The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center seeks qualified applicants for several Clinical & Translational Research Coordinator positions as part of a program expansion. The coordinator will be part of the Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project, a large, longitudinal National Institutes of Health-funded study. This study focuses on understanding risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline in aging adults. Specific coordinator responsibilities are described below.
POSITION: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
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Protocol Implementation & Coordination
Approximately half of the position is participant-facing and focused on protocol implementation and coordination of study visit activities, such as:
Screening participants and assessing study eligibility
Administering and scoring cognitive protocols
Collecting medical history information from participants and their loved ones
Accompanying participants to visit procedures, such as blood work, brain MRI, and cardiac imaging appointments
Collecting participant and study partner questionnaire data and reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness
Coordinating preparation and distribution of ambulatory blood pressure and actigraphy monitors
Data Management & Administrative Activities
Approximately half of the position is focused on administrative and data management activities to support participant visits, such as:
Completing medical record requests and managing medical record data
Preparing and distributing participant mailings
Coding, entering, and managing participant data
Maintaining participant charts, including source documents, medical release forms, and consent documents
Completing disbursement/reimbursement paperwork for participant payments
Contributing to participant retention activities
The position provides an excellent opportunity to work within a large interdisciplinary team and develop and refine clinical research skills, especially for applicants interested in building a career in clinical research.
A bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required. A master's degree is preferred (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, biology, public health, or related field). Prior research experience is preferred. Candidates should be proficient in all Microsoft applications with excellent organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should also be able to master tasks quickly and independently and work well as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P2):
- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P2):
- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P2):
- Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
- Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P2):
- Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P2):
- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
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