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Job Req ID:  107956

Sr. Research Program Manager

We are seeking a Sr. Research Program Manager who is needed within the Substance Use and Infectious Disease Care Integration Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. This person, working closely with the Center Director, will provide program development and leadership over a research portfolio currently including 4 grants totaling 6 million dollars in funding. The research portfolio consists of interventional and observational studies within clinical and community settings at and around Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of multiple projects and will be expected to operate independently, with guidance from the Director. Will be responsible for budget management, project implementation, logistics planning, supervision of research staff and trainees, data management, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance. Will be responsible for monitoring research projects and onboarding new study team members. The manager should have the ability to zoom in to matters of regulatory compliance and operations and zoom out to matters of broader programmatic leadership and problem-solving. All research projects involve working closely with people who use drugs, have mental health disorders, HIV and other infectious diseases.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage research and program efforts of the Center for Substance Use and Infectious Disease Care Integration.
  • Leads the scientific implementation and daily operation of research studies and other projects.
  • Track and manage multiple projects and project-related issues simultaneously. Develop project plans, timelines, presentations, and checklists for various program activities.
  • Develops protocols and associated procedures to achieve specific research aims and project goals.
  • Develop tools, as needed, for study implementation including protocols, standardized order sheets, study reference materials, and patient questionnaires.
  • Complete and maintain professional documentation for projects and deliverables, develop SOPs as needed, and assist in the auditing and monitoring of studies.
  • Oversee the coordination of all activities of a research studies and projects to assure validity of findings. Provides direct assistance with study/project coordination when needed to cover for absent staff.
  • Manage and supervise research staff members (recruitment, performance appraisal, feedback, discipline concerns, separations) and trainees, providing timely feedback and opportunities for growth.
  • Direct hiring and/or oversight of other personnel as determined by Investigators and funding sources including additional junior managers/programmers, manual data abstractors and students in certain projects.
  • Ensure adherence to research protocols and oversee record management for research studies/ projects.
  • Oversees all study recruitment procedures consistent with IRB approved methods.
  • Identify recruitment problems, identify solutions, and help to assure that remedies are quickly implemented to keep the recruitment goal on track for research project completion.
  • Develop new budgets, monitor study financial expenditures, and manage research participant remuneration. Work with Budget Analysts to create financial reports.
  • Assist with grant development and award preparation and submissions, as needed.
  • Assist outside monitors during study audits. In addition, this individual will assist with quality assurance and regulatory procedures including communications with the IRB, FDA and DSMB.
  • Advise and assist multiple Center faculty in conceptualizing data collection needs and translating these needs into collected data.
  • Coordinate multiple elements of this clinical research program including study design, IRB interactions, data input, storage, retrieval and analysis, and interactions with investigators and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with IRB applications, manuscript preparation and analyzing data, as needed.
  • Oversee pilot grant research programs including RFA application templates, coordination of scientific advisory board review, reporting of funding ROI/research publications, research lectures.
  • Lead planning and execution of center activities including brown bag lunches, center seminars and conferences.
  • Participates in study meetings and provides updates on protocol implementation status and makes recommendations on operational issues.
  • Oversee management of the petty cash account and subject remuneration process.
  • Oversee maintenance of organized freezer storage process and specimen tracking.
  • Handles and oversees specimen processing and shipments.
  • Assists other study team members with research related activities on other projects as needed.
  • Promotes a culture of service for study participants, research staff, and collaborators.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning logically associated duties to the position.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in related discipline.
  • Minimum of eight years related experience including significant experience in field conducting large research projects.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD preferred.
  • Experience in observational study implementation and coordination.
  • Familiarity with basic medical information in order to interact effectively with all relevant clinical data systems and statistical personnel involved in the project.
  • Familiarity with Johns Hopkins clinical data structures advantageous.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required. Decision making/Trouble shooting abilities required.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Managerial experience and some statistical knowledge preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Independence in decision making and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with MS Access, MS Publisher, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, REDCap, EndNote preferred.
  • Experience with JHU developed research software such as CRMS (Clinical Research Management System) preferred.



Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Manager    
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME  
Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86.390-$110,010 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Bay Infectious Disease  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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