Clinical Research Nurse

Indiana University
Marion County, IN
Closing date
Apr 4, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type


Department Information

The Department of Surgery is the third largest Department within Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). We are committed to the education and development of excellent surgical clinicians, incorporating the skills, knowledge and competencies essential for providing a high standard of care to residents across the state of Indiana and beyond. Faculty educators in the Department of Surgery strive to advance surgical scientists and their research and aim to instill the leadership qualities that will empower graduates to excel in all practice settings.

As a Clinical Research Nurse, you will provide dedicated support to the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (ICRME) which is a multidisciplinary research center focused on the development of novel technologies that regenerate cells and tissues affected by age, disease, damage or congenital effects, ultimately leading to wound care and healing for patients in Indiana and beyond. The center is comprised of more than 30 scientists and staff working to reduce the number of amputations in the state of Indiana and deliver critically acclaimed science.

As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and well-being for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Job Summary

  • 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 healthcare 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 plus 1 year of clinical nursing experience OR
  • Associate degree in nursing plus 3 years clinical nursing experience OR
  • High school diploma or GED with LPN plus 4 years of clinical nursing experience
  • Leadership/supervisory experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • LPN Licensed Practical Nurse upon date of hire
  • Registered Nurse with active licensure in the State of Indiana
  • ACRP or SOCRA Clinical Research Certification upon date of 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
  • Experienced phlebotomist, or willingness to be trained and perform phlebotomy upon date hire

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.

Additional Information

This position is grant funded with expected annual renewals. Renewals are contingent on the availability of grant funds.

Work Location

Muncie, Indiana

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Clinical Research

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Posting Disclaimer

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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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