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JOB SUMMARY: Independently direct and manage research activities for the departments research initiatives. Manage and coordinate research studies and personnel; educate staff on project research protocols; act as central resource person. Coordinate the completion of research proposals/protocols under which human subjects may be involved; compile protocol information and ensure compliance with federal regulations; support the activities of Principle Investigators in accordance with federal, state, local, institutional, and any other appropriate guidelines, policies, and procedures. Maintain HIPAA compliance knowledge and adhere to all HIPAA regulations as prescribed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Maintain knowledge of and comply with all pertinent Vanderbilt University Medical Center policies.
Independently manage budgetary responsibilities and research contracts for clinical research faculty members
Analyze, forecast and develop annual budget for clinical researchers
Track budget for federal and non-federal grants, development funds and clinical trial studies
Develop, negotiate and maintain contract administration
Ensure adherence to budgets and provide written report defining budget variances
Report any significant budget variances as they are identified
Prepare financial statements, reports and compliance audits
Manage all grant researchers
Manage tracking and monitoring of all direct and indirect costs for all grants/clinical trials in accordance with funding agencies
Oversee expense reconciliation of all grants and development funds
Prepare monthly status reports
Manage data entry of all expenses, payroll, etc. for all grants/clinical trials
Audit and review accounts throughout the year to ensure compliance with the NIH and prepare monthly variance analysis reports and track CME expenditures
Manages staff supporting Clinical Trials/ Research activities for the department.
Recruit, interview, train and supervise research staff, students and others involved with research protocols.
Coordinate, assign and review work of others as it relates to research studies.
Manage all personnel, records and work study student contracts.
Oversee implementation of reports for personnel and investigator funding
Manage space & facilities planning for the group.
Project Management and Clinical Trials/Research Activities Coordination
Serve as liaison between the IRB and the department, obtaining necessary approvals for research projects
May work other departments to develop and implement programs in support of the clinical trials/ research activities.
Research and analyze project components.
Provide instruction on research protocols including interpretation of test results, observations, and related study data to physicians, nurses, professors, teachers, and technician involved.
Coordinate registration/travel accommodations and travel reimbursements as requested.
Coordinate travel and speaking arrangements with outside institutions as requested.
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
***Minimum Qualifications Required***
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 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 ), 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
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.