Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine is seeking a Research Program Manager (RPM) who will support multidisciplinary team within the Center for Health and Opportunities for Latinos (Centro SOL) and the Department of Bayview Pediatrics to manage research and dissemination projects related to child and community behavioral health. The RPM will support two projects. One is a NIMH-funded project to improve screening for suicide risk and access to mental health care for Latino/x and Spanish-speaking families in pediatric primary care. This project involves collaboration with four pediatric practices to implement and evaluate community health worker-delivered interventions to improve mental health support and care management for Latino adolescents and their parents. A network of clinical and community stakeholders, including parent and youth advisors, will be involved in tailoring implementation and intervention strategies for the project. The other project addresses childhood obesity through implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Active and Healthy Families. Active and Healthy Families (AHF) is a family-centered pediatric overweight group appointment program for overweight/obese Latino children developed by Contra Costa Health Services in California. AHF content was based on evidence-based national guidelines and culturally tailored through interviews with Latino parents and focus groups with parents in the pilot series.
Across projects, The Research Program Manager will be responsible for creating and monitoring project timelines; initiate work plans and refining protocols; updating & developing standard operating procedures, collaborating with staff at multiple research sites; oversight of data collection activities; IRB administration; working closely with colleagues responsible for evaluation; responsible for data quality, and assisting in preparation and editing of scientific products of the research. The Research Program Manager will also work with faculty, community members and clinical partners on coordinating delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the interventions among Latino families. Opportunities for involvement in quantitative/qualitative data analysis and collaboration on manuscripts will be available. These projects involve substantial collaboration with a multidisciplinary team (pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, social work/counseling, and public health) as well as with community and clinical partners. Candidates with a strong commitment to health equity and experience or interest in working with Latino/x populations are highly encouraged to apply.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Using working knowledge of research will support the submissions for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and change in research submissions as needed.
Coordinates implementation for both projects, including data collection, data analysis, qualitative interviews and focus groups.
Recruit and retain study participants, which may include scheduling, confirming appointments, and escorting/directing to various locations on/off campus.
Coordinate community outreach and programmatic efforts.
Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
Utilizing this knowledge, will ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
Using working knowledge, will assist in accessing secondary data sources and developing recruitment tools for assigned study(s), which include protocol/study specific data collection forms, drafting and placing approved advertisements, accessing relevant secondary data sources, and contacting potential participants.
Develop tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, RedCap, Qualtrics, or similar software applications.
Monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol.
Utilizing working knowledge of studies, will participate in meetings to provide operational updates, report on any operational issues, and may make recommendations for resolutions to new/outstanding operational issues. Will coordinate project's meetings, including developing an agenda and coordinating information and/or participation of individuals from other institutions and/or universities.
Using working knowledge, will assist in data analysis in collaboration and with support of faculty. Data analysis may include both qualitative and quantitative components.
Assist with writing manuscripts, grants, white papers and other policy documents and grant-related reports.
Conduct literature searches relevant to ongoing projects.
Supervise research support staff and 2-3 student employees
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is required.
Previous experience working with immigrant communities, research projects, group facilitation, and/or community stakeholders including front line workers, service providers, program planners, and decision makers desired.
Work requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate with a diverse patient population and multidisciplinary study teams.
Ability to interact sensitively, effectively, and professionally with individuals from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.
Work requires excellent organizational skills and flexibility to manage multiple tasks, timelines, and communications.
Must be able to work independently and make appropriate decisions, with appropriate use of supervision and consultation from study leadership.
Ability to work collaboratively with teams and manage multiple sites and projects.
Must be able to enter data on a computer.
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.
*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.
Classified Title: Research Program Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8:30 – 5:00p Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: SOM Ped General Pediatrics Personnel area: School of Medicine
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.
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