Job Req ID:  114355

Research Progam Manager

The Department of Epidemiology is seeking a Research Program Manager (RPM) to work as an integral part of study designed to better understand the relationships between the behavioral workforce (substance use treatment, harm reduction, and other professionals) and law enforcement. This project will then build on formative data to test interventions that will equip the behavioral workforce to more effectively interface with law enforcement. Our ultimate goal is to increase the public health benefit of harm reduction and substance use treatment services, while minimizing adverse encounters between police and program staff and clients.

We seek a mission-driven individual to work with a team of three Principal Investigators (PIs) to lead the coordination of research and dissemination activities. Specifically, the Research Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management of study procedures, data management, and external relations with stakeholders. The Research Program Manager will supervise several research and outreach staff.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicating and liaising with project investigators, staff, students, community partners, and research fellows (including for example coordinating key stakeholder engagement meetings with law enforcement and addiction treatment and harm reduction providers).
  • Provide weekly updates to the PIs and other key personnel.
  • Make strategic recommendations and implement decisions to meet project milestones.
  • Assist with the coordination and prioritization of various research activities.
  • Supervising, overseeing, and training members of the research team, which may include a) professional interviewers/counselors b) staff research associates, c) assistants and d) graduate students.
  • Generate reports for presentations and professional meetings.
  • Communicate regularly with principal investigators and collaborators to review data analysis progress.
  • Establish regular communication systems between study components and field site partners.
  • Oversee program evaluation activities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline. Related Master's preferred.
  • Five years related experience, including demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
  • Assure project management tasks are completed (i.e. prioritize, timeliness, milestones, monitoring, status).
  • Assist with preparation of IRB proposals, peer-reviewed manuscripts, conference presentations, and progress reports to funding agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Occasional travel for project meetings, stakeholder engagement, and dissemination activities

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree or higher in Epidemiology or Public Health preferred (or related field).
  • Experience interfacing with criminal justice and behavioral workforce professionals.
  • Strongly preferred: Experience managing operations in community-based behavioral health organizations.



Classified Title: Research Program Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: $55,200 - $96,600 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Remote 
Department name: Epidemiology  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 



Total Rewards
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Education and Experience Equivalency
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants Completing Studies
Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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