Share this Job
Job Req ID:  100157

Sr. Research Data Manager

The Division of Brain Injury Outcomes (BIOS) in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a Sr. Research Data Manager.  The Sr. Research Data Manager will work as a key member of a research team with primary responsibility for oversight of collection, organization, management and reporting of research data for complex, multi-center or longitudinal studies with oversight of other JHU staff, contribute advanced analysis and programming skills, and act as primary contact for multi-center study staff in regard to data issues. The successful candidate will be expected to operate independently, with guidance provided by BIOS leadership. 

This position reports to the BIOS Faculty and leadership and will serve as a knowledgeable liaison between the BIOS leadership and the research communities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage the data management section of clinical research projects within the Division of Brain Injury Outcomes (BIOS).
  • Develop database applications.
  • Serve as a member of the BIOS Data Management Core and on the analysis team for individual projects.
  • Provide data analytic support.
  • Design, build, and manage database systems for BIOS infrastructure and provide analytic reports for quality assurance and to drive process improvement.
  • Design, build, and manage large, complex, longitudinal databases for research projects.
  • Participate with the PI and other senior level management staff in the overall planning for the research group.
  • Provide technical expertise in design and development of database applications to monitor research activities and process and maintain incoming data for research sites and subjects.
  • Assess information needs of research groups and design and implement computerized applications to meet needs.
  • Train and supervise data management, site management, and research assistant staff within each project. Oversee function of external staff in relation to data management.
  • Aid with conducting sophisticated computer programming and statistical modeling, using computing languages such as C and S+, and statistical software such as SAS and SPSS.
  • Help develop grant proposals, project reports, and manuscripts for publication, such as providing assistance in study design, sample size, and study power estimation, and data analysis plan.
  • Provide secondary IT support for the Division.
  • Design, build, and manage training courses and other content on the BIOS website.
  • Integrate with the BIOS Imaging Core team projects such as collaborations with VISTA ICH and Google to provide programming support and relational data inventory and management
  • Integrate with JHU institutional systems and processes to understand workflows and relation to BIOS processes (for example, the Single Institutional Review Board submission and review systems and processes)

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years of related experience, with background and experience in research , federal and regulatory issues, research ethics, regulatory compliance, and project management.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

*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
  • Master's Degree in related discipline preferred.
  • Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work for long periods of time without direction.
  • Ability to prioritize own work and work of others as needed.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
  • Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving abilities, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects independently and work constructively as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.




Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Manager    
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: SOM Neuro BIOS  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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:

*18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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.*


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


The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.


Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


EEO is the Law
Learn more:


Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit


Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit


The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.



School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus