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Job Req ID:  78456

Sr. Research Program Manager

The Department of Epidemiology is seeking a Senior Research Program Coordinator who will support the ongoing coordination of cancer related cohort studies. and other clinical/epi research projects focused on breast and ovarian cancer. Individual will work closely with the Principal Investigator in the overall administration of all funded projects as well as support new grants submissions and ongoing projects. Must have strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills (oral and written) with demonstrated ability to work in a professional team environment. We are looking for an individual who has an interest in being involved in cancer–related studies.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with study Principal Investigator, faculty, and staff at Johns Hopkins to support planning and implementation of new projects, including the development of protocols and study material/data collection tools, creating SOP’s, and preparing and tracking IRB submissions and renewals.
  • Trouble shoot project issues; identifying and resolving data management/system and regulatory concerns; implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs); and tracking project progress.
  • Assist in the development, submission and tracking of Material Transfer Agreements (MTA), Data Use Agreements (DUA) as required by projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of existing grant reports as well as the preparation and coordination of new grant applications including literature searches, drafting budgets, preparing abstracts, tracking materials from other investigators, developing tables, formatting, etc.
  • Support data organization, cleaning and analysis and contribute to research manuscripts.
  • Serve as a liaison with various internal and external collaborators (i.e., JHBR Laboratory, Maryland Cancer Registry), administrative staff, data analysts, laboratory staff, etc.
  • Provide oversight of the day-to-day activities of the ongoing research cohorts and other research studies as well as study staff.
  • Assist the PI with tasks related to staff/student human resource activities (hiring, timesheets, performance reviews, etc.).
  • Responsible for or provides oversight for program petty cash account, participant gift cards and parking vouchers (for ongoing research studies and participant compensation).


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master's Degree or PhD in related discipline.
  • 8 years related experience including significant experience in field conducting large research projects.
  • Prior clinical/epi related research study involvement/coordination is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of good clinical practices and human subjects research guidelines.  
  • Good oral and written communication skills required.  
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*


* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.


** 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. 


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in preparing IRB, MTA and DUA submissions and study reports (writing).
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and work on multiple tasks/projects with deadlines.
  • Detail oriented and strong data collection skills.
  • Experience with REDCap and ACCESS databases and excel spreadsheets.
  • Some basic laboratory experience and biospecimen collection collection/shipping is a plus.
  • Must have or obtain HIPAA and HSR certification.


Additional Requirements:

  • Employee is required to operate computer and keyboard on a daily basis.
  • Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts, etc.
  • Occasionally will assist in pulling/retrieval of frozen biospecimen small cryoboxes from a – 80 upright freezer for shipping to labs for testing/analysis.  
  • Use of personal protective equipment as required.
  • Work hours periodically may exceed typical 9-5 hours during urgent deadlines.
  • With supervisor permission, will be able to adjust schedule to accommodate late or weekend hours.
  • Telework/in-person work flexible during COVID in agreement with supervisor.


Certificates & Licenses:

  • Have or can obtain HIPAA and HSR certification.
  • Willing to complete annual Blood Borne Pathogens Training for handling of biospecimens.


Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Manager
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $61,550 - $84,700 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Public Health 

Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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


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