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.
The Department of Neurology boasts a strong research portfolio across its subspecialties. Faculty members are regular contributors to scientific journals and receive generous funding from public, private, and government institutions. Grants and contracts are growing, and faculty members are focused on recruiting and supporting clinical and translational research programs focused on precision in diagnosis and treatment. These research activities provide patients with hosts of opportunities to participate in clinical trials and other investigations aimed at improving quality of life and ultimately changing the course of neurological disease. Total sponsored research in the department has doubled since 2016, and there has been a three-fold increase in clinical trials in recent years.
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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.
Assesses the configuration of the team and their responsibilities. Identifies potential modifications or improvements to team structure and individual responsibilities.
Develops and communicates team goals and provides follow-up as needed to assure timely completion.
Creates an environment that encourages and supports self-development and learning through regular, timely feedback.
Listens and understands other team members' points of view. Considers suggestions from others. Creates and supports a climate of trust, openness, and honest communication.
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES: PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (INTERMEDIATE): - Planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific program goals and objectives. PEER LEADERSHIP (INTERMEDIATE): - The ability to show leadership and influence people of equal rank in an effort to accomplish team goals. FINANCIAL PROCESSES (INTERMEDIATE): - Ability to monitor costs, expenses and revenue as well as the ability to manage those costs and expenses in relation to budgeted amounts. QUALITY MANAGEMENT (INTERMEDIATE): - Developing a systematic process of checking to see whether a process or service is meeting specific requirements. NETWORKING (INTERMEDIATE): - Build relationships through industry contacts, professional organizations and individuals. PROCESS IMPROVEMENT (INTERMEDIATE): - Identifies, analyzes and improves upon existing business processes for optimization and to meet standards of quality.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P2):
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P2):
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P2):
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P2):
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P2):