Oregon Health & Science University

Sr. Research Associate-RN, Bone Marrow Transplant/CAR-T/Cellular Therapy

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Knight Cancer Institute, Clinical Research Management
Salary Range
Range minimum: $93,380 per year. Starting salary will be determined based on education, experience, and internal equity at the time of offer.
Options for 32-40 hour work weeks (0.8 - 1.0 FTE). Hybrid work environment with part-time telework options. Some on-site work required.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The mission of the Knight Clinical Research Management organization is to support the conduct of translational clinical research aimed at improving the lives of people and families with cancer by applying innovative strategies for cancer prevention, screening diagnosis and treatment. The support is provided through proactive, high quality and efficient study management in compliance with federal regulations and local policies and procedures. This fast-paced and highly intense research environment requires management of complex therapeutic interventional (TI) trials and clinical research studies involving a very vulnerable and sick population.


We are seeking a Research Nurse to join our Bone Marrow Transplant/CAR-T/Cellular Therapy clinical research team. This research team supports a diverse and complex research study portfolio (autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplant studies, CAR-T studies, NK cell studies, etc.) enrolling high-acuity patients across an increasing variety of hematologic and solid tumor diseases. 

Function/Duties of Position

Summary of responsibilities:

The Research Nurse is responsible for the clinical research activities for cancer clinical research studies conducted at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Research Nurse works collaboratively with other staff and provides services, as assigned by the supervisor, in furtherance of the university’s mission and goals. The primary objectives of this position are to educate, recruit, screen, monitor and document the subjects’ responses to treatment. The Research Nurse provides monitoring and clinical expertise to ensure protocol adherence and accurate data collection. In addition to direct research responsibilities, the individual is this position is responsible for mentoring OHSU or affiliate site staff members, and identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvement.


Qualities of a successful candidate:

This position requires a highly experienced nurse, capable of working both independently and collaboratively with all levels of providers and non-medical research staff, adroitly balancing patient safety and research data advancement in the most ethical manner.

Required Qualifications

Education and experience: 

  • BSN AND 9 years of clinical experience, preferably in a hematology and/or research setting (MSN will substitute 4 years of the required experience)
  • Basic Life Support certification
  • Active RN license in the state of Oregon

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies):

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
  • Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills:  both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
  • Proficiency with computers running Windows and PC applications e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent customer service skills, both on the phone and in person
  • Energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships

Preferred Qualifications

Oncology certification

Additional Details

Please be sure to submit a resume and cover letter with your application.


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All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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