Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Analyst III (General Pediatrics) in Nashville, Tennessee

Research Analyst III (General Pediatrics)


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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer.

The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing.

A building alone does not make a great hospital. Our exceptional medical teams and the generous support of people like you enable us to provide every child who comes to us with the hope of improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility. No child who needs our services is denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay.

Many of our doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and prevent childhood diseases. Their work preventing and treating premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, and many other conditions is an investment in the future. We are at an important crossroads in child health. Our commitment to research and advocacy positions us to bring the promise of good health to children and families in our community and to share that hope with the world.

Your Role :

This is a highly data-centric Research Analyst III role with the potential for growth into a higher-level data position. The accuracy and validity of our data are of the utmost importance for multiple projects. Data are continually cleaned and checked through multiple detailed procedures which must be followed to the letter. Therefore, it is absolutely critical for the candidate to have extraordinary attention to detail and be able to quickly learn and follow complicated, nuanced directions.

Our data are typically imported, exported, and compiled from many different sources, and experience with the following programs is highly desirable: Access, Excel, REDCap, and Stata. This position will require building of REDCap databases. We also use several specialized, web-based data portals, and the candidate should have the demonstrated ability and drive to quickly learn new software. While it is not a requirement to be an expert on all of the above applications, being familiar with as many as possible will minimize the transition or training duration and is a big plus.

The candidate should know how to perform tasks like correctly removing duplicate or extraneous records and combining datasets by merging records based on a unique ID (e.g., through Excel's VLOOKUP or Stata's merge function).

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with different types of longitudinal data in both "long" and "wide" formats.

The candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of a team to troubleshoot problems and come up with solutions. The candidate should be comfortable making and delivering reports to groups of people (e.g., using PowerPoint), as well as explaining complex issues to people who may have less familiarity with data-related topics.



Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 4 years experience



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 at ), 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 Tennessee

· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 4 years experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • 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.


  • Occasional: 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.

  • Frequent: 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.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

Job Research

Organization: General Pediatrics 104595

Title: Research Analyst III (General Pediatrics)

Location: TN-Nashville-2146 Belcourt Avenue

Requisition ID: 1810326

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