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The Seattle VTU, led by Principal Investigator, Julie McElrath, is a clinical trial center focused on vaccine research for infectious diseases including HIV and Malaria. We conduct phase I, II, and III clinical trials designed to test the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other investigational products. Located on Capitol Hill, the VTU is a joint research program between the FHCRC and the University of Washington. Since 1987, the Seattle VTU has worked with local community members who are interested in participating in vaccine clinical trials and has provided infectious disease education to the local community. As a clinical trial unit, the VTU is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of local volunteers, immunization and clinical monitoring of the clinical trial participants, and manages follow-up care for trial participants.
We are looking for an hourly (estimate 12 – 18 hours/week) clinical research nurse practitioner on an as needed basis for a period of at least 1 year. The primary focus of the Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner is screening potential study participants, as well as conducting mucosal biopsy visits and procedures. The Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator as part of a clinical research team including the VTU physicians, other clinicians, and other unit personnel. The position requires the performance of responsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and guidelines.
Washington State certified ARNP, PA, or PA-C. A minimum of one year of clinical research is strongly preferred. Previous experience in clinical data collection is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills including computer skills, proficiency with MS Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint are essential.
Job Type: Part time position/hourly, flexible. Will require some early morning/evening hours.