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Research Nurse

Company: Dovel Technologies
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are currently searching for a Research Nurse, to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and it is on-site in Bethesda MD.


  • Perform appropriate research practices associated with Human Research Subjects with experience in patient recruitment for research protocols, explaining research protocols to patients, and obtaining fully informed consent.
  • Provide routine nursing care to patients and/or donors undergoing apheresis procedures to include but not limited to hematopeietic stem cell collection and peripheral blood stem cell collection.
  • Appropriately screen and collect blood samples from patients and/or donors for safety and appropriateness of apheresis procedures.
  • Perform Complete Blood Counts (CBC) utilizing apheresis/phlebotomy procedures in accordance with Clinical Center policies, standard operating procedures and FDA/AABB regulatory guidelines.
  • Provide nursing expertise and support in performing research/therapeutic apheresis procedures, hematopoietic stem cell collections, and peripheral blood stem cell collections primarily for the COVID-19 Survivor Cohort Study.
  • Independently operate designated apheresis machines and runs quality control samples on all plasma/platelet-pheresis products.
  • Collect plasma/platelet-pheresis for component preparation; conduct complete, accurate initial and ongoing assessments of the patient/donor’s candidate's condition, identifying current health problems, and works closely with teams of Principal Investigators and Study Coordinators.
  • Serve as collaborator with the PI on the duties/responsibilities related to clinical protocol development, implementation, coordination, and management.
  • As assigned, assist with design and implement data collection procedures, required forms, and monitoring procedures related to the protocol.
  • Collaborate with physicians, clinical nursing staff, and other staff to identify ways to continually improve the integrity of data collection and analysis.
  • Develop improved techniques and procedures for problems related to specimen collection, ordering and implementation of diagnostic work-ups, protocol-driven data, and documentation.

  • A Degree from a professional nursing program approved by a State Accrediting Agency.
  • Must have an active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory in the United States.
  • Apheresis experience preferred.
  • Prior nursing experience with clinical trials in an outpatient setting and/or experience in data management and collection preferred. Ideally has knowledge of transfusion med/blood bank.
  • Experience in adult/pediatric clinical trials management, international clinical trials, and/or health communications campaigns preferred. Knowledge of biological principles and scientific methods is desired.
  • Minimum, Four (4) years nursing experience with CPR certification.
  • Experience in a clinical research setting with protocols and clinical trials.
  • Strong diagnostic and clinical skills.


We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.


The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth. 


What you’ll get…

  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals – we’ve got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Dovel Technologies, Bethesda , Research Nurse, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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