This is a full-time/exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
Serves as a resource, providing personalized assistance to internal VUMC faculty and staff members, as well as to external research colleagues, on a very diverse portfolio of research projects under occasional guidance.
Provide research support consultation and services to all levels of research colleagues.
Collaborate with internal and external customers to evaluate current services for continual improvement and the development of new research services.
Educate the research community regarding resources available to clinicians and researchers to improve all aspects of the research enterprise.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
RESEARCH SERVICES (INTERMEDIATE)
Demonstrates proficiency in advising and assisting researchers and clinicians in improving the quality of research and grants by identifying collaborators, connecting investigators with resources/funding opportunities, and developing tools to further the research enterprise. Identifies barriers to optimal study execution and formulates, implements, and assesses solutions to those barriers. Identifies resources needed for the timely & successful completion of research projects. Provides available resources for preparing grant proposals, identifying study funding, ongoing financial management safety committees, IRB submissions, scientific review submission, study feasibility, recruitment methods, data management, and study implementation. May assist in the development of study budgets and billing grids to facilitate capture of all study costs and compliance with regulations.May assist in the development of reports, manuscripts, and other strategies for dissemination of research findings.
REGULATORY SERVICES (NOVICE)
Demonstrates the ability to assist investigators with federal, state, and local laws, guidance documents, GCP/ICH guidelines, VUMC Institutional policies, and HRPP/IRB policies and procedures while meeting the objectives of the VUMC research community. Has exposure to identifying solutions and developing improvement processes for research and regulatory issues. With guidance, assists in managing and facilitating IRB regulatory assurance(s), contracts, agreements, and IRB policies and procedures. Tracks the progress of clinical research protocols through each step of the regulatory/administrative process and follows up as necessary to ensure efficient service. Assists with coordination of the ongoing analysis and modification of protocols. May recommend amendments to study protocols, as appropriate. Assists with assuring adherence to FDA and other regulatory guidelines.
QUALITY ASSURANCE (NOVICE)
Demonstrates the ability to collaborate in critically analyzing current research practices and policies through observation, data collection, peer reviews, literature reviews, interviews, and industry analysis to assess quality of existing workflow processes and identify improvements needed to maximize quality and efficiency. Possesses sufficient knowledge to assist in developing and implementing training programs on the strategic application of IRB policies and procedures, federal mandates and guidelines, GCP/ICH guidance, and other applicable topics (e.g., budget development, research billing, grants, contracts, COI). Provides ongoing assistance, consultation and education to research personnel regarding quality assurance.
OPERATIONAL SERVICES (NOVICE)
Possesses fundamental proficiency in providing basic guidance on operational goals, business strategies, ethical considerations, regulatory mandates, and institutional practices, policies and workflow. Has assisted investigators, key study personnel, and other team members in the development of data tools, record keeping, study budgets, process improvement plans, and efficient timelines for research studies. Assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive electronic systems including reporting to sustain efficient operations.
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (INTERMEDIATE)
Demonstrates the ability to broaden the institutional and national research community's exposure to available digital tools and products. Provides training, education, and assistance on use of digital services. Collaborates with technical professionals to inform the build, maintenance, and enhancement of electronic platforms and systems to support the needs of clinical researchers and projects, as well as objectives of the research enterprise. Helps develop content and design usability and accessibility to determine user experience.
The Vanderbilt Coordinating Center (VCC) provides comprehensive, central support for a diverse platform of clinical and translational research projects. The VCC first began in 1989 under the direct leadership of Dr. Gordon Bernard. Its initial focus was on providing coordinating center support for investigator-initiated trials overseen at Vanderbilt. In 2016, with the addition of several large, innovative clinical trial grants within the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) and due to an ever-growing need to provide more specialized, flexible support to Vanderbilt investigators, a need surfaced to reinstate the VCC. For more information, please visit https://vcc.vumc.org.
View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
* US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
This is a term position. A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends. This position may also have the opportunity to work remotely.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.