Associate Program Manager - Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center (VTC) and Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis (RePORT)-Brazil
The Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center and RePORT-Brazil seek to fill the Associate Program Manager position with a motivated individual interested in both U.S. and international research and training to tackle the global TB epidemic. The incumbent must be bilingual in Portuguese and English and will assist with coordinating efforts of the Center, based in the Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). They will also assist with the research activities of RePORT-Brazil, and work to develop additional research projects, particularly in Portuguese-speaking countries (e.g., Brazil and Mozambique). Interaction with Departments across the Medical School as well as entities throughout the University and with our external partners will be a vital component of coordination. The Associate Program Manager will report to the Senior Program Manager and Research Program Manager, as well as the VTC Director.
Assist with administrative efforts in identifying, creating and preparing grant applications for the VTC Director and other faculty in the VTC. Will work closely with the Program Managers and grants administrators in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and the Vanderbilt Department of Medicine for grant submissions, both pre- and post-award.
Plan, develop and implement meetings to meet grant submission goals, objectives, and timelines
This includes meetings of the VTC and of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium
Facilitate activities of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium, together with the VTC Director (Chair of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium Steering Committee).
Organize conference calls, memos, minutes.
Assist in writing study protocols of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium
Maintain and create research program databases, including the studies and personnel of the VTC, RePORT-Brazil related studies and the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium
Assist with progress reports to funding agencies (e.g., for RePORT-Brazil grants)
Assist with the development of presentations for VTC faculty and fellows
Coordinate meeting agendas and travel plans for visiting scholars and collaborators
Collaborate with local and regional partners to organize an annual TB Symposium
Develop marketing strategies for VTC events and work with VIGH communications staff to maximize the visibility of VTC activities to both Vanderbilt and external audiences
Maintain and update website platforms and social media for the VTC and RePORT-Brazil
Exceptional ability to go "above and beyond" to ensure problem resolution and project completion
Demonstrate proficient problem-solving tactics to simply conclude the issue at hand
Proven ability to organize and impart information
Act as a liaison for the VTC, and delegate inquiries and concerns to the VTC leadership
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant experience; Master's in Public Health or similar degree Preferred
Fluency in Portuguese and English
A science background, preferably in public health and infectious disease clinical or translational research
A willingness to engage in diverse activities is desired, including organizational and scientific tasks (e.g. protocols, manuscripts, grant applications, IRB submissions, VTC website and external communications)
Experience working with grant submissions and/or studies for NIH and CDC
Ability to coordinate multiple projects at one time
Experience working across multidisciplinary departments
Ability to exhibit cultural competence with international partners, particularly in Brazil and Mozambique
Proficient use of Microsoft Office Products (including Word, Excel, and Outlook) as well as experience with online platforms (such as REDCap, Sharepoint, Wordpress)
Ability to relate effectively with all professionals, and respect confidentiality
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Data management expertise advantageous
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week).
Hours and days may vary. Flexibility is very important given that we have global collaborators in different time zones. International travel may be required (approximately twice per year).
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