Title:  Research Nurse II

Division:  Office of Research
Schedule:  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $56,362 to $79,579
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  15921


This Research Nurse II position is within Office of Clinical Research (OCR), which provides centralized support to Investigators who conduct studies  at Baylor College of Medicine and/or affiliated hospitals. We are looking for Competent level research professional nurse who provides professional nursing skills involving patient related research efforts. Responsible for patient care in a clinical research area. Duties may include screening and enrolling subjects, starting Peripheral intravenous catheter, obtaining blood and other specimens for tests, Processing of specimen to various laboratory as applicable,  administering,  medications, recording data for research analysis, and maintaining patient records.
The candidate selected for this position may occasionally requires to work after-hours, weekends, and overnight. In addition, we are looking candidate who can travel between Baylor College of Medicine and affiliated hospitals within Houston Texas Medical Center.

Job Duties

  • Assists Clinical Research Manager with pre-study visits and feasibility assessments.  
  • Coordinates and ensures accurate protocol implementation and conduct for all assigned protocols.
  • Adheres to the scope of practices as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
  • Collects study specimens and check subjects’ vital signs.
  • Administers study medications.
  • Follows subjects’ progress and advises the Principal Investigator.
  • Maintains patient charts and medical records.
  • Ensures the clinical studies are conducted in accordance with guidelines of the FDA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Educates patients in significant aspects of study.
  • Serves as a liaison and distributes research information to faculty, research staff, principle investigator, and others as required.
  • Maintains clean and safe work environment.
  • Stocks and orders study supplies.
  • Provides training and guidance to research nurses and other research personnel and serves as a resource to staff.
  • Travels between study site locations.
  • Works flexible hours.
  • Works independently, with minimal supervision.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • Two years of relevant experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). 
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.