New York Blood Center

Research Nurse - HIV / Infectious Diseases

US-NY-New York
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.


In this role, you will be responsible for multiple research protocols including HIV vaccine studies and other prevention protocols. You will also perform aspects of the study protocol process and procedures.


Responsibilities include:

  • Performing all aspects of research protocols including informed consent, physical exams, medical history, phlebotomy, peripheral intravenous catheter placement, and administration of study protocols including but not limited to intramuscular and subcutaneous injections while adhering to study protocol and Good Clinical Practices (GCP).
  • Determining the eligibility of screened study participants through physical exam, medical history, laboratory results and other research procedures. Assessing and managing reactions to study products and adverse events utilizing clinical judgment and experience while following proper adverse event and safety reporting requirements under supervision from the study physician/Principal Investigator.
  • Counseling research participants about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, and conducting testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Conducting structured interviews with research study participants on medical and behavioral issues.
  • Performing phlebotomy, inserting peripheral intravenous catheters, and collecting other specimens.
  • Serving as a resource for non-clinical staff.
  • Maintaining records and completing study-related case report forms and sourcing documentation per protocol requirements.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of study participants and adhering to principles of Human Subjects Protection (HSP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP).
  • Participating in quality assurance activities in collaboration with the site’s Data Management staff and the network’s Statistical and Data Management Center.
  • Adhering to study protocols, and other appropriate regulations, procedures and policies.


Education:  The ideal candidate will be a NYS Licensed RN and will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Knowledge of infectious diseases tested and other medical issues is required.


Experience: Prior experience with phlebotomy and peripheral intravenous catheter placement for infusions is preferred. 


Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. HIV/AIDS and infectious disease clinical and or/research experience is preferred. Strong clinical and decision making skills are essential


Location: This position will be based out of New York City.




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