12 days old

Nurse Researcher

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Nurse Researcher
Requisition Number RE27254
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 45
Salary Range $21.52-35.51/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

Licensed Nurse

Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require you to: communicate and build working relationships with staff, faculty and individuals from diverse backgrounds; abide by University guidelines; maintain confidentiality; prioritize and manage work effectively; provide exceptional customer service and positively represent the university; ensure work is detailed, accurate and completed in a timely manner; lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50lbs; stand or walk with objects up to 25lbs; and possible exposure to cuts/punctures, bloodborne/airborne pathogens, and/or challenging individuals.
Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods.
Repetitive motion.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 4:30.

Job Summary

The Center on Drug and Alcohol Research is seeking a Nurse Researcher to provide medical support under M.D. and Ph.D. supervision for human investigational drug studies.

Tasks include medication administration by routes including intravenous, insertion of IV covers, drawing and processing of blood samples, physicals, ECG and vital sign monitoring.

Monitor volunteers while running protocols with research staff. Provide prompt and effective interaction with investigational staff, medical personnel, outside agencies and anyone associated with protocols.

In cooperation with research assistants, post-doctoral fellows and faculty members, run investigational drug research protocols. Collect physiological and behavioral data on Macintosh computers.

Data collection includes collection of urine samples, monitoring physiological measures, administration of self-reports and independent observation of volunteer’s condition.

Assist with volunteer recruitment including phone and in-person screening.
Assist with scheduling, inventory and ordering of laboratory equipment and materials. Record keeping of patient records and data collected.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate must be customer service oriented and have effective time management, planning and organizational, attention to detail, observation, decision making and analytical skills. Good communication skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

ACLS certified preferred.
Phlebotomy skills, Intensive Cardiac Care (CCU) or Intensive Care (ICU) experience preferred.
Clinical trial experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply 04/14/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-02

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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