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Career Opportunities

At NRC Research Institute, we strive to obtain quality clinical research data in order to advance safe and effective therapeutics to the marketplace. 

If you enjoy new challenges, have a drive for success, and are passionate about clinical research, we welcome

you to submit an application for the available positions listed below!

Open Positions

Medical Assistant for Clinical Trials - Orange, CA



Health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), and other benefits are available for eligible full-time

Position Type:

Onsite, Full-Time. Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.


We are looking for one candidate that is able to start ASAP!

NRC Research Institute has been conducting clinical trials for the world’s pharmaceutical firms since 2004. We specialize in pharmaceutical clinical trials involving CNS (Central Nervous System) disorders such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, ADHD, Autism, and more. We are looking for an energetic Medical Research Assistant to join our team.


Job Description: Pharmaceutical research clinic is seeking the services of a Medical Research Assistant. The Medical Research Assistant is expected to complete the following tasks, including, but not limited to:
(1) Assist Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) with preparing for and conducting visit
assessments, as needed
(2) Obtain clinical assessments (e.g. vitals signs, ECGs, height, weight, etc)
(3) Perform phlebotomy and other bodily fluid sample collection for onsite lab testing
(5) Collect, organize, process, package, and ship laboratory specimens for testing and
analysis, per central laboratory and IATA guidelines
(6) Study medication administration (oral, IM, SQ, etc), if qualified
(7) Assist with patient screening intakes
(8) Perform clinical data entry as requested
(8) Assist with reception, including greeting patients and guests, answering phones, etc.
(9) Maintain a clean work environment and practice proper lab, exam, and safety procedures


- Valid Medical Assistant certificate and/or Phlebotomy license (CPT-1 or higher preferred)
- Experience in conducting ECG and vital signs
- Minimum of
3 months phlebotomy experience
- Able to draw various populations, from 5 yrs old and up
- MUST be skilled with collecting samples from difficult draws, hand draws, etc.
- Comfortable working with a psychiatric population
- Strong organizational skills
- Adept with computers, MS Office skills (Excel, Word)
- Experience working in clinical trials is preferred
A basic phlebotomy and/or clinical skills test will be conducted during interview.


Per Diem CRU Nurse (RNs & LVNs) - Santa Ana, CA


LVN: $25/hr,

RN: $30/hr

Position Type:


NRC Research Institute is seeking per diem RN and LVN candidates for overnight clinical research unit (CRU).

CRU staff are expected to:
(1) Monitor human research subject(s) and communicate clinical observations and results to physician and clinical team. 
(2) Administer investigational drug and other concomitant medications to subject(s)
(3) Assist with meal and other daily allowance distribution
(4) Perform admission and discharge procedures, as needed
(5) Accompany/escort subject(s) for offsite visits/walks, if applicable


The candidate must possess the following qualifications:
(1) Must possess a valid nursing license
(2) Must be BCLS certified; ACLS preferred 
(3) Must be comfortable in working with a psychiatric population.
(4) Available per diem for evening shifts, 12 hour (Shifts: 7pm -7am, daily)
(5) Experience in clinical research is a plus
(6) Evidence of GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and HRP (Human Research Protections) training certification is required but may be completed upon hire, if needed

[*Training stipend provided*]

This job opportunity is great for anyone looking for extra income in addition to their current work schedule, as availability of shifts may vary.

Assistant Recruitment Coordinator - Orange, CA




Health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k), and other benefits are available for eligible full-time employees.


Position Type:

Full-time, 40hrs/week.  Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

Schedule flexibility is also required for occasional community event programs which may fall on weekends.

*This is a hybrid position: WFH with recurring in-person meetings 2x/mo in office.

*When applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume.

We are seeking a motivated Assistant Recruitment Coordinator to join our research team. 

The individual in this entry-level position is responsible for performing patient recruitment mainly over the phone. The Assistant Recruitment Coordinator will identify eligible research subjects for active clinical trials to ensure sponsor and trial timelines are met. Room for growth.

Job Duties:

  • Ability to professionally conduct patient interviews and medical history intakes mainly over the phone

  • Comfortable leaving voicemails or being on the phone for extended amounts of time to pre-screen and register interested participants into site database

  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of medical terminology, medical conditions/diagnoses and related therapies to appropriately recruit eligible patients

  • Meet key performance metrics and other quality assurance requirements

  • Demonstrate understanding of clinical trials and enrollment procedures within GCP (Good Clinical Practice) guidelines. Training on the job.

  • Comprehend and transition between numerous clinical trials at any given time

  • Act as the liaison between clinicians and study coordinators to increase enrollment activities

  • Understand the key factors that draw patients to clinical trials to assist in developing successful recruitment and retention strategies

  • Assist in strategizing and problem-solving to overcome enrollment obstacles

  • Additionally, there will be various administrative duties including, but not limited too, data entry, making copies, filing, and scanning documents.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Minimum of one (1) year of recruiting or marketing experience preferred

  • Phone experience preferred

  • Must possess a professional and friendly attitude and be able to quickly develop a rapport with potential patients mainly over the phone

  • Possess excellent communication skills with the ability to provide a high volume of service, along with a high quality of work.

  • Hard-working team player

  • Ability to multi-task and have a strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to learn and navigate new software quickly and be adept with computers

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