Program Manager Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 2114569
Program Manager, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) seeks a Program Manager who will coordinate an exciting, multi-institutional, international network of clinicians and scientists. This new network entitled, DRAGNET is a CDC-funded 5 year project aimed at improving the rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and response to AMR threats through partnerships with hospitals throughout the world. DRAGNET will develop partnerships with hospitals in Greece and Israel to detect and respond to highly drug-resistant bacterial pathogens as part of a global "network of networks" coordinated by the CDC.
DRAGNET: Enhanced D etection of R esistance, A ntibiotic Stewardship and infection control, and G enome sequencing NET work for AMR
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) builds capacity through interdisciplinary global health education and training programs, conducts implementation science and research, and provides technical assistance service to government and civil sector organizations in countries supported by the President's Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through an an affiliated organization, Friends in Global Health (FGH).
As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve health and well being of people living in low-resource settings. Our work reflects this commitment.
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Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize and coordinate the multifaceted activities of DRAGNET, including those related to education, training, and research in international sites
Interface with appropriate offices (Legal, Contracts, Procurement) to establish subaward and consultant agreements, MOUs, etc. with partners in various countries
Manage finances for DRAGNET, including annual budget
Manage detailed calendar of meetings, conferences, deadlines and other events related to DRAGNET activities and personnel
Assist with the development of presentations for DRAGNET investigators
Travel to international partner sites in to implement and monitor DRAGNET activities (if appropriate, given pandemic restrictions)
Maintain and update website and social media platforms for DRAGNET
Other roles and responsibilities as assigned- it is expected that these may evolve over time
Track project timelines and milestones
Maintain IRB approvals
Communicate with in-country study team regarding operations and logistics
Prepare progress reports to funding agency
Education/Training, Research, and Clinical Activities
Coordinate scientific mission of the DRAGNET, under the guidance of the CDC and DRAGNET principal investigator
Liaise with scientific partners at Vanderbilt, CDC, Mayo Clinic, and international institutions to achieve short- and long-term research objectives and benchmarks
Directly manage all processes related to DRAGNET partners traveling for clinical, educational, and research activities
Organize and coordinate clinical conferences and collaborative research meetings via teleconference; take and disseminate minutes; identify and direct ensuing action-items
Liaise with on-site international partners to ensure adherence to education/training/clinical protocols, including appropriate documentation and reporting
Manage clinical outcomes data across multiple centers, ensure adherence to collaborative research agreements
Assist with writing and submission of scientific manuscripts
Promote the exposure and participation of DRAGNET investigators at scientific meetings (identify conferences, track deadlines, assist with abstract submission)
Additional information :
Variable hours and days. Flexibility is crucial as our collaborators are in different time zones.
As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve the health and well-being of people living in low-resource settings. Our work reflects this commitment. For additional information, please visit: https://www.vumc.org/global-health/welcome .
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