Johns Hopkins University Research Program Manager in Baltimore, Maryland

General summary/purpose:

The Research Program Manager will develop work plans to achieve assigned project goals and organize activities with collaborative sites in support of project goals. This includes training and managing collaborative site personnel and other trial site personnel regarding fidelity of protocols and data collection for the specific assigned process metrics used in the trial under management.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

The Research Program Manager will work with site investigators to help them meet targets and milestones (ensure timely and accurate submission to IRBs, sponsors and master agreements) and coordinate with the Project Director on site remediation, public outreach, public presentations, and web site development and content.

The Research Program Manager will execute project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on-time and within the budget, adhere to high quality standards, and benefit the investigative teams by ensuring smooth implementation of new trials from conception through study activation.

The Research Program Manager will be responsible for assembling project plans, team and work assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality review, and escalating functional, quality and timeline issues appropriately. The Research Program Manager will also be responsible for managing investigator relationships.

The Research Program Manager will be responsible for tracking proposals and other documentation through signature/approval processes then through collaboration with Contracts personnel and IRB Navigators.

The Research Program Manager will serve a critical role as liaison and facilitate meetings between project stakeholders and leadership and complete and maintain professional documentation for projects and deliverables, develop SOPs as needed, and assist in the auditing and monitoring of studies.

The Research Program Manager will use professional judgment in handling information and be sensitive to project team, individual and all levels of organizational concerns; make use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modeling and fact-based management to drive decision making; and help investigators develop new insights and understanding of performance-based data.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor degree required.

Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in delivering effective project management solutions.

Project/system process lifecycle experience, including 2+ years of direct project management.

Excellent leadership skills with ability to negotiate and work collaboratively; service-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills; knowledge of formal project management methodologies; experience in a higher education environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to operate independently, with guidance provided by BIOS leadership. The candidate will have background and experience in research protection, federal and regulatory issues, research ethics, pharma law, pharmacovigilance, regulatory compliance, use of centralized IRBs and master agreements, and project management at the task level.

This position requires a high degree of independent action and adherence to strict timelines. Building and maintaining strong, trusting relationships is critical. The successful candidate will have experience presenting to investigative teams, end-users (faculty and staff), and subject-matter experts and must possess excellent negotiation, facilitation, consensus-building, and diplomacy skills and exhibit a strong helpline orientation. The successful candidate will be expected to stay current with a constantly changing clinical research technology and embrace the adoption of innovations to modernize, disseminate, renovate and remodel. This individual will serve as a knowledgeable liaison between the BIOS leadership and the research communities.

Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis. Ability to work for long periods of time without direction. Ability to prioritize own work and work of others as needed. Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines. Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving abilities, and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects independently and work constructively as part of a team. Will oversee and coordinate the work of teams in other institutions. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

Classified title: Research Program Manager

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD

Starting Salary Range: $50,956-$70,095

Employee group: Full-Time

Employee subgroup: Exempt

Schedule: 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Friday

Location: East Baltimore Campus School of Medicine Campus

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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