Associate Clinical Research Navigator - VICTR - Vanderbilt Coordinating Center - VCC
The Associate Clinical Research Navigator (CRN) is the primary resource, providing personalized, expert assistance to internal Vanderbilt faculty and staff members as well as to external research sponsors, for a very diverse platform of clinical research projects. This position will be housed within the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), specifically within the Vanderbilt Coordinating Center (VCC) for clinical and translational research. The CRN advocates for researchers and study coordinators, identifies barriers to optimal study execution, formulates, implements, and assesses solutions to those barriers, identifies resources needed for the timely & successful completion of research projects, refers investigators to appropriate clinical research services and/or cores within or outside of the Vanderbilt community, consults on and provides input to institutional polices, and identifies and promotes clinical research best practices. This position initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with key central research contacts within various offices in order to facilitate the timely and proper initiation and ongoing operation of clinical research projects overseen by the VCC. The CRN knows who to contact and where to seek answers when investigators have questions about preparing grant proposals, identifying study funding, ongoing financial management, Medicare Coverage Analysis, contract negotiations, safety committees, IRB submissions, scientific review submission, study feasibility, recruitment methods, data management, and study implementation. The CRN is also responsible for tracking the progress of clinical research protocols through each step of the regulatory/administrative process and following up as necessary to ensure efficient service.
About the Department:
The Vanderbilt Coordinating Center (VCC) provides comprehensive, central support for a diverse platform of clinical and translational research projects. The VCC first began in 1989 under the direct leadership of Dr. Gordon Bernard. Its initial focus was on providing coordinating center support for investigator-initiated trials overseen at Vanderbilt. In 2016, with the addition of several large, innovative clinical trial grants within the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) and due to an ever-growing need to provide more specialized, flexible support to Vanderbilt investigators, a need surfaced to reinstate the VCC. For more information, please visit https://vcc.vumc.org .
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