We are seeking a Research Program Manager (RPM) who will be responsible for coordinating clinical research activities for the Johns Hopkins Neuroradiology Division. The RPM will oversee all facets of research activities, including patient recruitment and scheduling, data collection and management, specimen collection, handling and processing, compliance with IRB regulations and communicating with team members on the status of projects. The individual will act as primary liaison between principal investigator, School of Medicine, Research Administration, and other study related organizations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Works with the principal investigator (PI), or surrogate for the PI such as a research assistant, for grant and contract submissions to funding agencies.
Prepare and submit budgets and materials to support ongoing and new studies for investigator.
Maintain current subcontracts for other universities and participating centers.
Prepare annual reports to the NIH and subcontractors for multiple grants and contracts.
Coordinates with contacts at the IRB office to expedite proposals, if applicable.
Participates with the PI and other senior level management staff in the overall planning for the research team. Accept or rejects potential studies based upon staff availability and the feasibility of attaining the goals of the project.
Indirectly supervise and train research staff on protocol-specific procedures, IRB procedures, study procedures, CRMS, consenting and consent documentation.
Enter orders and send required documents in/to EPIC, enter data in CRMS.
Oversee and conduct recruitment, recruitment materials, flyers and other advertisements in physician's office, website and other venues as determined by the study team- in order to enroll eligible patients.
Will consent and enroll patients. Responsible for patient visits, collection of data, record maintenance, and regulatory documentation.
Defines information and plans required to accomplish goals of the study in coordination with PI.
Creates processes and new systems to ensure high level of operation and successful implementation of research projects.
Assists in the development of grant proposals, project reports, abstracts and manuscripts for publication, including study design, sample size, study power estimation and basic data analysis.
Assist in development and occasional presentation of scientific posters and talks at national and international meetings.
Prepares IRB applications and summary reports and submits amendments and adverse events to IRB. Ensures that staff members completing this task are properly trained.
Will collaborate with PI on design of standard operating procedures.
Maintains detailed knowledge of all assigned protocols and maintains regulatory binder for each.
Exercises independent judgment in resolving problems in carrying out research procedures.
Will work on several assigned research protocols simultaneously. Research protocols will vary in length, complexity, procedures required, number of subjects to enroll, investigator and site.
Demonstrates understanding and sensitivity to diversity. Considers cultural and linguistic differences that may impact patient and staff experiences and makes appropriate accommodations/recommendations to ensure smooth operation of the Lupus Center
Serves as a senior resource for all protocols under supervision, adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure validity.
Manages day-to-day work of staff and may delegate work as necessary.
Perform screening visit and subsequent visits per protocol requirements.
Implements interventions to enhance participant retention, as needed.
Designs and creates data collection forms, as needed.
Applies a working knowledge of principles of ethical conduct of research.
Maintains research charts; source documents and other relevant administrative information for each subject.
Monitor adherence to study protocols and time tables.
Position is responsible for the collection and accuracy of data during each patient visit.
Coordinate same-day blood shipments for cohort studies to central lab for processing.
Collaborate with faculty and staff in maintenance and tracking of a central biorepository of samples.
Attend regular meetings with PI and core collaborators.
Verifies patient eligibility for studies through patient history and medical record receipt and review, where necessary, in accordance with protocol requirements.
Prepare and submit advertisement and recruitment plan to IRB, including flyers and handouts. Prepare and implement phone-screening form.
Provide assistance, oversight and guidance of research protocols and data management and analysis to research assistant and interns.
Meets regularly with the PI and subordinates to review protocol status and work performance of the staff.
Initiate problem resolution regarding participant flow, recruitment initiatives, and staffing issues.
Maintain existing ACCESS database files and oversee development of new study-appropriate databases as needed.
Ensure appropriate and secure back-up of all study data and other relevant files.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Three to Five years related experience.
Additional education may be substituted for some experience.*
* 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.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Master's Degree preferred.
Experience in the Johns Hopkins system strongly preferred.
Experience in phlebotomy preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, ability to work independently, and strong interpersonal skills to interact professionally and congenially with collaborators and study patients are a must.
Medical terminology and an advanced knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access and Internet strongly preferred.
Intermediate knowledge of SAS or other statistical software preferred.
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, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Rad Neuroradiology 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 [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. 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.