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The Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit (VTU) (click here to visit their webpage) is a program within the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Led by Principal Investigator Julie McElrath, the VTU is funded to conduct phase I, II, and III clinical trials. As a clinical research site, the VTU is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of study participants, and immunization and clinical monitoring of these participants in clinical trials of investigational agents being studied for the prevention of HIV, SARS-CoV-2, and other infectious diseases.
The Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner, coordinates, and implements clinical research studies involving human subjects for the Immunology & Vaccine Development research program. The primary focus of the Clinical Research Nurse is screening, enrolling, and following study participants. The position will require willingness to work with COVID-19 and HIV prevention modalities (vaccines, immunoprophylaxis, etc.) as well as working in settings where individuals with active COVID-19 infection will be seen. This position will likely work at the unit’s remote and mobile sites, so flexibility in travel and hours will be important.
The incumbent works under the supervision of the Principal Investigator as part of a clinical research team including the VTU physicians, other clinicians, and other unit personnel. Direct supervision will be by the remote/mobile unit’s supervising clinician. The position requires the performance of responsibilities with a high level of independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and guidelines.