Program Manager (Research Management)
Job SummaryThe Program Manager is the primary lead for all projects under a specified study. Carries out a wide variety of duties under the supervision of the SCA, including but not limited to serving as a liaison between the SCA and Principal Investigators; providing supervision to Coordinators, Associates, and Assistants; and working with the research leadership in strategic planning.Minimum QualificationsEducation/TrainingBachelor's degree in a related health care discipline or equivalent clinical trial or community health research experience. Masters degree preferred.ExperienceWork experience in research management, or equivalent.License/Certification/RegistrationNo special certification, registration or license required.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesFamiliar with all aspects grantsmanship for federally-funded and/or industry sponsored clinical trials preferred.Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesConsistently demonstrates support for compliance in the performance of job duties and responsibilities by a) developing and maintaining knowledge of, and performing job functions in compliance with, rules, regulations, policies, and statutes that affect his/her job; b) maintaining knowledge of and performing job functions in compliance with MedStar Health and MedStar Health Research Institute policies and procedures; and c) reporting compliance concerns in an appropriate and timely manner.Assists in managing all operational functions of the program including coordinating meetings, tracking time allocations of associates, and carrying out the day to day activities of the program.Assists the SCA in managing the operating budget of program/study, along with the financial needs of each Principal Investigator.Assists the respective Scientific Director and the SCA in creating and maintaining relationships with extramural and Industry funding sources.Conducts systematic evaluations of the varying elements of their respective projects including operations, policies, procedures and resource use. Recommends modifications and initiates change once approved by the Scientific Center Administrative Director and/or Investigator.Facilitates strong subject recruitment & retention by leading Coordinators, Research Associates, and Research Assistants in adopting effective strategies.Implements and manages training opportunities for study Coordinators, Associates, and Assistants.Liaison between sponsors and the PI. Prepares reports of monitoring visits between sponsors and the sites. Reports outcomes to the PI.Liaison to other administrative committees.Maintains the Administrative Standard Operations Procedures Manual, as well as the site specific Manual of Operational Procedures.Manages all aspects of program/study at all investigative sites (Internal & External) by working directly with the Investigators and Coordinators at each site.Manages the initiation of new investigative sites.Organizes and facilitates investigator meetings and annual site visit meetings for the program/study.Prepares and maintains ongoing and semiannual progress reports.Prepares sites for initiation by working closely with the sponsor. This includes training at the sites for patient recruitment, preparation of source documentation, data collection and entry.Prepares subcontracts with all participating sites.Troubleshoots problems at individual sites - acts as a link between site investigators and the PI's and Steering Committee.Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.May perform duties within the scope of licensure or certificationPerforms other duties as assigned.