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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Clinical Research Nurse III, Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Georgia

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This Clinical Research Nurse will independently manage significant and key aspects related to a multi-center clinical trial to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and secondary transmission impacts of Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) on multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) colonization in long term-acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and ventilator-associated skilled nursing facilities (vSNFs). This investigator-initiated trial is part of several research projects conducted by the Prevention Epicenter of Emory and Collaborating Healthcare Facilities (PEACH). PEACH is a CDC-funded program addressing healthcare-associated infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) across the healthcare delivery spectrum. PEACH includes a portfolio of research that can influence or change standard practices and fill gaps in current infection prevention guidance. Projects advance transdisciplinary research incorporating human factors engineering, microbiome therapeutics, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics. Activities will mostly occur in the largest healthcare system in metropolitan Atlanta, GA (pop. 5 million), utilize Emory Healthcare’s Clinical Data Warehouse as well as established research ties to a multi-state network of nursing homes, long-standing research collaborations with other Prevention Epicenters, Georgia Emerging Infections Program and Georgia Department of Health. As a multi-center clinical trial, some compensated travel to participating sites for training and study activities may be required.


  • Functions as an expert research nurse or coordinates a multi-center trial.

  • Provides direction in auditing and monitoring activities.

  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary researchers to establish research programs that integrate new advances in clinical trials management.

  • Develops and conducts patient and family education.

  • Provides leadership and expertise in identifying and writing research grants, publications in medical and nursing literature, study materials, brochures and correspondence.

  • Conducts ongoing training of clinical trials staff, providing updated information on internal processes and resources and external benchmarks.

  • For multi-site studies, ensures sites fully understand and comply with study protocol and provides training of site coordinators and/or supervision of site coordinators.

  • Actively participates in planning and evaluation processes to improve and advance clinical research within the organization.

  • Leads or chairs committees or task forces to address and resolve significant operational issues.

  • Along with Principal Investigator, may represent a study at Patient Safety Monitoring Board meetings at the NIH.

  • Regularly functions as a preceptor or mentor.


  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia.

  • Four years research nursing experience or four years of clinical nursing experience in a related specialty and two years of research nursing experience.

  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) preferred.

  • Must be credentialed through Emory Healthcare in RN II category.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote workstatus with notice to employee.

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Job Number 97673

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Medicine: Infectious Dis

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact.

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Hospital Midtown