The mission of the Jean Mayer USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts is to promote healthy aging through nutrition science to empower people seeking to enjoy long, active, and independent lives. The HNRCA is one the largest research centers in the world studying nutrition and its relationship to healthy aging and physical activity. We are one of six centers supported by the USDA. The HNRCA investigators conduct some of the world's most advanced studies on nutrition and aging making significant contributions to U.S. and international nutritional and physical activity recommendations, public policy, and clinical healthcare.
Research nurses at the HNRCA are part of The Metabolic Research Unit (MRU). The MRU is one of the six Scientific Core Units at the HNRCA directed toward facilitating and supporting the clinical aspects of data collection with human study participants for the HNRCA's research teams. Research nurses and support staff implement research protocols and continually assess and monitor study participants. In addition to nursing services, the MRU is comprised of participant recruitment and enrollment, nutrition services from our metabolic kitchen and study coordination services.
What You'll Do
The Research Nurse is a registered professional nurse who manages the clinical course of research participants throughout a study. The primary function of the research nurse is to conduct human research protocols in a carefully monitored, controlled, yet dynamic environment to achieve quality outcomes for data and research participant safety to support the HNRCA research goals. The research nurse is responsible for knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations and Good Clinical Practice, policies and procedures of the Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University Health Sciences Institutional Review Board and all other guidance documents for the conduct of human clinical trials and human research participant protection. The staff nurse utilizes the nursing process-assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation process to attain research participant safety and data integrity.
What We're Looking For
• Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
• Active Massachusetts Registered Nursing (RN) license in good standing
• IV and phlebotomy skills
• Clinical nursing experience in a hospital, clinic, or similar health care setting
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel
• Completion of Human Research Participant Protection training within 2 weeks of start date
• CPR and AED certification within 2 weeks of start date.
• Experience in clinical research and working with research participants.
• Experience working within IRB guidance and policies.
• Experience with REDCap or other research data collection databases.
• Effective communication and organization skills and good judgment are essential
Minimum $70,000.00, Midpoint $87,550.00, Maximum $105,100.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.