Clinical Research Nurse

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


December 14, 2021


Post Date : 23-Nov-2021 Close Date : 14-Dec-2021

Title: Clinical Research Nurse

Department: Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Tenure: 1 year temporary contract with possibility for renewal

Location: RCSI Clinical Research Centre

Reporting to: Prof Curley, Head of Department of Anaesthesia, CRC Director of Nursing, CRC Director

Salary: Subject to experience in line with HSE salary scale for CNM1

Proposed Start Date: January 2022

Specifically, the duties of the post are:

  • To work to the RCSI CRC's standard operating procedures for clinical trials and academic research.
  • Be responsible for the organisation and coordination of studies, to include but not limited to: Screening and recruitment of study participants, performing study procedures, data collection, coordination of study visits and follow up and safety reporting.
  • Play an active role in driving and promoting clinical research projects in the ICU department.
  • Organise study specific research meetings.
  • Ensure effective communication and liaison with other research staff within the department and the hospital.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in delivering study training to ICU staff, including new research team members. To ensure patient confidentiality and dignity is assured and maintained at all times during a clinical trial/research project.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of clinical research governance documentation.
  • Ensure that all hospital and RCSI governance procedures and approvals have been adhered to and are in place prior to the commencement of all research projects.
  • Prepare and submit Health Product Regulatory Affairs (HPRA) applications and any subsequent amendments on behalf of the PI or the Director of the CRC.
  • Prepare and submit ethics committee applications and any subsequent amendments for assigned studies.
  • Prepare research protocols for Investigator-led clinical research projects.
  • Prepare for Internal / Sponsor / HPRA audits as required.
  • Liaise with patients & their relatives (if appropriate) to inform them on the proposed research and standard treatment options.
  • Work with the Principal Investigator and the ICU staff in the conduct of the study in line with International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and the applicable regulations.
  • To carry out other duties as appropriate to the post as may be assigned from time to time by the Principle Investigator, CRC Director or CRC Director of Nursing.
  • Qualifications

  • Must be registered with an appropriate division of The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  • Have successfully completed degree level or above, nursing education.
  • Application Process

    Please apply online no later than 5pm on the closing date with your CV and Covering Letter.

    Informal Enquiries can be directed to Prof Ger Curley (

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