IMPH Administrative Careers

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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 more than 50 departments, 292 faculty, 208 staff, 110 graduate students, more than 21 centers, and all ten schools. The Institute reaches across the state, nation, and the global community to translate knowledge into better health.

We currently manage a grant and contract portfolio that exceeds $200 million and spans topics from aging to zoonosis and methods from clinical trials and community-engaged research to bioinformatics and personalized medicine to ethics and policy.

As we grow, we are looking for individuals who are as excited as we are about expanding our research portfolio and achieving even higher levels of service to our investigators so that they can compete well for funding, manage projects efficiently, and make discoveries that advance health.

Our administrative positions manage a portfolio of responsibilities that include budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, developing grant applications, development of sponsored clinical trials, research administration and compliance, marketing and communication, creating visual presentations, creating infographics, data management and analysis. Our service-delivery model utilizes a team-centric and collaborative approach to provide deliverables, create systems, and develop tools. A focus on relationships and community are essential to the team’s success.

Please don’t hesitate to be in contact if you have related experience.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

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

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. 

Learn more about this position and apply online.


 

This role will be responsible for varied and highly complex duties involving the use of accounting practices and requiring the exercise of judgment in selecting and applying guidelines.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Initiating and processing transactions
  • Researching discrepancies
  • Reconciling financial transactions
  • Tracking financial and payroll information
  • Maintenance of electronic files and databases
  • General administrative responsibilities in support of the institute

Preferred experience and skills:

  • Strong experience with accounting and financial responsibilities
  • Familiarity with pre- and post-award administration
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets and database applications
  • Professional work style with high level of problem solving skills
  • 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. 

Learn more about this position and apply online