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 some guidance. Activities include study coordination, literature searches, data collection, data analysis, and report preparation. Provides general support to departmental programs, projects and coordinates dissemination of information. This position integrates policy with research by assisting with monitoring and reviewing both the research and policy landscapes and providing support 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. Supports investigators and senior research staff on multiple studies.
c. Prepares and executes portions of research projects.
d. Works closely with the department director project managers and/or principal investigators to coordinate research project activities, timelines, and events.
e. Maintains documentation as needed for projects and programs.
f. Uses internal and external resources to supplement, organize, and contribute to tasks.
g. Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department.
h. May coordinate focus groups or other qualitative data collection.
2. Implements data collection and inquiry
a. Reviews study files and assists in producing queries for network sites.
b. Collects, organizes, and critically analyzes data based on study goals.
c. Compiles data and prepares flow charts and Excel worksheets to update and represent research progress.
d. Archives study specific regulatory documentation and correspondence.
e. Responsible for managing small to medium datasets.
f. Assists in coordinating development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting.
g. Applies basic social science qualitative and quantitative research methods.
h. Maintains detailed documentation of data management.
i. Uses familiarity with federal and/or state healthcare measures and policy to conduct study-specific literature reviews and searches.
3. Prepares materials and drafts sections of presentations and written documents
a. Assists in writing progress reports.
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 sections of research proposals.
f. Drafts Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
g. May contribute to peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.
· Master's Degree Preferred
· 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 Middle 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.