Research Nurse (Haemostasis & Thrombosis)


The National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) is the primary paediatric research institute in Ireland. Based at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, it funds and provides infrastructure to conduct research into childhood disease and has a national and international reputation for high quality research.

The NCRC is funded by the CMRF Crumlin.

Clinical research is essential to provide an evidence base for improved medicines and treatment of sick children. The Children’s Clinical Research Unit (CCRU) was established in 2010 by the NCRC to provide infrastructure to support clinical teams in the conduct of clinical research at OLCHC and other paediatric centres. The CCRU is made up of a team of research staff with the specialist expertise required to conduct clinical trials in children and young adults.

As part of ongoing capacity building and strengthening of our paediatric research infrastructure, we are now inviting applications to a new role of a Research Nurse to provide support to the Haemostasis & Thrombosis Research Team at OLCHC.

Dynamic, flexible nurses with a strong clinical skill set and an interest in research are invited to apply. Applications from entry level candidates to advanced practitioners will be considered. Training will be provided as required for development within the role.

The Paediatric Clinical Research Nurse has a key role in the Children’s Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), working closely with the Haemostasis & Thrombosis Research Team to provide research nursing support in the day-to-day conduct of clinical trials and research studies.

Job Description:

Title:Research Nurse
Location:Haemostasis & Thrombosis Dept., Children’s Clinical Research Unit, National Children’s Research Centre, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
Hours:35 hours per week
Contract:Full-time one year fixed term

Key Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • Key point of contact between the Haemostasis & Thrombosis Research Team, CCRU and Sponsor for the coordination and monitoring of clinical study activities.
  • Assist in the delivery of a high-quality research service with clinical expertise, professional advice, support, guidance and education to the multi-disciplinary team, children and their families.
  • Play a proactive role in driving research studies from screening of potential study participants through to recruitment and follow-up.
  • Contribute to the development of informed consent and assent forms and parent and patient information sheets.
  • Provide education to families and study participants to ensure they are fully informed about the research study, before recruitment and during study conduct as required.
  • Assist with the scheduling of study specific procedures, and support and carry out assessments as required.
  • Provide support with Study Initiation Visits and monitoring visits.
  • Communicate study progress to the clinical team and attend meetings as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of study feasibility assessments, ethics and regulatory applications for clinical studies.
  • Create and maintain study files and other required documentation.
  • Assist with tracking of study related activities.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of study documentation as required, including site files, source documentation and case record forms.
  • Ensure prompt management of all study related correspondence.
  • Responsible for data collection and entry, and query resolution.
  • Reporting of Adverse Events including Serious Adverse Events to Sponsor according to study timelines.
  • Assist with the collection and management of biological samples.
  • Prepare for study closure and archiving.
  • Perform other project activities as required in order to ensure that study timelines are met.
  • Adhere to CCRU and any relevant hospital or institution policies, SOPs or guidelines at all times.
  • Complete all assigned training and facilitate the development of others.
  • Promote a safe clinical environment for patients, families and staff with due regard for Health and Safety and Clinical Risk Management issues.

All duties will be carried out in accordance with ICH-GCP guidelines and all applicable laws and regulations for the conduct of clinical research.



  • RCN / RGN Child Branch with minimum two years of postgraduate experience or RGN with paediatric experience, or equivalent.
  • The interpersonal skills required to integrate as part of a diverse research team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Readiness and ability to learn new skills as required by the position.
  • Well-developed IT skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, self-directed but also with a positive attitude to working within a team and under supervision and direction.
  • Ability to organise and manage own workload.
  • Flexible approach, committed to providing excellent family centred care.


  • Previous clinical research experience or Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (Nursing).
  • Experience in clinical trials of investigational medicinal products or medical devices.
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.
  • Training in biological specimen handling and shipment.

Applicants must have the right to work in Ireland.

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