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Health Policy and Management

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Research Study Director and Assistant/Associate Scientist
Major Extremity Trauma & Rehabilitation Consortium
Department of Health Policy and Management
 

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has an opening for a faculty position in clinical trial implementation. This position is open rank on the non-tenure scientist track. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will serve as a core member of the Coordinating Center for the Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Consortium (www.metrc.org), a Department of Defense funded multi-center collaboration of over 30 civilian and military trauma centers dedicated to conducting the research needed to improve outcomes of service members and civilians who sustain major limb trauma. METRC provides the platform for contributing to the science of conducting clinical research in a challenging patient population and treatment environment. The position includes a combination of administrative and scholarly activities and requires coordination with investigators and staff from multiple departments and institutions.

Applicants for the position should have a Master’s Degree or Ph.D. with training and experience in the design and conduct of clinical research. The successful candidate will exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship in clinical trials implementation and outcomes research more broadly.

The Research Study Director will manage and coordinate several multicenter clinical trials supported by METRC. Under the direction of the METRC Coordinating Center Director and Deputy Director Director(s), the Research Study Director is responsible for writing narratives for new grant submissions, developing research protocols, managing protocol committees, and overseeing site performance, study enrollment and follow-up, data analysis and communication  of results.

More specifically, the Research Study Director will:

  1. Function independently and serve as a key contributor to study development and design for several multicenter studies.
  2. Lead development of study protocols and data collection forms. This involves providing oversight and coordination of protocol committee meetings, piloting data collection, and managing research staff within the coordinating center to deliver training on study procedures to research teams at participating clinical centers.
  3. Manage regulatory approvals, amendments, and annual progress reports for each study in accordance with local IRB and sponsor policies.
  4. Design, review, interpret, and integrate data from reports on enrollment, follow-up, and data quality for assigned studies.
  5. Participate in the analysis and interpretation of study results and drafting study reports and papers.
  6. Provide on-going technical and scientific guidance to the research staff and participating centers.
  7. Serve on consortium working groups or committees as appropriate.
  8. Attend scientific meetings, conferences and training courses to enhance job and professional skills.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current CV. Applicants should also arrange for three professional references to submit recommendation letters.  These items can be sent or emailed to:

Renan Castillo, PhD
Deputy Director, Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
415 N Washington Street, Room 353
Baltimore, MD 21231
rcastil1@jhu.edu

Application review will be begin on January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.