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Research Nurse

Research Nurse at OpenBiome

OpenBiome is the world's first stool bank — a nonprofit organization that is expanding safe access to Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) and driving groundbreaking clinical research on the human microbiome.

Since launching in 2013 out of MIT, our stool banking service has redefined the standard of care for an emerging field of medicine. When we began, only a handful of clinicians offered FMT, a treatment that has an 85% cure rate for C. difficile, the most common hospital-acquired infection in the country. Today we support FMT programs at over 1,000 medical centers across all 50 states. OpenBiome has delivered more than 50,000 treatments for recurrent C. difficile infection, radically improving the lives of thousands of patients that lack treatment alternatives.

OpenBiome has also emerged as a leading independent research organization.  We have developed a pill formulation for FMT, published more than 20 scholarly works and enabled the launch of 30+ clinical trials in indications spanning autoimmune disease, infectious disease, malnutrition, metabolic disease, and obesity, and neuropsychiatric disease, to identify opportunities for microbiome-based health interventions. The research that we enable is at the vanguard of understanding how the microbes in our bodies shape major public health challenges.

Position Summary: The Research Nurse is responsible for a wide variety of clinical and clerical duties to support the Stool Donation program at OpenBiome.

Position Responsibilities / Duties:

The Research RN will work under the general supervision of the Supervising Clinician. He/She is responsible for following OpenBiome’s Standard Operating Procedures to ensure the safety of stool donations. He/She will work collaboratively with donor operations staff and other departments to ensure strict adherence to standard operating procedures and maintain constant communication with clinical staff. He/she will appropriately escalate any clinical issues or concerns to the supervising clinician. This position requires a high level of attention to detail, strong communication skills, superior level of clinical knowledge while being able to multitask and provide excellent client service.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinically screen qualified stool donors
  • Maintain and manage health information on a set of stool donors
  • Properly adhere to Good Clinical Practices, Good Documentation Practices, and relevant standard Operating Procedures
  • Educate donors on donor protocols and risks and perform the informed consent process
  • Conduct regular in-person visits or telephone follow-ups e.g. interviewing donors, taking vital signs and health histories, sick visits, etc.
  • Conduct regular donor trainings as needed
  • Educate donors on healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Organize and maintain donor documentation
  • Escalate appropriate clinical issues to the company medical team
  • Work with the medical team to make clinical decisions regarding donors as required
  • Collaborate with medical and operational staff to translate the latest research into screening practices to ensure continuous and world-class product safety
  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify gaps and process improvements in the donor program

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States


OpenBiome is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.