples as needed.

The research nurse will also evaluate and develop processes for study procedures and find solutions to problems that impede the successful conduct and completion clinical research trials. Overall monitor standard operating procedures to follow Good Clinical Practice and Research Compliance Regulations.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensure the proper informed consent process has been followed and patient meets the eligibility criteria for the clinical trial.
  • Coordinate and conduct study-related clinical procedures and interventions as needed.
  • Review and assess study related side effects/adverse events
  • Order and dispense study medications as needed.
  • Collaborate with physicians and other care givers to ensure the proper collection of clinical data and pharmacokinetic samples.
  • Monitor for protocol compliance.
  • Educate clinical/hospital staff about the research and administering the study medications
General Responsibilities:
  • Assists PI and participates in protocol development, evaluation, and review of risk assessment; evaluates study design and risk to subject population; determines staff, facility, and equipment availability; assesses study population/availability.
  • Designs recruitment strategies for each assigned study; recruits subjects according to IRB/protocol approved methodologies; consents subjects including discussion of treatment and intervention alternatives; monitors enrollment goals and modifies recruitment strategy as needed.
  • Liaisons with health-care professionals/providers to determine best recruitment practices for study; manages subject recruitment including marketing, screening procedures, and enrollment.
  • Ensures proper collection, processing, shipment of specimens, and documentation; communicates with laboratory, Principal Investigator, and sponsor regarding laboratory findings; records and documents protocol deviations; communicates with PI and sub-investigators about changes in the trial.
  • Participates in preparation and negotiation of study budget and reconciles study budget accounts.
  • Reviews, critically evaluates, and comments upon study contracts/agreements.
  • Prepares and submits Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents (i.e., Informed Consent, advertisement, protocol and protocol summary).
  • Schedules study-related meetings and training sessions and provides instruction to study team for specific study assignments; educates staff regarding scientific aspects of study and trains ancillary staff regarding clinical studies or trials; monitors study team compliance with required study procedures and GCP standards.
  • Manages research study inventory and supplies (such as medications, equipment, devices) and maintains required compliance documentation.
  • Composes and submits continuing review/amendments/close out information; schedules and prepares for monitor visits; prepares and responds to Sponsor and/or FDA audits.
  • Stays up-to-date and maintains current knowledge of regulatory affairs and/or issues; maintains a high level of expertise through familiarity of clinical literature and/or attending continuing education classes, conferences, seminars, and project team meetings.



  • Bachelor's degree in nursing and 1 year of clinical nursing experience OR
  • Associate's degree in nursing and 3 years of clinical nursing experience OR
  • High school diploma or GED with LPN and 4 years of clinical nursing experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.


  • LPN Licensed Practical Nurse Upon Hire
  • ACRP or SOCRA Clinical Research Certification Upon Hire
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities
  • Experience in a regulated environment
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Clinical Research

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

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Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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