Vanderbilt University Project Coordinator (Behavioral & Social Sciences) in Nashville, Tennessee

Project Coordinator (Behavioral & Social Sciences) (Job Number: 1802043)


Under the supervision of the Director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health and the Project Director, the program manager will provide scientific support to leadership and assist with developing, executing and managing research studies and projects in health, public health, health policy, health services research, epidemiology or related disciplines. These projects or tasks may include research interventions, focus groups and/or interviews; assisting with the development and raising awareness of the Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card; analyzing existing qualitative or quantitative data; helping develop and/or maintain partnerships; supporting and preparing grants proposals, manuscripts and abstracts and presentations for professional meetings and conferences.

The Center for Research on Men’s Health (CRMH) spans Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health to foster research that bridges social sciences, humanities, medicine and public health to improve the health and well-being of adult males. An important goal of CRMH is to be a national and global leader in the elimination of unjust differences in health behaviors and health outcomes among men.

This position does not have supervisory responsibility; the position reports administratively and functionally to the center Director and Project Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develops project plans, goalsand objectives under the direction of the project director and centerleadership (i.e. milestones and timelines, resources planning).

  • Provides professional and/ortechnical leadership in the execution of day-to-day project activities(i.e. sets priorities and meets deadlines given resource constraints,facilitates meetings, monitors progress against established timelines,etc.); identifies potential areas for improvement; identifies gaps andevaluates solutions.

  • Understands and can applyhealth behavior theory to behavioral interventions and other research(i.e. draft curriculum, draft health behavior messaging and developprotocols)

  • Recruits, screens and enrollsproject participants, churches, and other organizations; monitors internaland external collaborators supporting projects.

  • With assistance, prepares andprocesses new IRB research proposals, amendments, continuing review ofapplications and adverse event reports according to institutional anddepartmental policies and procedures and federal regulations.

  • Provides input on budget,resource allocations and other plans to support projects.

DataManagement and Analysis

  • Manages datasets withinresearch platforms (i.e. REDCap, etc.).

  • Analyzes, interprets andsummarizes project datasets and data reports.

  • Develops reports of results,graphs charts tables, etc. of datasets and research findings.

ResearchCommunication, Dissemination & Training

  • Establishes and optimizes toolsthat facilitate project communication.

  • Drafts sections of grantproposals and contributes to and coauthors peer-reviewed scientificmanuscripts.

  • Delivers presentations at localmeetings and professional conferences.

  • Assists in the development ofnews and information about the center and/or specific projects that can bedisseminated to partners and key stakeholders.

  • Stay abreast and communicatescientific trends discovered through literature reviews, attendance atmeetings, conferences and seminars.

  • With guidance, coordinatesand/or trains project staff and students.

Profile of an Ideal Candidate :

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is required.

  • Master's degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Work other relevant field from an accredited institution of higher education OR at least two years of a doctoral program in a relevant field is required.

  • Experience with qualitativeanalysis software (Nvivo, Atlas, etc.) and/or quantitative analysissoftware (SPSS, R, STATA, etc.) is required.

  • Ability to apply theory toresearch study implementation is preferred.

  • Excellent oral and writtencommunication skills with close attention to detail isnecessary.

  • Ability to interact in aneffective, positive and appropriate manner with diverse populations isnecessary.

  • Committed to maintainingconfidentiality of records and information and an excellent understandingof the compliance obligations associated with IRB/HIPPA isnecessary.

About Vanderbilt Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply .

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 27750 - Center for Research on Men's Health

Job: Administrative Professional Associates

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action