This position is part of the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) administrative team, which provides support to multiple academic departments, centers and institutes. As part of our research administration team, this role is responsible for pre- and post-award accounting and financial management functions for multiple units within the IMPH.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Serve as a member of the research administration team
Manage pre- and post-award accounting functions for assigned areas in compliance with sponsor, institution, and federal guidelines and deadlines
Monitor compliance for research activities
Analyze and develop budgets, prepare financial projections, and coordinate allocation of project effort among multiple funding sources
Coordinate with team to develop and facilitate contract agreements with industry and sub-recipient partners
Serve as a resource to faculty and institute leadership on matters related to grants management and clinical trials administration

The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and four years of related experience. Extensive experience in research administration is needed.

Preferred experience and skills:

Strong experience in pre- and post-award research administration
Experience with clinical trials administration
Strong experience with accounting and financial responsibilities
Knowledge of spreadsheets and database applications
Professional work style with high level of problem solving skills
Communication skills reflecting a composed and experienced demeanor
Additionally, successful candidates will possess and demonstrate extraordinary attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously while remaining helpful and courteous, be extremely organized, efficient, team player and self-starter.

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About Vanderbilt University Medical Center Institute for Medicine & Public Health

The Institute for Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt exists to connect research and teaching with policy and practical solutions. We are charged with re-imagining and amplifying collaborations among faculty, trainees, students, and the broader community affiliated with Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The Institute reaches across the state, nation, and the global community to translate knowledge into better health.

Our goals are to:

Improve health outcomes for people, including reduction of morbidity and premature mortality, restoration to normal or improvement in biological processes, and satisfaction with health services.
Improve the quality of public and personal health services so they are safe, timely, effective, patient-centered, equitable and efficient.
Discover, create and evaluate new content of healthcare delivery, including more effective, efficient and compassionate methods for risk assessment, disease prevention, diagnosis, therapy and prognosis.
Design, implement and evaluate new structures of high quality public and personal healthcare systems, including federal, state and professional policies; payment systems, and organizational systems of healthcare delivery.
Design, implement and evaluate new, effective, efficient, and compassionate processes of healthcare delivery - the methods of delivering the content of care within the structure of care.
Understand and improve the impact of human and organizational behavior on the optimization of public and personal health.
Develop and implement educational and training programs that will provide a new generation of scholars and leaders in the science and management of public and personal health and healthcare delivery.  For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/medicine-public-health/home.