In your pivotal role as a Scientific Project Manager, you will be involved in key operating functions within the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, project management support and analysis under occasional guidance for evidence-based clinical initiatives. As such, you will also interface and collaborate extensively with Principal Investigators and other appropriate health system departments. Work elements will involve coordinating the curation of scientific evidence, best practice maintenance, clinician guidance documentation and engagement, project development and timeline management, special projects, quality control of deliverables and standardization of processes towards more effective and efficient operations.
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/ .
KEY PERFORMANCE ELEMENTS
Plans, develops, leads and executes the project in order to meet established goals and objectives at the direction of the Principal Investigator
Provide professional and scientific leadership in the execution of day-to-day project activities
Plan and maintains schedule of projects and timelines
Develop protocols and prepare draft/final study protocols for studies
Meet budgetary requirements and aims of the grant award
Facilitates the proper level of regulatory compliance for each study, preparing quality-related documentations and addressing quality-related findings
Identifies gaps in processes and potential areas for improvement
Participate in meetings as required with sponsoring agencies and/or collaborating professionals and vendors
Open communication as needed with colleagues, leadership, Principal Investigator, collaborating professionals, the Human Research Protection Program, the scientific community and others
Data Collection, Analysis & Evaluation
Data collection and evaluation
Perform data analysis, data QC, and data interpretation
Evaluate significance of data and report findings
Update database(s), or provide information as case may be, on a daily basis
Publications & Presentations
Review, edit and contribute to various materials for publication
Assist in manuscript preparation for scientific journals
Generate SOPs, graphs, slides, protocols, and manuscripts for publication
Plan and coordinate literature and library searches, as well as data collection programs
Generate reports for internal use and generate executive level study summaries for leadership as needed
Manage multiple projects at the same time
May practice unique scientific methods, tests, techniques, etc.
Maintain tools, computer programs, and SOPs required for studies
Ensure that regulations and SOPs are followed in all activities.
Provide project management leadership through effective goal setting, delegation, hands-on involvement and communication
Participate in presentations at scientific conferences, steering committee meetings, or other scientific meetings as needed by the Principal Investigator and project
May contribute to intellectual property development and patent prosecution
Success in the Translational Research Scientist position will require the following:
Ph.D. in appropriate scientific discipline required
Ability to work both independently and lead as part of a collaborative research and project management team
Ability to handle multiple complex tasks and prioritize translational research projects effectively
Strong oral and written communication skills demonstrated by publications and presentations
Leadership experience in research, with development production experience preferred
Experience writing and submitting regulatory documents, contracting and/or data use agreements a bonus
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