VICTR Research Projects Coordinator 3 (Sr. Health Services Research Analyst)
This is a full-time/exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
In your pivotal role as a Research Projects Coordinator 3, you will be 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. You will utilize 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. In this position you will integrate 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.
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.
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1. Coordinates research projects
Serves as a bridge between clinical and research teams to facilitate use of VICTR tools and resources and for determining future needs.
Works closely with the department director, project managers and/or principal investigators to ensure projects are completed and are in compliance.
Writes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Manual of Procedures (MOPs), and ensure all documentation is compliant.
Maintains documentation as needed for projects and programs.
Uses quantitative and qualitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination and conduct of research projects.
Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department.
May coordinate focus groups or participate in other qualitative data collection.
2. Data management and analysis
Reviews study files and produces queries for network sites.
Compiles data, conducts research assignments, summarizes and present findings, and prepares flow charts and Excel worksheets to update and represent research progress
Integrates data by linking clinical data to bench results and bioinformatics data output.
Archives study specific documentation and correspondence.
Uses advanced programming and statistical expertise to manage and analyze data.
Responsible for managing large and/or complex datasets.
Coordinates development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting.
Summarizes and interprets complex analyses.
Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming codes.
3. Prepares materials and drafts sections of presentations and written documents
Assists in writing grants, progress reports and protocols and manages submission deadlines for federal funding opportunities.
Prepares materials for presentations.
Organizes and formats data for presentations, publications, and internal use.
Creates charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results.
Drafts section of research proposals.
Contributes to peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.
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.
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