This position supports the mission of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and Pediatric Cardiology research programs at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), which has been established to ensure optimal care delivery to patients through research and clinical practice.
Under the direction of the Director of the Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Sr. Administrative Manager, the Research Program Manager will manage a wide variety of activities associated with research labs and clinical research studies, ranging from direct execution of study procedures to more systematic problem solving, project management, and staff supervision. The Research Program Manager will develop, negotiate, and monitor budgets related to research projects; develop or assist in the development of study protocols, proposals or grants; and coordinate grant submissions, financial oversight, and other Center-wide administrative and regulatory activities. The Research Project Manager will manage day-to-day operations including identifying and securing needed resources; creating, implementing, monitoring, and updating project plans; facilitating collaboration and communication with study teams in and outside of JHU; tracking tasks/deliverables to ensure timelines, milestones and/or goals are attained; monitoring and reporting progress; and resolving or escalating issues in a timely manner. This role may co-author scientific papers for presentation and publication.
Specific duties & responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Scientific • Reviews scientific literature and evaluates and recommends applicable techniques and procedures. • Provides scientific and technical leadership in determining research priorities and the plan, design and execution of research projects ensuring that programs of investigation meet specified objectives. • Prepares results and may co-author scientific papers for presentation and publication and disseminates information via seminars, lectures, etc. • May suggest and discuss new study ideas. Study Coordination & Program Management
• Executes day-to-day study procedures as needed. • Oversees all research activities per protocol. • Ensures that study protocols are in compliance with appropriate rules and regulations and reviews study progress and recommends revisions, amendments, and/or other study changes as necessary. • Identifies key project resources and ensures their adherence to the project plan. • Plans, develops and implements new processes and protocols to support research studies and maximize/extend study capabilities. • Acts as liaison between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations and/or other research and/or educational institutions. • Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws and research protocols are completed in a timely manner. • Evaluates the scope of a project and identifies critical factors to ensure success completion. • Defines and reports on key measures of success. • Develops detailed project plans, timelines with clear milestones and workflows to support the implementation of the project. • Observes and maps out workflows in process diagrams. • Monitors performance by tracking progress against targets / identified goals. • Develops solutions to problems pertaining to the operation of program to prevent or minimize legal/regulatory, financial, technology, and organizational risks. • Develops systems for quality assessment/quality control (QA/QC) and performs QA/QC checks
Grant • Works with PIs to develop budgets, creates data for use in grant submission, and coordinates all aspects of grant submission to federal, industry, and foundation funding agencies
Finance • Create and/or manages research study budget which may include deciding on and approving expenditures of funds based on budget. • Monitors accounts and ensures projects are completed within budget.
Supervision • Trains, directs, and assigns duties to lab assistances, volunteers, students, residents and/or fellows. • Does performance evaluation on study personnel and acts as a mentor in regard to their career development.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory): • Requires a bachelor’s degree in one of the biological sciences, and a minimum of five years of related experience, and demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities. • Additional related education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. • Experience running clinical research trials.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Analytical Ability / Technology Skills • Possesses intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. • Maintains high competencies with spreadsheets and various data manipulation capabilities • Has the ability to quickly learn other information systems used within the institution • Is able to grasp applications and high level technical information • Demonstrates the ability to conduct detailed analysis as well as prepare relevant findings for presentation to high-level audience • Has excellent problem-solving skills along with excellent attention to detail and follow-through
Interpersonal/communication • Has exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation abilities • Demonstrates exceptional customer services skills and the ability to effectively interact with other departments within JHU and from other outside entities • Has the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. • Has the ability to deal with ambiguity and work effectively in a matrixed environment
Leadership • Demonstrates initiative, continually strives to enhance the credibility of research program • Takes ownership and responsibility for assigned activities • Is open to, and encourages feedback from, colleagues • Has the ability to navigate within a large organization • Is comfortable in interfacing with senior level leadership • Has the ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team • Has the ability to self-start and take responsibility for their own learning curve
Time / Project Management / Organizational Skills • Turns work around efficiently understanding tight timelines • Is accountable for meeting implementation milestones and adhering to project timelines • Has exceptional organizational skills and ability to organize time and priorities effectively • Has the ability to juggle multiple tasks and competing priorities • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment • Is flexible to handle shifting priorities and deadline pressures • Can drive projects to completion in a complex, deadline-driven environment
Discretion and Confidentiality • Can handle sensitive matters discreetly and ensure confidentiality • Has effective negotiation skills - draw on available alternatives, use open ended questions to gather information effectively, and create win-win situations
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications: • Phlebotomy • Basic Life Support
Any specific physical requirements for the job: • Able to regularly sit, stand, or walk/travel between different locations on campus • Able to occasionally bend and push/pull
Classified Title: Research Program Manager Working Title: Research Program Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495 - $72,210 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003075-SOM Ped Cardiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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