The Center for Health Services Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center seeks an experienced staff scientist to assist with grant writing, research project supervision, and manuscript writing. The Center supports a large portfolio of research to improve the quality, safety, value, and equity of health care delivery, as well as patient-centered health outcomes. The Center is a major component of the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health. The staff scientist will work closely with senior Principal Investigators to develop extramural grant applications and lead projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other agencies. Studies include pragmatic clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, implementation research, and longitudinal cohort studies. The position requires high level research skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.
The Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research is a critical component for the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) and engages with more than 160 scientists and other professionals across VUMC to conduct research and discover, implement, and disseminate workable solutions for modern-day problems in health care delivery, health care quality, and patient-center outcomes. For additional information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/hsr/center-health-services-research.
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Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Primary: Work closely with senior PIs to lead preparation of scientific grant applications
Supervise overall proposal development process including adherence to timeline and submission requirements
Develop scientific sections of the proposal including significance, innovation, and methods
Supervise administrative staff engaged in compiling information such as biosketches both locally and with collaborators at other institutions
Interact with grants management personnel in developing budget and budget justification
Independently oversee research projects and perform near to totally independent research
Supervise, plan, design, and implement research projects
Establish detailed study protocols; define data collection, evaluation, and analysis procedures
Complete and follow all regulatory requirements, including IRB guidelines and submissions
Exercise discretion and independent judgment to develop methods and procedures for project execution
Assist PI in managing expenditures and budget
Assist PI in manuscript writing
Contribute to research to merit serving as author or co-author on publications
Develop reports of results, tables, figures, etc of research findings
Supervise and lead writing, reviewing, and editing of materials for publication
Serve as a resource for other members of the Center and Institute
Mentor and teach graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in developing protocols and manuscripts, especially as they relate to a project the staff scientist is working on
Create an online portal/archive of useful grant writing guidance and examples of key grant components
Effectively communicate with collaborators across the institution
Contact as required with sponsoring agencies and/or cooperating facilities (e.g. V.A.), collaborating professionals and vendors
Collaborate and contribute to efforts for large consortia
This is a full-time position.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
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