Research Nurse Coordinator II-Cambridge area

Company:  University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Nurse Coordinator II is responsible to carry out all delegated tasks related to complex protocols testing investigational drugs, devices, or research interventions. The Research Nurse Coordinator II is a primary resource for study protocol conduct acting as a liaison between the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, clinical partners (ex. University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care (UMMHC)), the Principal Investigator, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and sponsors to ensure good clinical practice standards (GCP) throughout the life cycle of the study. The individual will be working in the field in the Cambridge area.




Assist the Principal Investigator in feasibility and budget assessments for research studies, recommend changes and adjustments as necessary

Responsible for the protocol specific training of the study team and clinical staff

Assist in the development of research protocols, case report forms, and case report form completion guidelines

Maintain and coordinate all aspects of complex study conduct, including data and source documentation, adverse event reporting, and communications with the IRB

In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, assist in collation, writing, and editing of research results

Provide feasibility assessment of research study protocol requirements and design a recruitment plan for assigned clinical studies

Participate in Quality Assurance internal audits

Take primary responsibility for creation and maintenance of all regulatory documents, including initial IRB submission, continuing review submissions, and FDA and sponsor required regulatory documents

Screen patients according to study criteria, randomize, enroll, and consent in accordance with GCP standards

Perform nursing assessments of study participants according to protocol and consult with clinician or Principal Investigator as necessary

Schedule, perform, and/or coordinate all study procedures according to protocol requirements and sponsor conventions

Review and abstract medical record information in a consistent manner, in accordance with study protocol, institutional, and HIPAA requirements

Organize and maintain appropriate regulatory documents in accordance with sponsor and institutional standards throughout the life of the study

In collaboration with the investigational pharmacy, ensure proper adherence to randomization schema, study drug dosing and administration per protocol

Responsible for all regulatory paperwork and to report findings to the Principal Investigator, sponsor, and IRB when necessary

Review clinical system billing charges for accuracy and appropriateness

Ensure that all required study event and protocol related data is accurately and efficiently entered into the clinical trial management system

Document and record, in writing or electronically, all study events and protocol related procedures

Maintain patient/subject confidentiality and strictly adhere to all federal, state, and institutional standards for GCP

Maintain business confidentiality as it relates to sponsor, protocol and related regulatory documents

Attend meetings, conferences, seminars, and applicable training as required

Ensure that all staff adhere to policies and procedures of any clinical site where study is being performed and adhere to all institutional health, safety, and infections control regulations and requirements.

Perform other duties as required.



RN with current registration to practice nursing in Massachusetts

5-7 years of relevant nursing experience, 2 years of which must be research nurse coordinator experience

Proficiency in electronic medical records and relevant computer software

Strong oral and written communication skills, attention to detail is essential

Ability to work in a team environment to facilitate the integrity of the study and its timely completion

Maintain annual clinical partner nurse compliance standards

Ability to travel to off-site locations.

Additional Information:


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

Experience with OnCore and Epic

Phlebotomy and EKG skills

BLS Certification

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