Research Program Manager

Maryland, United States
$51,975 - $71,497
28 May 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The Research Program Manager for the Center for Clinical Trials & Evidence Synthesis will provide general administrative and programmatic implementation for a Principal Investigator’s research in the Department of Epidemiology. This position requires an experienced detail-oriented individual to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment. The individual must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and provide supervision of research support staff. 

The Research Program Manager will provide general administrative support for a large and diverse team of researchers involved in clinical trial research will include supply ordering, processing travel, coordinating travel and meeting/conference needs, as well as other research related functions.  The selected individual will oversee administration of center-related activities, such as Seminar Series, Work in Progress talks, etc., including managing funds for invited speakers, travel, etc.  This person will manage Center and PI’s grant-related meetings, including any large group meetings or symposia. The Research Program Manager will assist with budget management, proposal submissions and annual progress reports. In addition, the individual will supervise any additional staff hired for the PI’s grant- or contract-related research, including participating in hiring.  The Research Program Manager will liaise with other JHU BSPH and JHU SOM staff as needed for joint activities and will provide other administrative support to include literature searches, manuscript submissions and managing publications.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for supervising two or more full time Research Program Assistants and/or Research Program Coordinators with hire, fire, discipline and coaching authority.
Maintain detailed working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.  Work on complex clinical trials that require a high level of knowledge, coordination, and organization.  Transmit and distribute protocol information.  Maintain electronic regulatory records for each assigned protocol.  Prepare and submit annual renewal requests and amendments, according to IRB and Sponsor requirements. 
staff training, specimen shipping, data monitoring, safety review, and other protocol-related tasks.
Communicate regularly with principal investigators and collaborators, to review data accuracy and overall study progress. 
Participate in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of clinical trials operations.  Participate in initiatives such as training and orientation of new staff, best practices work groups, and development of Standard Operating Procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Related Master's preferred
  • Five (5) years related experience. Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the 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. *

Preferred Qualifications

Related Master’s degree.

Classified Title: Research Program Manager 
Working Title: Research Program Manager  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: $51,975 - $71,497 / Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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