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.
This position is responsible for providing support for complex qualitative and quantitative research projects in health, public health, health policy, health services research or related disciplines under occasional guidance. Utilizes intermediate level scientific knowledge and 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. This position integrates policy with research by continuously monitoring and reviewing both the research and policy landscapes and advising on course corrections for either or both, if/when necessary.
1. Coordinates research projects
a. Serves as a bridge between clinical and research teams to facilitate use of VICTR tools and resources and for determining future needs.
b. Works closely with the department director, project managers and/or principal investigators to ensure projects are completed and are in compliance.
c. Writes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Manual of Procedures (MOPs) , and ensure all documentation is compliant.
d. Maintains documentation as needed for projects and programs.
e. Uses quantitative and qualitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination and conduct of research projects.
f. Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department.
g. May coordinate focus groups or participate in other qualitative data collection.
2. Data management and analysis
a. Reviews study files and produces queries for network sites.
b. Compiles data, conducts research assignments, summarizes and present findings, and prepares flow charts and Excel worksheets to update and represent research progress.
c. Integrates data by linking clinical data to bench results and bioinformatics data output.
d. Archives study specific documentation and correspondence.
e. Uses advanced programming and statistical expertise to manage and analyze data.
f. Responsible for managing large and/or complex datasets.
g. Coordinates development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting.
h. Summarizes and interprets complex analyses.
i. Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming codes.
3. Prepares materials and drafts sections of presentations and written documents
a. Assists in writing grants, progress reports and protocols and manages submission deadlines for federal funding opportunities.
b. Prepares materials for presentations.
c. Organizes and formats data for presentations, publications, and internal use.
d. Creates charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results.
e. Drafts section of research proposals.
f. Contributes to peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
· Master's Degree + 2 Years of Experience in a Research Environment
· Excellent written and oral communication skills
· Excellent organizational skills
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Excellent critical thinking skills
· Detail oriented
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 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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 th...e 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.