Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Academic / Research
Coordinates research projects in health services research, public health, epidemiology, medicine, health policy or related disciplines under occasional guidance. Utilizes intermediate level research skills to perform a variety of research and operations-related activities including data management, report preparation, and management of project budgets and schedules for proposals and projects.
About the Department:
The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (VICTR) is Vanderbilt's virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of Research and the NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Service Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. VICTR functions to help researchers and clinicians do their jobs better by providing tools and support to improve the quality of research, publications, grant writing, and training for future doctors and researchers. For more information, please visit https://victr.vumc.org/.
- Provides program management support for complex qualitative and quantitative healthcare research projects under guidance, and performs tasks related to the execution and operations of project.
- Utilizes intermediate-level scientific knowledge and quantitative and qualitative research skills to perform a variety of research- and operations-related activities, data management, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, report preparation and management of project budgets and schedules for proposals and projects.
- Integrates policy with research by continuously monitoring and reviewing both the research and policy landscapes and advise on course corrections for either or both, if/when necessary.
- Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the project team. Maintains communication across project teams.
- The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
PROJECT COORDINATION (INTERMEDIATE)
Serve as a liaison between clinical and research teams to facilitate use of VUMC research tools and resources and for determining future needs. Work closely with the department director, project managers and/or principal investigators to ensure projects are completed and are in compliance. Write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Manual of Procedures (MOPs), and ensure all documentation is compliant. Maintain documentation as needed for projects and programs. Use quantitative and qualitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination and conduct of research projects. Foster collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department. May coordinate focus groups or participate in other qualitative data collection.
DATA MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS (INTERMEDIATE)
Apply qualitative and quantitative research methods to perform preparatory, regulatory, and analytic tasking within all phases in the life cycle of a study. Review study files and produce queries for network sites. Compile, interpret, and analyze data, organize reports and metrics. Summarize, prepare and effectively present findings competently to the level of the audience. Prepare flow charts and Excel worksheets to update and represent research progress. Integrate data by linking clinical data to bench results and bioinformatics data output. Archive study specific documentation and correspondence. Manage large and/or complex datasets and use programming and statistical skills to manage and analyze data. Coordinate development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting. Summarize and interpret complex analyses. Maintain detailed documentation of data management and programming codes.
WRITTEN MATERIALS PREPARATION (INTERMEDIATE)
Draft sections of research proposals, and assist in writing grants, progress reports and protocols. Manage submission deadlines for federal funding opportunities. Prepare materials for presentations. Organize and format data for presentations, publications, and internal use. Create charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results. Contribute to peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.
- Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) (Required) Biotechnology or Biomedical discipline (Preferred)
- 2 years relevant experience (Required) in a Research Environment (Preferred)
Our Academic Enterprise is one of the nation's longest serving and most prestigious academic medical centers. Through its historic bond with Vanderbilt University and integral role in the School of Medicine, Vanderbilt Health cultivates distinguished research and educational programs to advance a clinical enterprise that provides compassionate and personalized care and support for millions of patients and family members each year.
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.
Aligning with Vanderbilt Health's Strategic Directions, the Office of Research provides shared research resources, administrative expertise and professional guidance to enable the trans-disciplinary environment and highly collaborative culture that advances discovery and training for all the research faculty, trainees, students and staff.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment. Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area. Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues:- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Services:- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation:- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
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Relevant Work Experience
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