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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)


IHMC is currently seeking a CRNP who will Function as a key member of a diverse clinical research team, supporting a wide of array of human research projects including clinical trials. Performs history and physicals, tissue biopsies, blood draws, monitors participants, monitors medications including investigational drugs, reads ECGs at rest and during exercise, helps manage clinical research data and regulatory procedures and files, and performs other clinical research activities as assigned.

IHMC continues to develop and grow its Human Performance and Resilience portfolio of research programs and has a growing need for CRNP support. Individuals hired will work with our interdisciplinary human performance team as may interact and collaborate with members of the Robotics/Exoskeleton team and AI/Computer science personnel.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs health history, physical examination and all other protocol-required assessments of research participants
  • Performs needle biopsies, blood draws, ECGs, and other duties per research protocols
  • Orders laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies per research protocols
  • Demonstrates critical nursing judgment to maintain the integrity of the research protocol without compromising participant safety
  • Demonstrates appropriate clinical skills relating to the execution of research protocols, such as determining inclusion/ exclusion criteria
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess situations and make critical decisions affecting research procedures
  • Documents all clinical assessments and care provided, observing any changes in a participant's status and response to the protocol
  • Demonstrates the ability to practice independently within study guidelines
  • Maintains effective communication at all times
  • Educates research participants about specific aspects of a given research protocol
  • Participates actively in the informed consent process
  • Documents all assessments, findings, progress and care prescribed in the participant's chart
  • Participates in weekly research team meetings
  • Communicates study information to all staff in facilities where study is to be implemented
  • Creates source documents to record all study procedures per participant visit
  • Sets priorities based on participant care and protocol requirements
  • Communicates through verbal, nonverbal, written and computer methods effectively with all team members
  • Maintains participant rights and confidentiality
  • If applicable, enters all procedure-related information into the Electronic Data Capture (EDC)
  • Works with research coordinators to ensure participants are scheduled in compliance with study protocol
  • Completes required IRB/HIPAA training and maintains current CITI training certifications
  • Maintains all study documents in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures
  • Responsible for assisting in recruiting and retaining research participants
  • Other clinical research duties as assigned


Humans operating in high consequence environments require peak performance. Warfighters also operate in environments where extreme heat, cold, depth and altitude negatively impact physical, psychological, cognitive, and team performance. Keys to success include an effective stress response as well as quick and effective decision making in the face of extreme environmental conditions.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
  • Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licensure
  • Current provider of Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Strong computer skills (e.g., MS Office)

Required Licenses:

  • Florida Registered Nurse
  • Florida Certified Nurse Practitioner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research experience
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Supervisory experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner

To Apply:

Email to with the subject line 'CRNP - YourLastName' and include the following:

  1. Current resume in pdf format. Name your file: 'YourLastName_Resume.pdf'.
  2. Cover letter in pdf format. Name your file: 'YourLastName_CoverLetter.pdf'

**Application is considered incomplete until all items are submitted.**


Location: Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL

IHMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Company Description

The Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) pioneers technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. 

IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.

Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. Our human-centered approach often results in systems that can be regarded as cognitive, physical, or perceptual orthoses, much as eyeglasses are a kind of ocular orthoses. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of technological orthoses and prostheses requires a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some people who resist all attempts to classify them.

Current active research areas include: artificial intelligence, cognitive science, knowledge modeling and sharing, human interactions with autonomy, humanoid robotics, exoskeletons, advanced interfaces and displays, cybersecurity, communication and collaboration, linguistics and natural language processing, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, big data and machine learning, as well as other related areas.

IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society’s broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, IARPA, DOT, IDEO, Raytheon, IBM, Microsoft, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.

Opportunity Details

  • Interact and Collaborate with Human Performance, Robotics/Exoskeleton and AI/Computer Science Teams