The Oncology Department is seeking a Research Program Manager, who will work in collaboration with the study Principal Investigators (PIs) and will serve as Manager for a large sponsor-funded, multi-site clinical trial in the Johns Hopkins Center for Surgical Palliative Care Research (CSPCR) that is within the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery.
The Research Program Manager will oversee all operations for the clinical trial and will serve as a resource for participating sites regarding the study protocol and trial logistics in conjunction with the Project Manager (a Research Coordinator), whom the Research Program Manager will supervise. This individual will be responsible for monitoring enrollment and retention and helping with onboarding new study team members at Johns Hopkins and at participating sites. They will also assist and/or oversee the monitoring of site budgets (estimated 4 sites) and invoicing process, monitoring of the data (along with other study team monitors), and generating reports for the Study Advisory Committee (SAC) and Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meetings.
Additionally, the Research Program Manager will be responsible for updating the clinicaltrials.gov site as appropriate, monitoring and managing the regulatory process and subcontracts, and backing up the Project Manager and statistician as needed.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Be involved in scientific discussions with collaborators, PIs, and funding organizations, and have authority to make independent decisions about trial conduct and troubleshooting.
Manage research staff members (recruitment, performance appraisal, feedback, discipline concerns, separations).
Identify recruitment problems, personalize remediation programs with site teams, and help to assure that site investigators quickly implement local solutions to keep the recruitment goal on track for trial completion. Help meet with site teams and mentor new coordinators.
Collaborate with Research Program Coordinator in the preparation and tracking of financial documents, such as activity budgets and related documents.
Maintain proficiency in policies, procedures, and best practices in research data collection and management.
Help manage data access permissions for site personnel.
Develop and modify research instruments (e.g., protocol specific source documentation) necessary for study.
Develop data management solutions using programming and analytical expertise for this multi-site clinical trial.
Help monitor the study for data quality and completeness using tables, figures, and listings to identify potential data quality issues and track their resolution with site personnel
Coordinate and present at project meetings and conference calls, including scheduling, agendas, notes, and follow up on action items.
Prepare materials for reports and manuscripts.
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Participate in other research initiatives as workload allows.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Related Master's preferred.
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.
Experience delivering effective project management solutions including significant experience in field conducting large research projects required.
Extensive experience with clinical research sciences, regulatory affairs.
Extensive experience with protocol and informed consent writing, grant writing, and manuscript preparation and production.
Prior experience managing clinical research staff required.
Master's degree or PhD in related discipline preferred.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be proactively responsible and accountable to define and confirm work, and to effectively prioritize managing multiple tasks while setting and meeting self-set and agreed upon deadlines. Proven ability to establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule.
Strong personnel management and communication skills.
Strong knowledge about issues in human subjects' research, data management and security, reproducible research practices.
Experience in creating and maintaining data collection instruments, designing and maintaining projects, and creating reports using REDCap or other electronic data capture systems.
Good interpersonal skills for communicating with colleagues across various disciplines, attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
Ability to solve problems as they arise and communicate effectively with staff, colleagues and PIs/Director.
Advanced knowledge and experience with ICH/GCP; experience working with JHU/ local regulations is a plus.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Classified Title: Research Program Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495 - $72,210 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 - 4:30 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Sur Surgical Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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 HR Business Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.