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
Health Policy Services Analyst II - Neuro-Cognitive (Alzheimer's Research) JOB SUMMARY:
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
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
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
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
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.