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Research Nurse

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 18, 2024

Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The starting salary for the position is $60,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and sick leave; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at ( ).

SMPH Academic Staff Benefits flyer: ( )

Job Summary:

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health conducts federally funded NIH or industry sponsored clinical research involving drugs, devices, biologic agents, imaging and breakthrough technologies to improve patient care and outcomes. This position involves coordinating these clinical trials within the division, providing nursing care for research participants and managing the research protocols in collaboration with clinical research coordinators and physician investigators. Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday with very rare time on weekends, evenings or holidays.

Find more information on Research within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine here:

Responsibilities: Assists in research logistic management, screens study participants, and provides participant information and clinical care according to established research plans to ensure accuracy of research.
  • 5% Secures and schedules logistics for clinical research projects according to the research plan
  • 20% Assists in the recruitment and screening of subjects for clinical studies by conducting physical health assessments
  • 10% Provides professional nursing care to patients according to established protocols
  • 5% Provides appropriate treatment plan direction and information to study participants
  • 10% Serves as main point of contact and liaison to project participants, investigators, research sponsors, and the research team delivering study information in accordance with established research project standards and protocols
  • 20% Collects, verifies, and enters data into database and analyzes clinical information data
  • 5% Serves a primary point of contact for emergent study participant situations related to adverse effects or complications of the study
  • 5% May provide expertise, training, and guidance to the community, peers, and/or students
  • 10% Initiate and maintain clinical research regulatory compliance for assigned protocols including but not limited to the IRB approval and regulatory documents per FDA, HHS and GCP guidelines
  • 5% Prepare research participant information/consent/authorization
  • 5% Assist with development of a comprehensive budget for each clinical research protocol
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Bachelor's Degree
Preferred focus in Nursing or other closely related field. Candidates with an Associate's Degree in Nursing are welcome to apply.


-Previous nursing experience required
-Experience in cardiovascular nursing or emergency/urgent care nursing is preferred
-Experience in clinical trials, knowledge of good clinical practice, understanding of federal research regulations is preferred


BCLS - Basic Life Support

RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/Or Compact State Licensure

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial caregiver check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and every four years.

University sponsorship is not available for this position, including transfers of sponsorship. The selected applicant will be responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of an employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. This position is an ongoing position that will require continuous work eligibility. UW-Madison is not an E-Verify employer, and therefore, is not eligible to employ F1 STEM OPT Extension participants. If you are selected for this position you must provide proof of work authorization and eligibility to work.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications and experience. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Karen Olson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Research Nurse(HS042)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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