Emory University Clinical Research Nurse II in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



736000:SOM: Pathology: Admin

Job Description:


The MIPLATE study is intended as a step towards improving transfusion therapy and transfusion safety in the U.S. MIPLATE is a multi-center, controlled, randomized, non-inferiority study designed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of Mirasol-treated (pathogen reduced) apheresis Platelets versus standard apheresis Platelets in patients with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia (characterized by low platelet count in patients with compromised bone marrow due to hematologic malignancies or treatments such as chemotherapy and/or bone marrow transplant). The Transfusion Medicine group at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University is participating in the MIPLATE study as 1 of 2 pediatric-specific sites within the U.S. This clinical research nurse position would primarily function in the coordination of this study at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta under the direction of Transfusion Medicine directors.

Current practices aimed at reducing the risks for transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases (TTDs) and certain other transfusion complications require the careful recruitment and behavioral screening of volunteer blood donors, testing for evidence of blood-borne pathogens, and use of good manufacturing practice systems to avoid the collection and distribution of unacceptable blood components. Despite these efforts, however, numerous TTDs—especially emerging agents (i.e. Zika) for which donor screening is not universally available, continue to threaten blood safety. Pathogen reduction (PR) encompasses a number of processes that render most blood-borne pathogens non-infectious.


  • Coordinates implements and evaluates clinical research trials, studies and projects.

  • Provides direction in the development of research protocols.

  • Recruits and screens potential study participants, and develops and conducts patient and family education accordingly.

  • Oversees financial accounts to ensure operations remain within approved levels.

  • Performs patient evaluations, administers medications and research instruments and provides nursing support to perform specialized diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures.

  • Makes referrals to in-house or community professionals and serves as clinical resource.

  • Collects data, assists in developing data collection systems and compiles reports.

  • May provide infusion duties.

  • Assists in writing research grants, publications in medical and nursing literature, study materials, brochures and correspondence.

  • Provides direction and may supervise other Research Nurses or other support members.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.


  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia and three years of related nursing experience.

  • Must be credentialed through Emory Healthcare under the category of RN II.

Operating Unit/Division:

School Of Medicine

Job Title:

Clinical Research Nurse II

This position involves::

Involve working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322.