Research Progam Manager

Maryland, United States
51,975 - $71,497
28 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
28 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

The Research Program Manager responsibilities include the implementation, conduct, and day-to-day oversight of multiple protocols of human flourishing and health. The Research Program Manager is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the research projects including regulatory submissions, research participant screening, data analysis, ensuring completion of patient-reported psychiatric outcomes measures and contributing to the preparation of research reports. Research Program Manager will have a great degree of independence from the PI.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage the administrative and scientific implementation of research protocols for multiple studies.
  • As part of the study team, the individual will collaborate with faculty and other collaborators, develop protocols, develop SOPs, ensure SOPs are observed, interact with human research participants, and supervise study-related activities for one or more studies.
  • Supervise staff at the local site and interact with staff at other collaborative sites.
  • Supervise other research staff and will be responsible for assistance with grant submissions, research reports, preparation and execution of regulatory compliance documents.
  • Responsible for the implementation, coordination, and management of the study protocol in collaboration with the Principal Investigator, co-investigators, and collaborators.
  • Maintain regulatory compliance per FDA, DHHS, Good Clinical Practice.
  • Develop and maintain an accurate, current, and secure computer database of study participants.
  • Develop and modify case report forms as needed. Develop and oversee maintenance of paper-based study participant files.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor study participant recruitment objectives and strategies.
  • Coordinate petty cash accounts, track payments to participants, and maintain accurate SAP ledgers.
  • Organize and maintain the regulatory binder and files related to the studies.
  • Follow federal, state and institutional laws and guidelines to access and maintain confidential paper and electronic records related to research trials.
  • Monitor patient accrual, follow up, data collection and perform quality assurance checks on data.
  • Maintain accurate information on each patient to facilitate patient encounters.
  • Communicate with clinical and study staff to promote and ensure successful recruitment for studies and medical management while in the study.
  • Communicate with the Principal Investigator, co-investigators and collaborators regarding the progress of the research and management of problems.
  • Disseminate information to research participants.

Administrative duties include but not limited to:

  • Maintaining research calendar
  • Scheduling research appointments and meeting rooms.
  • Opening, sorting and screening research-related mail.
  • Use of automated systems, such as database and production software, to access, enter, and edit patient information.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, or related discipline required.
  • Master’s degree in Public health strongly preferred.
  • Five (5) years related experience.
  • Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
  • Experience in clinical research strongly preferred.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to coordinate staff from multiple disciplines.
  • Must have interpersonal skills to effectively interact with collaborators, study subjects, and staff.
  • Ability to function independently with a high degree of self-motivation is essential.
  • Organizational and management skills are essential.
  • Observe security guidelines for computer and paper based files.
  • Familiarity with federal, state, local, and institutional guidelines regarding conduct of research studies.
  • Familiarity with neuropsychiatric conditions is necessary.

  Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements: 

  • Use of computer (variable-up to 4 hours per day).

Classified Title:  Research Program Manager
Working Title:  ​​​​​  Research Program Manager
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: $51,975 - $71,497 (commensurte with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003299-SOM Psy Behavioral Neuroscience 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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