Neuroscience Program Analyst in the Cognition & Movement Lab
The Cognition and Movement Lab, within VUMC's Department of Neurology's Neurocognitive Disease Division, is accepting applications for a Neuroscience Program Analyst (Health Policy/Services Analyst II). Under the guidance of the division head, this position will assist in conducting and managing research activities for a large clinical research portfolio which includes government sponsored (NIH and DOD) research projects as well as industry sponsored and investigator-initiated studies.
The position emphasizes clinical research (human subjects) focused on investigating brain-behavior relationships in the context of the diagnosis and treatment of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, and Multiple Systems Atrophy among other neurodegenerative diseases. Research activities are directed at elucidating underlying pathological disease state changes as they impact behavior, cognition, and movement function/dysfunction associated with disease and disease progression in which the research team is actively developing novel PET and MRI-based neuroimaging methodologies to assess therapeutic interventions and outcomes to improve the treatment and management of symptoms and possibly alter the course of disease progression.
The position provides an excellent opportunity to refine one's scientific writing and clinical research leadership skills within a collaborative interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and trainees. Day-to-day activities include: assisting PI, staff, and trainees with writing research proposals, protocols, grants, and manuscripts, attending and presenting scientific and technical data at regular lab and major national and international scientific conferences and congresses; foster communication and collaboration amongst team members as well as internal and external departmental and institutional collaborators.
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* US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
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* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Coordinates research projects
Under the guidance of the division head, design, plan, coordinate, conduct, and oversee the timely and efficient implementation and management of research projects
Uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to participate in the design, coordination, conduct, and analyses of research projects
Clinical research leadership
Serves as a scientific and technical resource and mentor for staff and trainees
Provides guidance to staff, students and fellows as required
Train staff, students and fellows as needed
Serves as key liaison and fosters collaboration for research activities between team members, both internal and external to the department
Provides guidance, assistance, and support with departmental, institutional, and regulatory compliance and administrative policies and activities in accordance with properly conducting and managing clinical research projects and trials
Data management and analysis
Demonstrates expertise with key software programs and institutional clinical and administrative data management portals (Box, REDCap, CranialCloud, eSMART, Epic, etc.) to support research activities
Collects, manages, and prepares large and/or complex datasets for review and coordinates additional analyses as needed
Coordinates the development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting
Maintains detailed documentation of data management and data analytics
Summarizes and interprets complex analyses
Serves as a key liaison for collaborative activities among biostatisticians, faculty, staff, and trainees
Oversees analytical requests for faculty, staff, and trainee projects
Effectively manages communication to ensure project progression with biostatisticians collaborators
Facilitates discussions with biostats collaborators at weekly meetings
Creates charts, graphs, and tables to summarize complex scientific and technical data, data analyses, and results
Scientific and technical writing
Assists division head, PI's, staff, and trainees with writing and editing research proposals, protocols, grants, and manuscripts
Prepares and delivers presentations for internal and external collaborators
Prepares and delivers presentations at national and international conferences
Manages and tracks manuscript submissions
Manages NIH compliance activities related to published work
Neuroscience Program Analyst in the Cognition & Movement Lab
Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders. Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Internal Number: 2003162
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