The Research Program Supervisor will supervise research staff in the Memory Trials group within Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry and assist with the overall functioning of research projects and the study team members. The Research Program Supervisor will be accountable for staff and resource management and must have exceptional time management and organizational skills.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
50% - Supervisory Functions
Supervise Research Coordinators and Assistants.
Assist Research Nurse Manager with completing 120 day evaluations and Annual Performance Reviews.
Assist with recruiting, interviewing and hiring research staff, submit and monitor requisitions for new hires.
Prepare documents and space for new employees (e.g., phone lines, email, office space, keys).
Provide initial and ongoing training to staff including updating and maintaining RPC/RA orientation and training.
Advocate and provide support and guidance to the research staff, serve as mediator in disagreements, and recommend solutions.
Plan and support employees in career development opportunities, design events and promote opportunities for personal growth and development.
Document performance issues and serve as the liaison to human resources for the disciplinary process.
Notify investigators of RPC/RA performance (includes areas where improvement is needed).
Help implement and design new policies to improve workflow.
Run RA and RPC meetings on a schedule to be determined - prepare agenda and address group concerns, invite faculty members to present research and career story.
Attend weekly/twice weekly meetings with memory clinical trials team.
Monitor RPC progress on recruitment and outreach.
Design and implement internal audits of data integrity as needed, both for single-site and multi-site trials.
50% ‐ Research Functions
Supervise the conduct of studies to ensure proper completion of the research activities (recruitment, enrollment, follow-ups).
Coordinate participant visits and follow up, schedule appointments with study participants or supervise RPCs and RAs in scheduling, track and locate participants alongside with recruitment and telephone pre-screening as necessary.
Monitor staff in regard to their adherence to protocols for the recruitment of participants and delivery of study procedures to participants.
Ensure proper written informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to entering the study and that the original signed and dated consent form for each participant is filed in the research record.
Manage study procedures concerns and/or issues that arise during visit assessments.Troubleshoot participant difficulties with assessment completion.
Be knowledgeable of study protocols so that study activities are completed correctly and completely.
Work with principal investigator, co-investigators, and research nurse manager to develop and implement a manual of procedures that includes recruitment tools and strategies. Assist with the creation of protocol specific data collection forms.
Prepare site IRBs, external IRBs, DSMB, sponsor reports and subcontract documents. Coordinate serious adverse event reporting with the investigators to ensure prompt reporting to the IRB, DSMB, and study sponsor.
Serve as the point-of-contact and liaison between multiple collaborators including sponsors, clinical research monitors, medical monitors, CRU staff, laboratory staff, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Schedule investigator, data management and other study specific meetings, including developing agendas, reports, and minutes.
Establish and follow a protocol for tracking, quality control, and maintenance of study equipment. Place study supply orders using the SAP ordering system.
Enter data in electronic databases and/or REDCap in a timely fashion. Assist the data management team with resolution of data inconsistencies and maintaining protocol statistics.
Adhere to guidelines regarding the sensitivity and confidential nature of patient information.
Work independently and under the direction of the Principal Investigator to ensure successful completion of the clinical research study. Exercise good judgment, tact, and sensitivity at all times while working in a busy hospital clinic environment.
Track that study research staff are in compliance with HR, IRB, and other regulatory trainings and certifications.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline
Two years related experience, with some supervisory experience strongly preferred
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Some supervisory experience strongly preferred.
Experience in developing manuals of procedures and research protocols preferred.
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
Ability to climb stairs.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
Classified Title: Research Program Supervisor Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CE Starting Salary Range: $37,538 - $51,675 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: SOM Psy Bay BV Geriatric and Neuropsychi Personnel area: School of Medicine
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