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Job Req ID:  8651

Research Program Manager

General summary/purpose:

The Research Program Manager (RPM) will manage wholly or in part one or more research and dissemination projects relating to child and community mental health, including the Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (B-HIPP). Across projects, the individual will be responsible to creating and monitoring project timelines, developing work plans, linking to colleagues responsible for evaluation, and assisting in preparation and editing of program applications and reports. 

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
For the B-HIPP program specifically, the individual will share responsibilities for outreach and training and will be responsible for development of outreach and training materials.  He or she will also work with the evaluation lead to both design and execute evaluation activities. The RPM will be assisted by the project’s research assistant/data manager, whom the RPM will oversee.


The RPM duties, tasks, and responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the coordination and documentation of project functions.
  • Assist with development of operating protocols and work plans.
  • Work with IT to develop database system; manage database operations.
  • Monitor fiscal management and allocation of resources. 
  • Assure team productivity; develop and lead improvements in team functioning as required.
  • Supervise research assistant.
  • Assure the overall effective and efficient management of the administrative office. 
  • Establish regular communication systems between program sectors.
  • Develop and maintain community relations/relations with community PCPs.
  • Manage marketing efforts and website development and maintenance.
  • Assists PCPs with local outpatient behavioral health referrals in the community, and with early intervention, special education, and short-term residential program referrals.
  • Oversee program evaluation activities.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.  At least five (5) years related experience.

  • Experience supervising others.
  • Experience managing multiple sites or projects at once.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and function independently.
  • Good decision making and leadership qualities. 
  • Strong networking and outreach skills.
  • Effective community relations skills.
  • Very strong desire to help children with behavioral health issues.
  • Experience with state funded projects/multisite research projects preferred.


Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula


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.

Preferred qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher training in child psychology, social work, or public health preferred.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Depending on the applicant, additional responsibilities either within the B-HIPP program or as part of other projects or programs in the medical institutions, may include clinical counseling.  For these responsibilities duties would include:

  • Respond to requests for clinical information from other professionals
  • Provide clinical counseling to individuals within the scope of practice outlined by the Maryland DHMH Board of Professional Counselors (or the equivalent board appropriate to the applicant’s licensure) and under supervision as prescribed by the Board.

Qualifications for these additional responsibilities include:

  • Master’s degree or higher in counseling, social work, or psychology,
  • Licensure or eligibility for Maryland license in one of the above fields.


Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD

Starting Salary Range:   $50,956-$70,095; commensurate with experience

Employee Group: Full-Time

Schedule: M-F, 37.5 hrs/wk        

Employee Subgroup: Exempt

Department Name: Psychiatry  

Personnel area: School of Medicine



The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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