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Research Program Manager

Johns Hopkins University
East Case, MD
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Organization Type
We are seeking a Research Program Manager who will work in the Department of Mental Health, assisting Faculty/Principal Investigators in overseeing project management/field activities for several grand-funded projects. Projects are broadly focused on adolescent mental health, particularly for Baltimore City youth. Project topics include positive youth development, resilience to structural racism, risk factors for mental health problems, critical consciousness, with a focus on school interventions and/or community partnerships.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee the administrative and scientific implementation of study protocols.
  • Collaborate with faculty, develop operational plans, and oversee study-related activities.
  • Develop and ensure adherence to study protocols for participant recruitment and data collection.
  • Supervise field recruitment and data collection, including quality assurance measures.
  • Assist with tracking data collection for all participant surveys and monitor study recruitment progress and participant consent.
  • Assist with recruitment, survey development and implementation at multiple time points.
  • Oversee training, orientation, and supervision of staff and students for data collection and fieldwork activities and provide general management support.
  • Responsible for scheduling staff training and evaluations.
  • Assist in developing progress reports for funders.
  • Ensure that all research staff complete appropriate training/certifications.
  • Assist the PIs in defining information and plans required to accomplish study goals.
  • Determine project priorities and take initiative to exercise independent judgment to resolve issues.
  • Draft and assist in preparation of grant applications, contracts, and IRB ethical applications.
  • Participate in research presentations, draft and edit research reports and manuscripts for scientific peer review publication and conferences.
  • Lead team meetings and trainings.
  • Other project-related tasks will be assigned as appropriate.

Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Detail-oriented, has initiative and good communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline. Related Master's preferred.
  • Five years related experience, including demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Some Master's level coursework.
  • Experience with Excel, RedCAP, Qualtrics, or project management software.
  • Has some experience with basic descriptive statistics.

Classified Title: Research Program Manager
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: Min $55,200 - Max $96,600 Annually ($65,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health
Department name: Mental Health Research Projects
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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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Accommodation Information

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