Senior Clinical Program Manager

Collaborative Health Research Initiative Program (CHIRP)
Job Location
Bethesda, MD
Job Description

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is seeking an experienced Senior Clinical Program Managerfor the Clinical Core of the Collaborative Health Research Initiative Program (CHIRP) at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. CHIRP is a collaborative precision medicine research program between the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense with a focus on heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CHIRP.

RESPONSIBILITIESThe Senior Clinical Program Manager will implement and oversee clinical sample and data collection at CHIRP-affiliated military treatment facilities (MTFs) to support population-scale whole genome sequencing studies.

  1. Develops, implements and oversees clinical research proposals, including, but not limited to: writing of protocols and associated documents (e.g., manuals, consent documents, data collection forms, material transfer agreements, cooperative research and development agreements), coordination of protocol submission and scientific/ethical review processes, management of protocol development activities, oversight and guidance of protocol execution activities at clinical sites to ensure study progress and completion.
  2. Serves as the primary clinical research coordinator between The CHIRP administration, CHIRP Clinical Core, multiple clinical research sites and clinical research personnel including the Clinical Core Director, clinical investigators, clinical site coordinators, regulatory and safety monitoring staff, laboratory personnel, data coordination center personnel, data analysts, biostatisticians, program managers and administrative staff.
  3. Serves as a senior advisor to the Clinical Core Director for strategic planning and operation of the Clinical Core operations.
  4. Contributes to the development and modifications of study budgets and is responsible for budget compliance
  5. Hires, supervises and trains Clinical Core personnel for the development, initiation, and performance of CHIRP clinical trials at the various MTFs.
  6. Travels to other program locations as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Detailed knowledge of federal, military service (i.e. Army, Air Force, Navy) and local regulations and policies pertinent to research involving human subjects; experience in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and epidemiologic studies; knowledge of biomedical sciences, clinical research including clinical research methods, (e.g., randomized controlled trials, cohort, case-control, and case-series designs); experience with utilization of electronic medical records preferred. Prior supervision and mentorship of study personnel required; demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team in a deadline-driven environment; organized, detail-oriented with superior communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently, use sound judgement to solve complex problems, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously under short timelines. A strong client/customer service orientation is required.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master's degree in Public Health or related field required.

Minimum Experience: 6 - 10 years clinical research experience required. At least 4 years in a project management role as a team leader and experience/proficiency in military IRB and HRPO submissions preferred.

Physical Capabilities: Prolonged sitting using a personal computer

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Prior supervisory and mentoring experience required.

Work Environment: Office environment.                         

Travel: Position will require travel to affiliated MTF's (up to approximately 25% of the time)

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

About Our Organization

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

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