The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center seeks qualified applicants for a Clinical Research Program Manager. The candidate will plan, develop and execute multiple clinical studies for the newly developed NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, under occasional guidance from the Center Director and faculty leadership. High-level responsibilities will focus on organizing and implementing new protocols, hiring and training new staff, allocating and monitoring staff responsibilities, tracking study progress and milestones, and overseeing data collection activities. Successful applicants will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with colleagues and participants from diverse backgrounds. This position is ideal for applicants looking to grow their clinical research management skills in a highly collaborative environment. Exceptional organizational skills, verbal communication, written communication, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are required. Proficiency in all Microsoft applications is also required. Experience with project management, especially in a research setting, is preferred. .
Oversees the creation, coordination, and implementation of all protocols related to the new Vanderbilt Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Proactively addresses issues related to staffing and visit logistics. Seeks continuous improvement in clinical research protocol implementation
Displays strong attention to detail and commitment to responsible conduct of research
Works collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and exhibits cultural competence and cultural humility
Manages program budgets, including creating new budgets and allocating resources appropriately
Provides training and guidance for staff, trainees, and volunteers who contribute to the program's clinical research activities, including monitoring quality assurance standards and procedures
Promotes growth and expansion of the program by actively seeking stakeholder feedback to improve processes, systems, and outcomes
Effectively prioritizes tasks and work assignments. Delegates tasks as appropriate, reviews work, and follows up to assure successful and timely completion
Evaluates program activities and milestones, including providing updates at team meetings with table and figure summaries
Recognizes and takes charge of responsibilities. Takes ownership of problems brought to their attention. Analyzes problems and follows through to problem resolution. Takes responsibility for mistakes and learns from them
Distinguishes critical needs from less urgent ones. Demonstrates the ability to prioritize tasks. Plans, organizes, and completes projects in an efficient manner
Communicates objectives, goals, and program progress within and across the interdisciplinary team to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, and information sharing
Accepts constructive criticism. Demonstrates a positive attitude in response to suggestions for improvement and actively integrates feedback
Provides constructive feedback. Identifies situations that require feedback and communicates needed modifications effectively
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 t...he 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.