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Research Programs Manager-Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center|
Research Programs Manager-Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center
The Vanderbilt Memory
and Alzheimer’s Center was founded to advance discovery and reduce the societal
burden of Alzheimer’s disease. The Center has emerged as a national leader in
characterizing molecular factors that increase risk or promote resilience to
the downstream consequences of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Research Programs
Manager will report to the Director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s
Center. High-level responsibilities include daily interactions with VUMC and VU
senior leadership, faculty, administration, and stakeholders for the purposes
of achieving the Center’s research goals. The position will manage the Center’s
research portfolio, including contract, grant, personnel, and fiscal
administration. The Research Programs Manager will serve as the subject matter
expert for Center administration and operations and will liaison on behalf of
the Center Director across participating departments and units.
This position requires an MS or PhD in biomedical sciences or related fields
and relevant post-graduate experience in a research setting. Exceptional
organizational, verbal communication, and written communication are required.
Experience with research project management and grant writing is strongly
The ideal candidate
would be a recent PhD graduate who is seeking experience in scientific program
management, research policy, or administration.
Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center includes an innovative research
portfolio that emphasizes identifying risk factors and early diagnostic markers
of Alzheimer's disease and developing novel treatments and preventative
measures for memory loss and abnormal cognitive aging.
goal is to advance scientific knowledge to reduce the public health burden of
mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and related disorders.
interdisciplinary investigative team is represented by distinguished scientists
in their respective fields. Key research initiatives led by our
scientists are described below:
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Here To View The VUMC Promise of Discovery
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical
Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,
discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who
come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place
where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities
challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning
and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they
are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in
their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance
health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we
are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in
Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of
the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with
3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s
Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the
nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
· Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100
“most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical
· Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100
Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems
with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great
· The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s
hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
· American Association for the Advancement of Science: The
School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
· Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third
consecutive Magnet designations.
· National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected
by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
· Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year
in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ
Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Serves as the primary
administrative lead for the Center, including managing financial, human
resource, and research
portfolio needs in collaboration with senior administrative staff across
and models values and mission of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt
University Medical Center.
supports, and promotes ownership of team, department, and Center goals.
Fosters team effort to accomplish common Center goals. Willingly accepts
responsibility and performs expected and unexpected tasks. Willingly exerts
extra effort when necessary to get the job done.
strong leadership skills. Applies key concepts of facilitative leadership.
Effectively prioritizes tasks and work assignments. Delegates tasks as
appropriate, reviews work, and follows up to assure successful and timely
and takes charge of areas of responsibility. Takes ownership of problems
brought to their attention. Follows through from analysis to problem
resolution. Takes responsibility for mistakes and learns from them.
critical needs/problems from less urgent ones. Demonstrates ability to
prioritize tasks and issues. Plans, organizes, and completes projects in an
informed regarding new advances in the field, regulatory guidelines, and
institutional policies/procedures and disseminates this information to the
and achieves financial targets for the Center, consistent with the
departmental and institutional financial plan.
clinical trial and grant budgets, including negotiating budgets with
judgment and prepares supporting or correcting documentation aligned with
Institutional and Federal billing policies.
findings of the audit process and incidental discoveries to the Center
Director and Department Chief Business Officer for inspection, correction, or
procedural improvement purposes.
team discussions to generate cost effective ideas.
a safe, satisfying, and enriching environment for employees and delivers a
qualified, capable, and culturally competent staff that respects diversity in
the workplace. Treats all team members as unique individuals with valuable
resources and skills that enhance the team.
qualifications and performance expectations for staff. Creates and assesses
accomplishment of annual goals based upon individual, Center, and
that each staff member's ability is regularly assessed in meeting the
performance expectations stated in their job description. Establishes
objective scoring criteria to decrease bias during evaluation.
employees about disciplinary actions taken in response to violations of
institutional, department, and Center policies.
seeks feedback to improve processes, systems, and outcomes, including
initiating and contributing to the development and modification of Center
policies and procedures.
quality assurance standards, programs, and procedures within the Center.
within and across interdisciplinary teams to maximize effectiveness,
efficiency, and information sharing.
situations/events, develops recommendations/plans, and communicates
solutions. Uses innovative thinking when developing alternative solutions.
institutional quality improvement suggestions class and applies concepts
the routine use of continuous quality improvement concepts among the team and
Center to continuously improve standards, processes, and daily operations.
Promotes a culture of continuous improvement.
conducts, and supervises complex quality assurance/quality improvement
concepts of business process re-engineering, including analyzing and
designing workflows and processes within the Center.
constructive criticism. Demonstrates a positive attitude in response to
suggestions for improvement and actively integrates feedback.
the composition of the team and identifies potential gaps. Develops and
communicates team goals and provides appropriate follow-up to assure timely
motivates team members. Listens and understands other team member's point of
view. Considers suggestions from others. Creates and supports a climate of
trust, openness, and honest communication.
continuous self-assessment for areas of development. Actively identifies and
participates in educational and professional developmental activities to
improve knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance personal and Center
development, including nurturing a life-long learning environment.
an environment that encourages and supports self-development and learning
through regular, timely feedback. Thoroughly documents all conversations with
team members to provide detail needed in future performance evaluations or
the professional development of staff through orientation, training programs,
and hands-on work experience. Encourages individualized professional
development plans to guide staff to success, focusing on areas needing
growth. Recommends personnel action, including hiring, promotions, and
present at local or national conferences, serve on panels, or contribute to
chair or serve on internal, institutional, local, or national committees.
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years experience
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
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.
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