Clinical Research Nurse

  • The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Dec 28, 2018
Full time Healthcare

Job Description

D.C.-based health and research nonprofit organization seeks a registered nurse (RN) with IV/Phlebotomy experience and strong organizational and communication skills to help coordinate clinical research trials. Clinical research experience and an interest in plant-based nutrition are pluses.

About the Physicians Committee

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research. Our vision is to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel, our website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog.

About the Clinical Research Team

Through a strategically planned series of clinical trials and meta-analyses, the Physicians Committee is building the foundation of research on the power of plant-based diets that is needed by policymakers who are considering nutrition recommendations. Innovative research studies prove the power of dietary interventions. In the process, they grab the attention of the press and the public and influence the policies of government agencies and health organizations, ultimately altering eating habits. The result can be a revolution in health and a dramatic drop in consumption of disease-promoting products like meat and dairy products. Our research team is skilled in conducting, publishing, and presenting nutrition studies and making their findings accessible to the public. We have conducted key research studies that have established the power of nutrition to improve diabetes, lipid disorders, weight management, chronic pain, and other conditions. Our NIH-funded research proved the power of plant-based diets for type 2 diabetes, leading to the acceptance of this approach by the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and to a series of PBS television programs that brought this method to millions of people.

We aim to increase our investment in research on plant-based diets and to use our findings to influence scientific understanding, medical practice, public policy, and public awareness.

About this Career Opportunity

The Clinical Research Nurse will help ensure that the clinical trial process runs smoothly during recruitment, assessments, and follow-up of the study participants.

Specific duties include:

  • Single blood draw or inserting IVs for timed blood draws. Centrifuging, storing, and ensuring pick up of blood specimens
  • Recruitment duties such as ad campaigns, participant phone screening, and study participant qualifying interviews 
  • Scheduling staff and participants for assessments as well as assisting in preparing necessary documents and logistics
  • Assist with class curriculum and activities during the study
  • Lead correspondence with participants during studies
  • Support the clinical research department with all administrative tasks including working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to approve study protocols and clinical data interpretation, entry and publication

This is a full-time position located at the Physicians Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line). This role requires the ability and willingness to periodically work early mornings (starting at 6 a.m.), evenings, and weekends.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a registered nurse (RN) with IV/phlebotomy experience. Additionally, we are looking for a team player who is a hard worker and has strong organizational and communication skills  in addition to excellent attention to detail. Knowledge of plant-based nutrition or clinical research principals and procedures are pluses. This role requires the ability and willingness to periodically work early mornings (starting at 6 a.m.), evenings, and weekends. If you share these qualities and are passionate about the Physicians Committee's mission to advance the field of plant-based nutrition, we'd like to hear from you.

How to Apply

In your cover letter, please tell us about your interest in our mission, your related work experience and your professional goals. Click here to apply online. We look forward to hearing from you! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Area of Focus

Nutrition and Health

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