Clinical Research Advanced Practice Nurse (Apn)

University Of Chicago Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago


BSD PHS - Institute for Population and Precision Health Research Managers

About the Department

The newly created Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH), located in the Biological Sciences Division, will integrate a wide spectrum of factors such as human health behaviors, environmental factors, social and economic factors, policies and genetic determinants of health, into studies focused on the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the maintenance of wellness. Leveraging and integrating the University of Chicago's considerable institutional strength in population science with research spanning diverse fields such as genetic medicine, cancer epidemiology, clinical trials, microbiome, and epigenomics, the Institute will have the common goal of improving human health outcomes. The unit is currently working on multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials to achieve this end. The administration and human resources for the IPPH is managed by the Department of Public Health Sciences. The Department of Public Health Sciences is the home in the Biological Sciences Division.

Job Summary

The Clinical Research Advanced Practice Nurse provides professional support and solves straightforward problems in health promotion and disease prevention. As part of a clinical trial with a potential duration up to two years, the Advanced Practice Nurse position may conduct physical evaluations, screen patients for health problems, ascertain disease history, administer vaccines, order, perform, and/or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays.

This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Your employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and your satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding, you will be given a minimum of one pay period's written notice (If exempt: 30 days, If non-exempt: 2 weeks), or pay in-lieu of notice.


  • Play a key role in new and ongoing clinical trials.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable UChicago and Federal Policies and procedures for research. Review protocols and informed consent forms for new and ongoing studies, identify, and communicate potential issues to the appropriate personnel.

  • Participate in the execution of study-related activities of observation and clinical research studies conducted in the medical center and in the community.

  • Maintain safety andconfidentiality of study subjects throughout the study. Maintain accurate and complete source data.

  • Evaluate adverse events and manage safety reporting activities in a timely manner.

  • Participate in nursing study related activities as required by protocol in compliance with UChicago and study sponsor SOPs and external (Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) regulatory guidelines.

  • Communicate with the Principal Investigator and other Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH) leadership to organize study-specific nursing activities.

  • Participate in quality and compliance improvement initiatives and provide feedback as appropriate.

  • Facilitate training of new and existing personnel and ensure management is apprised of trainee progress.

  • Provides study support as assigned within a defined scope, actively supports area projects/goals and completes delegated activities as assigned. Workload responsibilities are study-related and have a major impact on regulatory compliance.

  • Interprets assessments, treatments, outcomes, work and disability status, and screenings in a thorough manner. Maintains clear and concise records for individual and corporate clients to meet the requirements of the department, the company and any applicable standards or laws.

  • Analyzes test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.

  • Has a solid understanding about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.

  • Participates in counseling patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. Interprets patient's condition quickly and concisely and determine the best course of treatment. This can include ordering appropriate laboratory or imaging studies, discussing patient with the Emergency Physician and/or referring patient to consultants.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through a combination of education and training in a related job discipline.

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Current and/or eligible for State of Illinois licensure/registration required. Eligibility to be privileged and credentialed through the Medical Staff Office (MSO). - State of Illinois

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Preferred Qualifications


  • An advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing


  • Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Certification

  • Ability to obtain Illinois advanced practice nurse (APN) license by start date.

Preferred Competencies

  • The candidate must be able to present study related issues, orally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner. Problem solving involves identification of problems and proper escalation to Management. Follows scientific arguments and identifies study data and source document issues and seeks solutions with minimum guidance. Complies with proper documentation practices and utilizes sound GCP standards and regulatory guidance. Impacts subject safety, study data integrity, and product/study approval.

  • Good understanding of ICH/FDA regulations and guidelines affecting clinical research issues. Understanding of the IPPH SOPs. Clinical knowledge to apply to adverse event assessment and data collection. Computer proficient (e.g. Windows, Word, Excel).

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance. Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement. Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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Clinical Research Advanced Practice Nurse (Apn)

University Of Chicago