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Vanderbilt Health
Nashville, Tennessee , United States (on-site)
2 days ago
Vanderbilt Health
Nashville, Tennessee , United States (on-site)
2 days ago


Project Manager

Department of Biostatistics


Provide project management support and analysis under occasional guidance for evidence-based clinical research initiatives. Interface and collaborate extensively with Principal Investigators and other personnel. Identify appropriate resources needed and coordinate the activities of the clinical research team. Coordinate activities of best practice maintenance, clinical research operating procedures, 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 clinical researchers and clinical research administrators.

Department/Unit Summary

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

Position Shift

This is a standard Monday - Friday day time role with flexibility required and extended based on business needs.

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  • 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 documentations and addressing quality-related findings.
  • Support 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.


  • Provide professional and administrative leadership in the execution of day-to-day project activities. Plan and maintain schedule of projects and timelines. Support the development of research protocols and prepare draft/final study protocols for studies. 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain data related to project progress. Perform data collection and evaluation to support the research processes. Evaluate significance of data and report findings. Update project database(s), or provide information as case may be, on a daily basis. Ensure the integrity and security of project data. Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies including meeting deadlines.

  • 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. Support unique clinical research 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree (Master's Preferred)
  • 3 years of relevant experience (Required)

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

  • 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: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous: 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.
  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Environmental Conditions
  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67067175
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee , United States
  • Company Name For Job: Vanderbilt Health
  • Position Title: Project Manager
  • Job Function: Case Management

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