Human Subjects Program Manager

Rockville, Maryland, United States · Science Programs – NIH · 137


Ripple Effect is seeking a full-time Human Subjects Program Manager with a background in biomedical research and significant experience with human subjects protections and related policies to work within the Office of Extramural Research (OER) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Position Overview


Ripple Effect Communications is a government contractor providing professional consulting services in the areas of: Communications & Outreach; Program Management & Policy; and Research & Evaluation. For this position, we are looking for someone to support the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ripple Effect is a fast-paced, demanding, and rewarding environment where independent work, creative thinking, and solution-proposing is the norm. To learn more about working at Ripple Effect and our growing team check out the Future Rippler section of our website.

Job Description

The Office of Extramural Research (OER) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides leadership for the management of trans-NIH programs via the development of programs and policies, interpretation, coordination, oversight, evaluation, training and outreach for NIH extramural staff and the extramural research community. As such, OER is tasked with helping to provide oversight and direction for the implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the stewardship, accountability, and transparency of human subjects research. Several recent initiatives, including the NIH policy on dissemination of clinical trials information, the single IRB policy, the new 21st Century Cures bill, and the revised Common Rule necessitate major changes for NIH. Ripple Effect is seeking a full-time staff member to work with OER and other NIH components to implement this series of initiatives. This is a 1-year appointment with the possibility of an extension.

Ripple Effect attracts high-achievers who consistently attain above-average results and take responsibility for solving problems. Our clients engage us because we bring intelligence, innovation, initiative, and impact to project management. We need self-starters who get the job done, who can handle a wide range of support tasks, and who enjoy the energy of a government office with intelligent colleagues and fast-paced programs.

The ideal candidate for this role has a strong background in human subjects research, an intimate familiarity with human subjects protections and policies, has demonstrated project management experience, and is highly motivated to take on challenges within a fast-paced environment.

The Program Manager will provide program administration and subject-matter expertise by completing the following tasks:

Provide subject matter expertise

Program Management

Program Support


Basic Requirements

Preferred Skills


Our employees are rewarded in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional benefits, and a range of work/life programs based on employment classification. Benefit offerings may include:

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