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Health Policy Services Analyst II - Neuro-Cognitive (Alzheimer's Research)
Company: Vanderbilt Health
Location: Nashville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/21/2021
Expire Date: 02/20/2021
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Education, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Quality Control, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Health Policy Services Analyst II - Neuro-Cognitive (Alzheimer's Research)

The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center is accepting applications for a Health Policy/Services Analyst II to commence immediately. This position will assist with daily research activities, focusing on data management and analysis, scientific/technical writing, and staff coordination for a NIH clinical research portfolio for a Center faculty member.


The position emphasizes clinical (human subjects) research focused on investigating early symptoms of risk factors for abnormal cognitive aging, including mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Research outcomes are focused on neuroimaging, neuropsychological, and other biomarkers of disease. Day to day activities include scientific/technical writing, supporting and preparing manuscript and grant submissions; preparing scientific presentations; managing end-to-end biostatistical analysis pipelines; serving as a resource to faculty, staff, and trainees, including training team members on data collection, management and analysis best practices, and multimodal (i.e., abstracts, posters, talks, and full manuscripts) research dissemination.


The position provides an excellent opportunity to refine one’s data management, data analytic, scientific writing, and clinical research leadership skills.

  • Uses quantitative and qualitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination and conduct of research projects
  • Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department
  • Coordinates focus groups or participates in other qualitative data collection, as necessary
  • Proposes, summarizes and interprets complex analyses
  • Uses advanced programming and statistical expertise to manage and analyze data
  • Coordinates development of datasets, data cleaning, data quality assurance, and data reporting
  • Responsible for sourcing (internally or externally) and managing large and/or complex datasets
  • Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming codes and pipelines
  • Seeks out opportunities to streamline and/or automate processes
  • Prepares materials and drafts sections of presentations and written documents for internal and external use
  • Drafts section of research proposals
  • Creates charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results
  • Contributes to peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts
  • Develops and maintains relevant domain knowledge and expertise in clinical and statistical best practices

Qualifications & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

    Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


      • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
      • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
      • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
      • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
      • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
      • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
      • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
      • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


      • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
      • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
      • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

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