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Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator – Oncology

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Summary

The Research Nurse Coordinator will report to the Clinical Trials Office at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (www.mmcri.org/cto). The selected candidate will work in a busy oncology clinical trial office.

The Research Nurse Coordinator will oversee all facets of the research study from understanding the study protocols to confirming patient eligibility, obtaining consents, and ensuring patients complete each step of the study. Key to success will be the ability to work independently and also collaboratively by partnering with the Investigators, Program Managers, Clinic staff, and relevant MMC Departments.

The candidate we’re seeking has a current Maine RN license and preferably a minimum of 2 years’ clinical research experience. Equally important is a strong understanding of good clinical practices (GCPs) and human subject protection (HSP) principles. Strong communication skills and the ability to manage complex projects are required.

Position Summary

The Research Nurse Coordinator position involves many aspects of research coordination.  This includes collaboration with the Principle Investigator, Program Coordinator, Study Center, and relevant MMC Departments.  The primary responsibilities include study coordination and acting as a hospital educator/resource person for studies.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine.
  • Education: See “License/Certifications”
  • Experience: N/A
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families and other healthcare providers. Ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines and departments.
  • Knowledge of current research related policies and procedures as well as appropriate process for initiating revisions.
  • Thorough knowledge of theory, practice, principles, processes and issues of nursing usually acquired through 2-3 years of clinical experience.
  • Analytical ability necessary to keep records, maintain inventory levels and perform data entry.
  • Ability to manage complex projects through all phases of development, implementation, and follow-up.

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator – Per Diem

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Summary

We are seeking registered nurses who have schedule flexibility to fill this per diem opening on our MMCRI team. This position offers day-shift schedules that will fluctuate between full time, part time or per diem hours as the department needs change. This position has the potential to become a full time or part time position in the future. An active RN license is required and prior experience working on clinical trials is preferred

Position Summary

The Research Nurse Coordinator position involves many aspects of research coordination.  This includes collaboration with the Principle Investigator, Program Coordinator, Study Center, and relevant MMC Departments.  The primary responsibilities include study coordination and acting as a hospital educator/resource person for studies.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Education: N/A
  • License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine.
  • Experience: Thorough Knowledge of theory, practice, principles, processes and issues of nursing usually acquired through 2 3 years of clinical experience.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families and other healthcare providers. Ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines and departments.
  • Knowledge of current research related policies and procedures as well as appropriate process for initiating revisions.
  • Analytical ability necessary to keep records, maintain inventory levels and perform data entry.
  • Ability to manage complex projects through all phases of development, implementation, and follow up.

Lab Animal Tech II

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Position Summary

Under general supervision, participates in the day to day operation of the MMCRI Animal Facility. This position helps to ensure proper care and humane treatment of animals during their use in research. This is a swing position, with both cage maintenance and husbandry responsibilities, depending on the Animal Facility volume and needs.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  1. Education: Associate’s Degree in an Animal Science program preferred. High school diploma or GED preferred.
  2. License/Certifications: N/A
  3. Experience: N/A
  4. Ability to follow written and oral instructions and maintain accurate, legible records.
  5. Ability to use basic laboratory instruments and animal facility equipment.
  6. Interpersonal skills necessary to maintain effective communications.
  7. Ability to maintain attention to detail and accuracy despite frequent interruptions.
  8. Ability to be exposed to fur bearing animals without adverse effects.
  9. Ability to use computers and pertinent software.

Research Assistant –  Myocardial Biology & Heart Failure Lab

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Position Summary

Conducts a variety of laboratory procedures under the general supervision of the principal investigator or the PI’s designee. Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. Must be able to recognize problems or deviations in experimental conditions and notify appropriate personnel. Masters routine techniques and procedures relevant to overall goals of the lab. Position availability is directly related to grant funding.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  2. License/Certifications: N/A
  3. Experience: 2 + years of relevant experience.
  4. Demonstrated ability above that of a Research Assistant II.
  5. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work effectively.
  6. Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.

Research Fellow – Hernandez Lab

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Position Summary

Conducts a variety of complex laboratory procedures and is able to conduct independent research in consultation with the principal investigator.  The research fellow has a sufficient level of experience, expertise and independence to conduct a defined research project, including project inception and design, implementation, and completion, with reporting of results in a peer reviewed forum consisting of oral and written presentation.

The successful candidate will work in the laboratory of Arturo Hernandez at Maine Medical Center Research Institute. Research projects will involve the use of transgenic mouse and cell culture models to delineate the pathophysiological consequences and underlying mechanisms by which developmental overexposure to thyroid hormones leads to disease in later life, and also in non-exposed subsequent generations via epigenetic mechanisms. The laboratory focuses on endpoints relevant to complex endocrine, developmental and neurobehavioral conditions in humans including autism, schizophrenia, depression, congenital defects, obesity and infertility.  The candidate is expected to be a motivated individual that has recently completed or is close to complete his/her Ph.D. The candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and genetics.  Experience in one or more of the following fields, including endocrinology, neuroscience, epigenetics, developmental biology, thyroid hormone physiology and/or bioinformatics, will be valued.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • A doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD)
  • The ability to comply with research regulations, standards, and policies, and established skills in good laboratory practice, data collection and analysis.
  • Communication skills that are sufficiently developed that the individual at this level will be able to present research results orally and in written form.

Essential Functions

Job Knowledge
Conducts complex laboratory procedures and analyses using a variety of manual techniques and laboratory instrumentation.
Collects data and is competent in data storage, analysis, statistical analysis, and data visualization.

Collaboration
Collaborates with the PI and other institute investigators as part of the overall responsibility for project inception and completion.
Promotes a culture of equity and inclusion

Education and Development
Participates in the training of undergraduates, summer students, graduate students and institute personnel at all levels in the research associates area of expertise, including advanced training on use of institute instrumentation cores where applicable.
Stays current in literature relevant to area of research interest and expertise. May present research results at institutional meetings and at local, regional, or national conferences.

Data Management/Reporting
May provide substantial input, both data and its interpretation, in the preparation of both manuscripts and grants.
Interprets and presents research results in manuscript form where the research fellow has been the principal participant in a research project.

Other
Will be proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual safety issues.

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