Brown University — Research Nurse Practitioner

Job Description:

The Research Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide medical support to research studies. The primary functions of this position are to evaluate participants for research study eligibility, oversee adverse event reports, perform collection and processing of biological samples, and conduct support activities related to these duties.  The Research NP will review medical histories with research participants, perform a physical examination to determine eligibility for research participation, and administer questionnaires.  The Research NP will review health updates and adverse event reports from study participants, determine the relatedness of those events to the research, and take and recommend steps to mitigate those events. The Research NP will start and maintain peripheral IV catheters and perform blood sample collection procedures on adult participants enrolled in research studies, some of which involve administration of a drug and/or alcohol.  The Research RN will be responsible for processing biological samples, maintaining sample inventory, and preparing samples for transport/shipping.  Other research duties are to assist with study protocol implementation, perform data management tasks, and collaborate with other members of the research team.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of December 31, 2023, which may be extended based upon available funding.

Job Qualifications


  • Required: MSN or DNP from an accredited program of nursing.
  • Required: Current and unrestricted Nurse Practitioner license in the state of Rhode Island.
  • Required:  Current and unrestricted Nurse Practitioner Certification from an accredited board of nursing certification (i.e. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board [AANPCB] or American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC]).
  • Required:  Current certification as an Adult, Family, Emergency, or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.


  • Required:  Current certification in CPR.
  • Required:  At least 3 years of nursing experience.
  • Preferred: At least 3 years of direct experience with IV insertion, phlebotomy, and related procedures.  Must demonstrate competence in IV/phlebotomy checklist by end of the introductory period or position will be forfeited.
  • Preferred: Some experience with blood sample processing is preferred but not required.
  • Preferred: Some work or educational experience in a clinical research or laboratory setting is preferred but not required.
  • Preferred: Experience in administering EKGs is preferred but not required.

Job Competencies

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Flexibility, accountability, and responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks efficiently, take initiative, and maintain highly organized working conditions.
  • Ability to maintain detailed and accurate records related to research procedures.
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique and Universal Precautions.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, and volume.
  • Understanding of experimental research methodology and clinical research procedures.
  • Experience and proficiency with computer applications, including internet, word processing, and data management applications.
  • Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

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Job Posting Title:
Research Nurse Practitioner

Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies

Grade 11

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Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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