Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Projects Coordinator II in Nashville, Tennessee

VICTR Research Projects Coordinator 2 (Health Policy Services Analyst 2)

Requisition Number 1810145

Job Summary

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 occasional guidance. Utilizes 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. This position integrates 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.

Performance Elements

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. Works closely with the department director, project managers and/or principal investigators to ensure projects are completed and are in compliance.

c. Writes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Manual of Procedures (MOPs), and ensure all documentation is compliant.

d. Maintains documentation as needed for projects and programs.

e. Uses quantitative and qualitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination and conduct of research projects.

f. Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department.

g. May coordinate focus groups or participate in other qualitative data collection.

2. Data management and analysis

a. Reviews study files and produces queries for network sites.

b. Compiles data, conducts research assignments, summarizes and present findings, and prepares flow charts and Excel worksheets to update and represent research progress

c. Integrates data by linking clinical data to bench results and bioinformatics data output.

d. Archives study specific documentation and correspondence.

e. Uses advanced programming and statistical expertise to manage and analyze data.

f. Responsible for managing large and/or complex datasets.

g. Coordinates development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting.

h. Summarizes and interprets complex analyses.

i. Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming codes.

3. Prepares materials and drafts sections of presentations and written documents

a. Assists in writing grants, progress reports and protocols and manages submission deadlines for federal funding opportunities.

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 section of research proposals.

f. Contributes to peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.

Required Skills

  • 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

  • Detail oriented

Department Summary

VICTR is Vanderbilt's virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by the Vanderbilt Office of Research and the NIH sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. This is accomplished using a multi-faceted approach: through collaboration with a wide variety of research partners; by training, nurturing and rewarding participating researchers; by funding research; by developing new and innovative ways to involve the community in research; by developing new informatics and biostatistical systems; and by making available the latest technologies and sound research results affecting patient care.

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 Middle Tennessee

· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

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


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.

Job Research

Organization: VICTR 104242

Title: Research Projects Coordinator II

Location: TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave

Requisition ID: 1810145

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.