Center for Cancer Research

To improve the lives of cancer patients by solving important, challenging and neglected problems in cancer research and patient care.

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Research Nurse - clinical trials, patient care

Job Description:

Position is with:

We are looking for research nurses to join our clinical program to help us manage the care of patients participating in clinical trials. Duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring adherence to ethical practice in the conduct of clinical trials, research protocol compliance and good clinical practice, ensuring patient comprehension of informed consent, management of care for patients participating in clinical trials, and maintenance of essential documentation and collection of data.

We are the NCI’s internal, federally funded cancer center where world leading physician-scientists working on the cutting edge of medicine developing clinical trials of new sometimes “first-in-human” drugs and new treatment approaches. Closely knit clinical support teams are providing excellent quality of care of our patients and carrying out our clinical protocols with professionalism and compassion at the world’s largest dedicated research hospital on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  Join our unique and rewarding clinical team.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required: B.S.N./M.S.N.
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Appointment Type: Government Position
  • Work Schedule: Full-time position
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

REQUIRED SKILLS: Must have a degree from an accredited nursing program and a minimum of one (1) year oncology nursing and/or related clinical research experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in an oncology research setting, be highly organized, pleasant and energetic.

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research:

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

How to Apply:

  • CV/Resume
  • Three References
  • Cover Letter

Additional Application Information:

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to Corrine Keen at

Contact Name: Corrine Keen

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Corrine Keen,

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