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Job Req ID:  78616

Research Program Supervisor

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is seeking a Research Program Supervisor, who works independently to complete clinical research procedures for the ICTR. The Research Program Supervisor will be working mostly in a clinical research setting directly with research participants, while adhering to the study protocol. Supervises a team of Research Program Apprentices, including responsibilities for hiring, training, coaching, and responsibilities for recommending disciplinary actions/termination (in conjunction with manager and HR). Responsible for placing apprentices on work assignments and managing billable hours. Will contribute to the development of standardized hiring and onboarding procedures for Coordinators across the School of Medicine.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises research program apprentices to include training, evaluating performance and daily work skills.
  • Screening, recruitment and enrollment of study participants.
  • Facilitating study visits and ensuring that study procedures are done in accordance with the study protocol and ethical guidelines.
  • Collaborating with internal and external research monitors to ensure that all study protocols and administrative requirements are properly documented.
  • Primary collection of study data, data entry, and database management.
  • Assisting academics with study development, including the construction of data collection instruments and promotional materials.
  • Coordinate all activities of multiple research projects to assure compliance with all oversight and funding agencies.
  • Ensure adherence to protocols and reporting requirements to all mandated agencies.
  • Oversee records management for research studies.
  • Comply with all budget requirements for research activities.
  • Serve as a resource for clinicians involved in the studies.
  • Coordinate study meetings and provide updates on protocol implementation status including recommendations on operational issues.
  • Coordinate/schedule research exam visits with participants, research staff, and the investigative team.
  • Keep meticulous records of all individuals contacted for recruitment purposes.
  • Place research study orders in Epic (electronic medical record gateway), potentially including CT and MRI scans.
  • Send out appointment reminders to study participants and prepare paperwork for the study visit.
  • Prepare materials needed for exam visit.
  • Compile and send exam results to participants.
  • Enter data into a computerized database and on paper documents.
  • Work in coordination with the clinic staff to help escort participants to different appointments within the hospital.
  • Ability to work and travel between the East Baltimore Campus (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
  • Maintain knowledge of the study protocol and reporting requirements.
  • With little supervision, responsible for daily clinic research procedures on study participants, including informed consent, questionnaires, blood pressure, ECGs, cognitive function tests, urine collection and phlebotomy among other procedures.
  • Completes all University and study-specific training and certification requirements in a timely manner.
  • Regularly coordinate and undertake quality assurance procedures.
  • General offices duties including copying, filing, answering phones, taking messages.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
  • Minimum of two years of related experience.
  • 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 the 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 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. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in phlebotomy.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be comfortable completing procedures including specimen collection (nasal, saliva, urine) and other samples from participants.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated; highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to assist elderly research participants to get on and off exam tables.
  • Walk long distances within the hospital, possibly a few times a week.
  • Stand for long periods of time when escorting participant.
  • Lift and push/pull 25 pounds.
  • Able to transport a cart with medical equipment on it.
  • Sit at desk for long periods of time a few days a week.
  • Type on a computer for long periods of time a few days a week.
  • Able to walk up one flight of stairs.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken English language.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases; safety precautions will be implemented.


Classified Title: Research Program Supervisor
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CE 
Starting Salary Range: $39,222 - $53,938 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 8:30 - 4:00 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Johns Hopkins Bayview 

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM ICTR Inst Clin Translational Resrch 
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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