In your pivotal role as a Research Projects Coordinator 2 you will be responsible for providing support forcomplex qualitative and quantitative research projects in health, publichealth, health policy, health services research or related disciplines underoccasional guidance. You will utilize intermediate level scientific knowledge andresearch skills to perform a variety of research and operations-relatedactivities data management, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data,report preparation and management of project budgets and schedules forproposals and projects. This positionintegrates policy with research by continuously monitoring and reviewing boththe research and policy landscapes and advising on course corrections foreither or both, if/when necessary.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience required
1. Coordinatesresearch 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 managementand 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 materialsand 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.
Master's Degree Preferred
2+ Years of Experience in a Research Environment Preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent critical thinking skills
The mission of the VanderbiltInstitute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), which is ofstrategic importance to our institution and its research operation, is toremove impediments to translational science so that innovations reach thepeople who need them more quickly. We are a workforce united not only bycommon purpose but also by common values.
In collaboration with the VUMCHuman Research Protections Program (HRPP), the Translational Research NavigatorII assists with the optimal application of the Federal, State, and local laws,guidance documents, VUMC Institutional policies, and Institutional Review Board(IRB) policies and procedures while meeting the objectives of the VUMC researchcommunity. Consults on complex research and regulatory issues in conjunctionwith the team(s) to identify solutions and develop improvement processes. TheTRN II researches topics of departmental, institutional or strategicimportance.
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