The Department of Medicine is seeking a Research Program Manager who will work under the direction of the Principal Investigators and Sr. Research Program Manager and will assist in the management and coordination of activities that support research studies and the overall work at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. JHCHE and JHUHI works to promote equity in health for at-risk populations through advancing scientific knowledge, promoting sustainable changes in practice and policy, partnering with communities, raising public awareness of health inequities, and training scholars. Center research teams use patient and broad stakeholder engagement and apply principles of community-based participatory research to refine and adapt intervention protocols and materials to the needs of participating organizations, clinic sites, and populations.
The Research Program Manager will work with faculty and staff at Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI), Morgan State University (MSU), and Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD), a community-based leadership empowerment organization. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) – a community power organization focused on leadership empowerment, pivoted and created an in-home food distribution system in which the drivers who delivered the food played a critical role. Resultantly, communities were able to shelter in place effectively and safeguard neighbors and their families from the impacts of the global pandemic. Through existing community networks, BUILD's food distribution plan evolved to include connecting individuals with COVID-19 testing, implementing contact tracing efforts and facilitating COVID-19 vaccination access.
What has emerged from these resident-led efforts to self-organize and provide for their own needs during the pandemic is a group of rising community leaders poised to organize in their neighborhoods around a variety of pressing health, economic, and social issues. The Research Program Manager will be responsible for managing a three year research project with the goal of establishing an institutional-community-based organization partnership that collaboratively explores community empowerment and its impact on health and well-being among Baltimoreans.
This role reports to Katherine Dietz, MPH, Sr. Research Program Manager and there is potential for this individual to supervise research assistants and/or research program assistants.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Works closely with study PIs and research teams in the overall planning for the study.
Creates processes and new systems to ensure high level of operation and successful implementation of the project.
Participates in scientific discussions with co-investigators and collaborators.
Makes strategic recommendations/decisions to meet project goals.
Facilitates communication between research teams, community and organizational partners, and sponsoring agencies.
Maintains knowledge of the study protocols and reporting requirements.
Follows federal, state and institutional laws and guidelines to access and maintain confidential records related to research patient health information.
Generates reports for project deliverables.
Participates in planning, analysis, and interpretation of data.
Participates in preparing data for analysis including cleaning data and quality control activities.
Performs literature reviews and prepares evidence tables and summaries for grant proposals and manuscripts.
Synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data.
Reviews the statistical output and writes summaries of the output to integrate into the final results section of each report/manuscript.
Assists investigative team in developing plan for disseminating the results of studies.
Participates in the development and submission of manuscripts by preparing a draft of Methods, Results, Tables, and Figures for main study manuscripts.
Prepares study results for presentations and professional meetings.
Drafts PowerPoint slides for faculty presentations on Center and study activities.
Works in coordination with research team to ensure accuracy, proper organization and advanced preparation of sponsored projects applications and reports.
Prepares and maintains study protocols and reports for the Institutional Review Board and sponsors.
Identifies personnel who are behind in their projects and helps when personnel are sick or on leave.
Supervises research assistants and may supervise research program assistants.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline required.
Requires a minimum of 5+ years of health research experience, research coordinating or managing experience, implementation research experience or experience implementing and managing large scale health initiatives; cardiovascular disease research experience
Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Communication, Project Management, or related discipline, and may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Valid driver's license and access to reliable vehicle.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks.
Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others.
Must have strong organizational and leadership skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Must have strong attention to detail and the ability to work with a diverse team of researchers and with diverse subject populations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience with research protocols.
Experience in database operations (i.e. REDCap) and/or experience in coordination of medical or laboratory research required.
Working knowledge of PC operations and software applications such as MS Windows, Excel, Word, and Access required.
Ability to learn new database and software applications is required.
Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols.
Knowledge of medical terminology highly desired.
Must have excellent time management skills.
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Ability to lift 25 pounds.
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.
Classified Title: Research Program Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $53,020 - $72,930 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM General Internal Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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