The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Clinical Research Nurse

JOB TITLE:  Clinical Research Nurse

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Trial Support Unit (CTSU)

STATUS: Casual 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: In addition to providing and coordinating clinical care, the Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) plays a central role in assuring participant safety, ongoing maintenance of informed consent, integrity of protocol implementation, accuracy of data collection, data recording and follow up.  

NATURE OF WORK:  Reporting to the Director of Operations, the CRN promotes safety and implements the study protocol, standard operating procedures and good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical trials. The CRN follows nursing standards in compliance with the College of Nurses and the Regulated Health Professionals Act. The position requires some flexibility around hours of work and travel to various sites within the city.


  • Provides effective and efficient services and support to clinical investigators
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with patients, researchers and other study personnel; liaises between study sponsors, investigators and study staff
  • Coordinates protocol procedures for various pharmaceutical and device companies
  • Participates in study set-up, study execution, enrollment and conduct of research study visits
  • Participates in Health Canada inspections and sponsor audits as required
  • Works with study participants and performs study procedures per protocol, including drug administration, phlebotomy, maintaining IV lines, infusions, collecting study questionnaires, processing lab and shipping samples and dispensing study medication as assigned
  • Attends investigator meetings, site initiation meetings, site close out visits and monitoring visits
  • Provides orientation, training and development to research staff on relevant policies, procedures, standards and regulations
  • Ensures a safe environment for subjects and clinical staff
  • Assists with monitoring of emergency supplies and safety equipment as relevant
  • Creates and maintains accurate patient source documents; ensures archiving as per Good Clinical Practice requirements
  • Prepares and submits case report forms in compliance with standard operating procedures and all regulatory requirements


Education: A degree or diploma in nursing or completion of a recognized Practical Nursing program.  Registered or eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan Nurse’s association or Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses.

Experience: Experience in conducting clinical trials is preferred.

Competencies/Skills: Proficiency with MS Office. The following University Competencies are the desired attributes which support the University of Saskatchewan’s Strategic Directions and People Values:

  • Leadership/Vision
  • Support for Progress
  • Results Orientation
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Communication
  • Relationship Building

Other competencies specific to this position include:

  • Attention to Detail (Quality)
  • Client Focus

Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Sherri Mattheis at, no later than April 24, 2017. In the email subject line please indicate the job title. 

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.