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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-28183
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org PS-Addictions HIV-AIDS Prevention Research
Posted to the Web 03/06/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule varied
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Research Nurse in the HIV Prevention Research Division is responsible for: management of patient care, collection of medical and medication history, physical assessments, completion of patient visits according to protocol specifications, administration of investigational products by various routes including IV infusions, procurement of specific laboratory specimens, conducting complex evaluations, and completion of source documentation and clinical research forms. The research nurse also takes an active role in participant adherence to treatment and study visits. Additionally, s/he is required to review all clinical and laboratory data, make assessments on severity of symptoms and diagnoses, and communicate with medical staff regarding protocol specific management of toxicities and adverse events.
This position will require the research nurse to have a flexible schedule. Research participants are seen in the clinical setting during early morning and early evening hours as well as daytime visits, and reactogenicity evaluations are done via phone call on all days of the week and year. The research nurse is also responsible for supervision of research support staff. Research assistants are non-licensed personnel assigned to work with the nurse to perform specific tasks that do not require licensure. The research nurse also acts as a mentor to nurses who have joined the unit with less research experience. This may include RN and LPN staff nurses.
Research Nurses are responsible for management of very complex evaluations. The nurse will be expected to conduct studies involving a wide variety of investigational products and various sponsors. This area of research requires dedicated attention and care to ensure patient safety and well being. The nurse is responsible for arranging and setting up appointments for procedures in other departments when necessary. The nurse is also responsible for the collection of a variety of mucosal specimens.
The typical hiring salary range for this position is $67,000 to $72,000 depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications.


The research nurse position requires an RN license without restriction or limitation and at least 2 to 3 years experience in a clinical setting or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least two years of this experience in research is preferred. Recent experience with venipuncture for phlebotomy and IV infusions. A BSN is or MSN preferred.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have an RN license or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with venipuncture for phlebotomy and IV infusions?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you possess a BSN or MSN?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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