The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center is accepting applications for a Neuroscience Program Analyst (Health Policy/Services Analyst II). This position will assist with research activities, including grant and manuscript preparation, for a large NIH clinical research portfolio under the direct guidance of the Center Director.
The position emphasizes clinical (human subjects) research focused on investigating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk factors for abnormal cognitive aging, including mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Research outcomes are focused on neuroimaging, neuropsychological, and cardiovascular variables. Day to day activities include scientific/technical writing, supporting and preparing manuscript and grant submissions; preparing scientific presentations; biostatistics collaboration management; working closely with trainees to move projects forward; and serving as a resource to faculty, staff, and trainees, including training team members on research dissemination activities.
The position provides an excellent opportunity to refine one's scientific writing and clinical research leadership skills working with an interdisciplinary team of more than 30 faculty, staff, and trainees.
Coordinates research projects
Uses quantitative and qualitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination and conduct of research projects
Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department
Demonstrates expertise with key software programs essential to support research activities
Data management and analysis
Uses advanced programming and statistical expertise to manage and analyze data
Responsible for managing large and/or complex datasets
Coordinates development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting
Summarizes and interprets complex analyses
Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming codes
Oversees analytical requests for faculty and trainee projects
Serves as key liaison for collaboration activities among biostatisticians, faculty, and trainees
Prepares materials and drafts sections of presentations and written documents
Demonstrates exceptional presentation skills
Prepares materials for grant proposals and presentations
Organizes and formats data for presentations, publications, and internal use
Creates charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results
Drafts section of research proposals and grant progress reports
Drafts technical report sections and protocols
Contributes to peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts
Manages and tracks manuscript submissions
Manages NIH compliance activities related to published work
Serve as a resource to staff and students
Provides guidance to staff, students and fellows as required
Train staff, students and fellows as needed
Manages didactics, journal clubs, and other educational opportunities
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