Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center (VTC) and Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis (RePORT)-Brazil
Role Summary: The Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center and RePORT-Brazil seek to fill the Program Manager position with a motivated individual interested in both U.S. and international research and training to tackle the global TB epidemic. The incumbent will assist with coordinating efforts of the Center, based in the Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). They will also assist with the research activities of RePORT-Brazil, and work to develop additional research projects, particularly in Portuguese-speaking countries (e.g., Brazil and Mozambique). Interaction with Departments across the Medical School as well as entities throughout the university and with our external partners will be a vital component of coordination. The Program Manager will report to the Program Manager and Research Program Manager, as well as the VTC Director.
The Vanderbilt Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases is dedicated to enhancing prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through discovery and application of new knowledge that is seamlessly integrated with mentoring trainees to become the next generation of national leaders in the field. This mission is enhanced by our strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, social and intellectual diversity, commitment to life-long self-learning, and professionalism dedicated to teamwork and collegiality. The ID Division's mission emphasizes a global perspective, as well as maintaining excellence and compassion in every clinical encounter. Clinical and research program strengths include HIV medicine, mycobacterial infections, and infectious diseases in transplantation recipients. Epidemiology and patient oriented research initiatives are flourishing in drug and vaccine development (for HIV, tuberculosis, and other pathogens), hospital epidemiology, and emerging/re-emerging infections. The Division also is deeply committed to excellence in teaching of medical students, residents, our colleagues in practice and ID fellows.
Work Hours and Additional Information:
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week).
Hours and days may vary. Flexibility is very important given that we have global collaborators in different time zones.
Salary ranges dependent upon years of education and experience.
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Masters in Public Health or similar degree is strongly preferred, Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant experience is required. A science background, preferably in public health and infectious disease clinical or translational research, is preferred. A willingness to engage in diverse activities is desired, including organizational and scientific tasks (e.g. protocols, manuscripts, grant applications, IRB submissions, VTC website and external communications). Fluency in Portuguese is required.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experiences:
* Experience working with grant submissions and/or studies for NIH and CDC highly preferred
* Scientific writing
* Ability to coordinate multiple projects at one time
* Experience working across multidisciplinary departments
* Ability to exhibit cultural competence with international partners, particularly in Brazil and Mozambique
* Proficient use of Microsoft Office Products (including Word, Excel, and Outlook) as well as experience with online platforms (such as REDCap, Sharepoint, Wordpress)
* Ability to relate effectively with all professionals, and respect confidentiality
* Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
* Data management expertise advantageous
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
* Assist with administrative efforts in identifying, creating and preparing grant applications for the VTC Director and other faculty in the VTC. Will work closely with the Program Managers and grants administrators in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and the Vanderbilt Department of Medicine for grant submissions, both pre- and post-award.
* Plan, develop and implement meetings to meet grant submission goals, objectives, and timelines
o This includes meetings of the VTC and of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium
* Facilitate activities of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium, together with the VTC Director (Chair of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium Steering Committee).
o Organize conference calls, memos, minutes.
o Assist in writing study protocols of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium
* Maintain and create research program databases, including the studies and personnel of the VTC, RePORT-Brazil related studies and the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium
* Assist with progress reports to funding agencies (e.g., for RePORT-Brazil grants)
* Assist with the development of presentations for VTC faculty and fellows
* Coordinate meeting agendas and travel plans for visiting scholars and collaborators
* Collaborate with local and regional partners to organize an annual TB Symposium
* Develop marketing strategies for VTC events and work with VIGH communications staff to maximize the visibility of VTC activities to both Vanderbilt and external audiences
* Maintain and update website platforms and social media for the VTC and RePORT-Brazil
* Willingness to travel to research sites as Vanderbilt travel policy allows
Exceptional ability to go "above and beyond" to ensure problem resolution and project completion
* Demonstrate proficient problem-solving tactics to simply conclude the issue at hand
* Proven ability to organize and impart information
* Act as a liaison for the VTC, and delegate inquiries and concerns to the VTC leadership
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