Sr. Research Program Manager
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

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Sr. Research Program Manager
The Department of Neurology is seeking a Sr. Research Program Manager for the Multiple Sclerosis Center. The Sr. Research Program Manager will have primary management responsibilities for all aspects of on-going existing investigator and/or industry initiated clinical trials and research staff. This position will report to the Center's Project Administrator and will work in collaboration with multiple Physician-Investigators. The Sr. Research Program Manager will contribute to building the capacity of the center's research program by providing guidance on budget planning, the effective utilization of resources, and development and implementation of trainings for personnel to effectively carry out research activities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day research activities and staff for several research studies.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, education, training and supervision of the clinical research coordinators.
  • Work directly with the principal investigator, study coordinators, and a research fellow to execute multiple study protocols.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of study protocols as well as knowledge of the key principles of clinical trials design and practice. Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and their requirements.
  • Provide protocol training to research staff.
  • In coordination with the Project Administrator develop policies and procedures for clinical research and continuing education and research staff within the Center; implement policies and procedures; conduct and update trainings.
  • Responsible for overall effective and efficient management of program activities.
  • Actively assess workload and assignments among research staff.
  • Facilitate effective teamwork among research staff and fellows, data management, and other personnel.
  • Communicate regularly with principal investigator and collaborators to review study progress.
  • Prepares and maintains study protocols and reports for the Institutional Review Board and sponsors.
  • Adhere to all protocol and regulatory requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
  • Assist with development and ongoing maintenance of standard operating procedures and work plans.
  • Assures project management tasks are completed (i.e. prioritize, timeliness, milestones, monitoring, status).
  • Assure team productivity; develop and lead improvements in team functioning as required.
  • May serve as back-up to assist in the collection and processing of data and biospecimens
  • Monitor project budgets and allocation of project resources.
  • May be involved in reconciling study related invoices.
  • Will have supervisory responsibility for two or more members of the research team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities at once.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a team and demonstrated interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to multi-task and function independently.
    • Familiar with medical procedure and laboratory fees.
    • Ability to understand a clinical trial financial contract.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Master's Degree in related discipline.
    • Eight years related experience including significant experience in field conducting large research projects.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology required.
    • Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles required.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • PhD in related discipline.

    Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Manager
    Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME
    Starting Salary Range: Min $62,780 - Max $110,010 Annually ($86,390 budgeted; Commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus
    Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Neuro Neuroimmunology
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

    Total Rewards
    The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

    Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
    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.

    **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.

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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