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Nurse Scientist

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio (US)
Date posted
May 9, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

req#: 232018

Location: Cleveland, OH

Facilities: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Professional Area: Nursing Non Patient Care

Department: 3026 Nursing Research-Nursing Institute

Job Code: T33021

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

As a Nurse Scientist, you will be responsible for:

 • Meeting multiple office/institute goals regarding evidence-based nursing practices, research and innovative solutions.

• Showing progression in your own research program, presenting research work nationally, and publishing your findings.

• Meeting protégée needs for research advancement (PICO, design/implement/analysis, and disseminate/translate into practice).

• Supporting grant development (for self, protégées and collaborative projects) and submission, IRB correspondence/activities, and grant management/research accounting activities.

• Acting as a research educator, coach and co-investigator.


The ideal future caregiver is someone who:

• Has a strong or escalating research and publication history.

• Enjoys mentoring, teaching, and guiding others.

• Demonstrates a strong work ethic.

• Has excellent communication, human relations, and collaboration skills.


By taking this opportunity, you will join a collaborative team that serves the entire Cleveland Clinic health system. This leadership position can be in-person or hybrid and will require travel within Northeast Ohio. At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That’s why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you’ll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you’ll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.


This is a full-time position to work 3 days a week remotely and 2 days a week in the office (or 5 days a week in office) at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio.


This position requires a research-based doctorate in nursing (PhD, DNSc) or related field (SCD, EdD, etc.) with a completed research dissertation, at least 2+ years of clinical or healthcare-related research experience beyond dissertation work, publication experience as first author, grant funding application/experience, and qualifications for a faculty appointment.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Collaborates to meet Nursing Institute and Office on research and innovation goals/strategic activity management.
  • Works collaboratively with Div. Clinical Research, OSR, IRB, Law Department, Lerner Research Institute and Research Compliance office to assure optimal activities/expectations.
  • Demonstrates leadership and professional relationships with national nursing organizations, local colleges with doctorate programs, etc.
  • Shows evidence of escalating program of research for self, including funding and provides counsel to multiple protégée/mentees.
  • Identifies and guides others in optimal evidence/best practices/systems of care related to mentoring Institutes.
  • Guides protégée with extramural funds applications.
  • Initiates and facilitates relationships with: funding agencies, nursing organizations, foundations, local colleges with masters and doctoral nursing programs, and corporations.
  • Demonstrates progression in dissemination of new research and innovation evidence by developing/guiding papers for self/mentees in high-tiered peer-review journals (minimum 2/year- 1st author and 1 as mentor) and presenting at national meetings (minimum, 2 per year) on relevant topics to hospital/ ambulatory care processes, outcomes, systems, interventions and operational efficiencies; and research involving novel interventions.
  • Ensures that self and nurses/teams being mentored follow policies and procedures related to confidentiality, research compliance and research contracts, budgeting, etc.
  • Serves as a consultant to external nurse scientists, corporations, and government agencies. Serves on Nursing Institute and non-CCF (external) committees.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Research based doctorate in nursing (PhD, DNSc) or related field (SCD, EdD,e tc) with completed research dissertation



  • State licensed Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Certifications preferred

Work Experience:


  • Demonstrated skills in human relations, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration. Escalating publication experience (research/reviews) in peer-rev journals as 1st author & invited podium presentations at local/national meetings is preferred.
  • Research experiences should be extensive- with multiple research designs/methods, and evidence of publication of findings.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Nurse Scientist I or related role.
  • Received previous extramural grant funding.   
  • Is qualified for faculty appointment with a collegiate partners.
  • Must be able to multitask, be flexible with work, be results/outcomes-driven and work collaboratively.

Physical Requirements:


  • Requires extensive sitting/dexterity to perform PC work.
  • Requires the ability to walk to other parts of CC to attend meetings and the ability to drive to Northeast Ohio Cleveland Clinic hospitals, regional medical practices/ambulatory care centers, local colleges and corporate sites; in some cases, may require carrying or pushing weight assoc. with paperwork and/or clinical devices used in the conduct of research, including early morning or late evening/many locations
  • Must have normal or corrected vision and the ability to listen attentively and verbally communicate to employees, patients and lay public who may be involved in research.
  • Sedentary Work; Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Personal Protective Equipment:


  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 

Keywords: research, doctorate in nursing

Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our caregivers and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. All new caregivers must clear a nicotine test within their 90-day new hire period. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after one year.
Cleveland Clinic Health System administers an influenza prevention program. You will be required to comply with this program, which will include obtaining an influenza vaccination on an annual basis or obtaining an approved exemption.



Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.


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Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities




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