The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center seeks qualified applicants for a Clinical Research Program Manager. The candidate will plan, develop and execute multiple clinical studies for the newly developed NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, under occasional guidance from the Center Director and faculty leadership. High-level responsibilities will focus on organizing and implementing new protocols, hiring and training new staff, allocating and monitoring staff responsibilities, tracking study progress and milestones, and overseeing data collection activities. Successful applicants will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with colleagues and participants from diverse backgrounds. This position is ideal for applicants looking to grow their clinical research management skills in a highly collaborative environment. Exceptional organizational skills, verbal communication, written communication, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are required. Proficiency in all Microsoft applications is also required. Experience with project management, especially in a research setting, is preferred.
The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center houses an interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians committed to discovering the root cause of Alzheimer's disease. Our approach combines innovative methods in genomics, biomarkers, brain imaging, and vascular assessments. With growing evidence that brain and vascular health are intertwined, we seek to map the pathways that lead to Alzheimer's disease pathology and cognitive decline among older adults. We are inspired by the communities we serve and the knowledge that our work will contribute to reducing the immense burden that Alzheimer's disease creates on patients and families.
Position Shift: Day Shift/ Exempt Position
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Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Oversees the creation, coordination, and implementation of all protocols related to the new Vanderbilt Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Proactively addresses issues related to staffing and visit logistics. Seeks continuous improvement in clinical research protocol implementation
Displays strong attention to detail and commitment to responsible conduct of research
Works collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and exhibits cultural competence and cultural humility
Manages program budgets, including creating new budgets and allocating resources appropriately
Provides training and guidance for staff, trainees, and volunteers who contribute to the program's clinical research activities, including monitoring quality assurance standards and procedures
Promotes growth and expansion of the program by actively seeking stakeholder feedback to improve processes, systems, and outcomes
Effectively prioritizes tasks and work assignments. Delegates tasks as appropriate, reviews work, and follows up to assure successful and timely completion
Evaluates program activities and milestones, including providing updates at team meetings with table and figure summaries.
Recognizes and takes charge of responsibilities. Takes ownership of problems brought to their attention. Analyzes problems and follows through to problem resolution. Takes responsibility for mistakes and learns from them
Distinguishes critical needs from less urgent ones. Demonstrates the ability to prioritize tasks. Plans, organizes, and completes projects in an efficient manner
Communicates objectives, goals, and program progress within and across the interdisciplinary team to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, and information sharing
Accepts constructive criticism. Demonstrates a positive attitude in response to suggestions for improvement and actively integrates feedback.
Provides constructive feedback. Identifies situations that require feedback and communicates needed modifications effectively
Assesses the configuration of the team and their responsibilities. Identifies potential modifications or improvements to team structure and individual responsibilities.
Develops and communicates team goals and provides follow-up as needed to assure timely completion
Creates an environment that encourages and supports self-development and learning through regular, timely feedback
Listens and understands other team members' points of view. Considers suggestions from others. Creates and supports a climate of trust, openness, and honest communication
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.
* Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years experience
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