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The AIDS Center provides HIV primary and specialty care, sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment, HIV biomedical prevention services, Hepatitis C care, and LGBTQ care at the Center for Positive Living/ID Clinic, the Oval Center and the Inpatient Consult Service. Investigators and staff have recently responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by participating in a number of potential breakthrough clinical trials for this illness.  The AIDS Center’s new Clinical Trials Unit is a dedicated research unit to meet the burgeoning needs of the COVID-19 and HIV pandemics through therapeutic and preventive studies including vaccines, other methods of prevention, and new therapeutic agents and approaches. This unit, while under the umbrella of the AIDS Center, operates primarily at an offsite location near the Moses Campus of Montefiore Medical Center; some activities may occur on-site at the Moses Campus, at the Einstein Campus of Montefiore, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and at various locations in the tri-state New York City region.


The Clinical Trials Unit will be serving those with or at-risk for COVID-19 or HIV, aiming to provide the latest research advances to people of the Bronx and surrounding areas.  We pride ourselves on making research and clinical services available to people of diverse backgrounds including race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual preference, and socioeconomic condition.  The clients we serve know to trust us for our inclusiveness and respect.


Reporting to the AIDS Center Medical Director, the Research Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) works closely with other research RNs and other study staff in the recruitment, retention, implementation and quality improvement plan for all research-related activities at the AIDS Center.  This role will be responsible for a cohort of research volunteers and conducting the following:  outreach and education to potential study participants, the informed consent process, patient interviews and surveys per protocol-defined study visits as well as guiding health-care providers and research staff on protocol-required follow-up, adverse event assessment and reporting. This role participates as an active member in team meetings, protocol flow improvement and QI/QA as well as documents all study activities accurately and in a timely way per protocols and GCP/FDA/ICH/NIH standards.


Responsibilities include:

  • Administration of investigational product by IM/IV/SC/PO route and performs study-related activities
  • Data extraction/collection/input, working to improve study subject adherence and retention to protocol procedures and follow-up
  • Performing phlebotomy and other specimen collection per protocols, and assisting other research staff with examinations, specimen collection, specimen preparation, and shipping. 
  • Maintains professional practice standards and clinical expertise; and demonstrates leadership skills.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a Grant-funded position – employment may be terminated with expiration of funding for this position.


Education/Skills required:

·         High school diploma/ GED required; College degree preferred

·         New York State License for Practical Nurse and current registration to practice as an LPN in New York State.

·         Minimum six (6) months experience in clinical trials or other human research required

·         Basic Life Support certification


Department: Medicine Bargaining Unit: 1199 Campus: MOSES Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 3444 Kossuth Avenue, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM Req ID: 127631 


Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



To heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve.

To be a premier academic medical center that transforms health and enriches lives.

Define our philosophy of care, they shape our actions and motivate and inspire us to pursue excellence and achieve the goals we have set forth for the future. Our values include:

  • Humanity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Equity