Research Nurse/Coordinator, Twin Cities, Minnesota

Created 11/25/2020
Employer University of Minnesota
Reference 11377096
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Twin Cities
Zip 55401
Salary Competitive
The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

  • Registered Nurse licensure.
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or science related field with at least 2 years full time work experience in a hospital setting; or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years.
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed to complete time sensitive research tasks.
  • Strong EPIC or EMR skills.

  • Experience as a research coordinator in emergency or critical care setting.
  • Experience with database management or Electronic Data Capture Systems.
  • Experience with SPSS or other data management software.

About the Job

Research Nurse/Coordinator

Research Nurse 2 - 3580N2

Department of Emergency Medicine - University of MN Medical School


The research coordinator role in Emergency Medicine encompasses a wide range of skills. RN2 are expected to be able to perform as a Lead coordinator for studies that are enrolling subjects at multiple sites. This coordinator prepares IRB submissions, maintains Delegation of authority logs, consents and enroll subjects, performs patient assessments, collects and enters data and communicates regularly with Study Pl and clinical care team.

The position is responsible for being the most knowledgeable person in the department to oversee the work of colleagues who may be tasked with patient enrollments, patient follow up (blinded assessments) and ensuring that data and research visits are in compliance with the protocol

This position will serve as Lead coordinator for 3 or more studies and share responsibilities with 5 other studies (an estimate since it changes at any given time).

Duties and Responsibilities:

(75%) SERVE as LEAD coordinator on multiple NIH funded research studies conducted within our local area (UMMC, HCMC, Fairivew Southdale, Ridges) and other sites as contracted by the department:
  • Develop logistical plans for new studies and troubleshoot issues during the life of the study. Troubleshooting may include training of inpatient personnel (ED, ICU, neuro floor, clinic), research colleagues, work with lab, pharmacy and other technologies or departments involved with studies.
  • Recruit and screen subjects for acute or prevention studies in collaboration with the Pl utilizing resources from Fairview Research Administration and CTSI.
  • Meet departmental and sponsor standards/expectations for data entry, accuracy and decision making.

15% Participate in the on call coordinator pool that responds to calls for emergency enrollments for a number of NIH funded studies.

10% Share expertise in Emergency Department Nursing and critical care with colleagues that may have different work experience and expertise.

* Note: This position is advertised as full-time, but a 50% to 75% appointment would also be considered.


Depends on Qualifications and Experience

** The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

About the Department

Our department fosters collaboration by working with other leading research institutions to make groundbreaking discoveries that go on to impact the field of medicine. These discoveries have made us a destination research hub full of a diverse array of studies.

Please visit our website for more information:

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "Add Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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