In your pivotal role as a Research Services Specialist, you will serve as the primary resource, providing personalized assistance to internal VUMC faculty and staff members, as well as to external research colleagues, on a very diverse platform of research projects. You will Initiate, develop, and maintain relationships with key central research contacts within various VUMC offices to facilitate the proper operation of research projects. In this role, you will consult on complex research and regulatory issues in conjunction with the team(s) to identify solutions and develop improvement processes. You will also research topics of departmental, institutional or strategic importance.
About the Department:
The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (VICTR) is Vanderbilt's virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of Research and the NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Service Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. VICTR functions to help researchers and clinicians do their jobs better by providing tools and support to improve the quality of research, publications, grant writing, and training for future doctors and researchers. For more information, please visit https://victr.vumc.org/ .
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Provide research consultation and services to all levels of research colleagues.
Collaborate with internal and external customers to evaluate current services for continual improvement and the development of new research services.
Educate the research community regarding resources available to clinicians and researchers to improve all aspects of the research enterprise.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
RESEARCH SERVICES (INTERMEDIATE)
Assist researchers and clinicians in improving the quality of research and grants by identifying collaborators, connecting investigators with resources/funding opportunities, and developing tools to further the research enterprise. Identify barriers to optimal study execution and formulate, implement, and assess solutions to those barriers. Identify resources needed for the timely & successful completion of research projects. Provide available resources for preparing grant proposals, identifying study funding, ongoing financial management safety committees, IRB submissions, scientific review submission, study feasibility, recruitment methods, data management, and study implementation. May assist in the development of study budgets and billing grids to facilitate capture of all study costs and compliance with regulations.
REGULATORY SERVICES (INTERMEDIATE)
Advise and assist investigators with the optimal application of the federal, state, and local laws, guidance documents, GCP/ICH guidelines, VUMC Institutional policies, and HRPP/IRB policies and procedures while meeting the objectives of the VUMC research community. Consults on complex research and regulatory issues to identify solutions and develop improvement processes. Comprehend, manage, and facilitate IRB regulatory assurance(s), contracts, agreements, and IRB policies and procedures. Track the progress of clinical research protocols through each step of the regulatory/administrative process and following up as necessary to ensure efficient service. Coordinate the ongoing analysis and modification of protocols and recommend amendments to study protocols, as appropriate. Assure adherence to FDA and other regulatory guidelines.
QUALITY ASSURANCE (INTERMEDIATE)
Critically analyze current research practices and policies through observation, data collection, peer reviews, interviews, and industry analysis to assess quality of existing workflow processes and identify improvements needed to maximize quality and efficiency. Develop and implement training programs on the strategic application of IRB policies and procedures, federal mandates and guidelines, GCP/ICH guidance, and other applicable topics (e.g., budget development, research billing, grants, contracts, COI). Provides ongoing assistance, consultation and education to research personnel regarding quality assurance.
OPERATIONAL SERVICES (INTERMEDIATE)
Provide expertise and guidance on operational goals, business strategies, ethical considerations, regulatory mandates, and institutional practices, policies and workflow. Advise and assists investigators, key study personnel, and other team members in the development of data tools, record keeping, study budgets, process improvement plans, and efficient timelines for research studies. Assist with the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive electronic systems including reporting to sustain efficient operations.
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