Provide project management support and analysis under occasional guidance for evidence-based clinical initiatives. Interface and collaborate extensively with Principal Investigators and other appropriate health system departments. Identify appropriate resources needed and coordinate the curation of scientific evidence. Coordinate activities of best practice maintenance, clinician guidance documentation and engagement, project team, project development and timeline management, special projects, quality control of deliverables and standardization of processes toward more effective and efficient operations. Interface and collaborate extensively with health system operational departments.
The Department of Biostatistics at VUMC was founded in 2003, tasked with the mission of bringing biostatistical expertise to the Vanderbilt community. With the unflagging support of the School of Medicine, and the diligence and creativity of our faculty and staff, we daily fulfill our mission: engaging in cutting-edge statistical methodology research, providing collaborative support and educational resources for biomedical and basic science researchers across the university, and training a new generation of Biostatisticians. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/biostatistics/.
This is a standard Monday - Friday day time role with flexibility required and extended based on business needs.
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Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Develop and apply bioinformatics tools to process, analyze, and interpret high throughput datasets, including DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and single cell RNA-seq.
Apply biological and statistical knowledge to draw rigorous, actionable conclusions form complex data sets.
Communicate findings internally and externally.
Collaborate with groups across the institution to support research projects.
Participate in the preparation of written reports and oral presentations summarizing data analysis results, including detailed description of bioinformatics methods, detailed analysis of results, and synthesis of conclusions from summary tables.
Take initiative to acquire new bioinformatics, statistical or programming skills as needed.
Plan, develop, lead and execute projects in order to meet established goals and objectives at the direction of the Principal Investigator.
Perform data collection, analysis, and interpretation to update current processes.
Facilitates the proper level of regulatory compliance for each study, preparing quality-related documentation and addressing quality-related findings.
Participate in presentations at scientific conferences, steering committee meetings, or other scientific meetings as needed by the Principal Investigator and project.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position, and additional duties may be assigned.
PROJECT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (INTERMEDIATE)
Provide professional and scientific leadership in the execution of day-to-day project activities. Plan and maintain schedule of projects and timelines. Develop research protocols and prepare draft/final study protocols for studies. Meet budgetary requirements and aims of the grant award. Identify gaps in processes and potential areas for improvement. Participate in meetings as required with sponsoring agencies and/or collaborating professionals and vendors. Communicate as needed with colleagues, leadership, Principal Investigator, collaborating professionals, the Human Research Protection Program, the scientific community, and others.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (NOVICE)
Develop and communicate appropriate project documentation, including project overview, scope, team structure, status reports, issues management reports, change control reports, meeting notes, etc. as required in a timely manner. Coordinate and lead steering committee, project team and work group meetings, as required. Manage and communicate project status to team members and executive staff, including management of project website, consistent status reporting and presentations. Identify, document, and manage project issues and escalate, as appropriate, to achieve timely resolution. Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies including meeting deadlines, when applicable.
DATA ANALYSIS (INTERMEDIATE)
Serve as the data expert on projects. Perform data collection and evaluation. Perform data analysis, data QC, and data interpretation. Evaluate significance of data and report findings. Update database(s), or provide information as case may be, on a daily basis. Ensure integrity and security of scientific data. Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies including meeting deadlines.
PUBLICATION MANAGEMENT (INTERMEDIATE)
Review, edit and contribute to various materials for publication. Assist in manuscript preparation for scientific journals. Generate SOPs, graphs, slides, protocols, and manuscripts for publication. Plan and coordinate literature and library searches, as well as data collection programs. Generate reports for internal use and generate executive level study summaries for leadership as needed.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Practice unique scientific methods, tests, techniques, etc. Maintain tools, computer programs, and SOPs required for studies. Ensure that regulations and SOPs are followed in all activities. Provide project management leadership through effective goal setting, delegation, hands-on involvement and communication. May contribute to intellectual property development and patent prosecution.
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