We are hiring a Research Analyst II to work with us in VCLIC!

research analyst

Job Summary:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the world leader in clinical informatics research and practice, conducting ground-breaking and innovative research.

The Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC) leads these efforts at VUMC, with a focus on making electronic health record (EHRs) safer, smarter, and more effective by using cutting edge artificial intelligence approaches to learn from the vast amount of data collected in EHRs, among other methods. We are seeking a research analyst to support for our research and operational initiatives. VCLIC coordinates clinical informatics activities across Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is working to "pave the road" for clinical informatics researchers and practitioners, ensuring that faculty, students, and staff throughout Vanderbilt find it easy to access data, test innovations, and evaluate results. VCLIC also offers lectures, trainings, competitions, and funding opportunities for Vanderbilt clinical informaticians.

The research analyst will play a key role in our initiatives, helping ensure that the center and its projects run smoothly. Candidates for the research analyst role will have an interest in healthcare and technology, and a strong desire to be part of a thriving team and Center that is working to bring high quality education, service, and research to the Vanderbilt community.

Through the VUMC Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC), the research analyst will have numerous opportunities for training and career development, including direct exposure to research and clinical care. DBMI and VCLIC, along with clinical partners, hold regular seminars and journal clubs and offer trainings on clinical informatics skills, research skills, data management, machine learning, and clinical medicine, among other topics.

This role will assist with research, project coordination, data collection, communications (scientific and operational), member management and engagement, social media/marketing, and other tasks as needed for the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC).



· Collect, organize, and evaluate data from a variety of sources including the electronic health record and interviews with study subjects using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

· Use Excel and REDCap to assist in data collection efforts, database development, and descriptive data analysis.

· Develop forms and questionnaires to collect the appropriate data

· Perform literature reviews; Retrieve journal articles; Maintain a bibliographic library of supporting material; Stay abreast of trends in clinical informatics.

· Help with the preparation of talks and presentation materials including PowerPoint slides, tables, figures, and posters.

· Conduct analysis and write reports summarizing progress, trends, and conclusions related to research and Center-sponsored projects and activities.

· Present study concepts and synthesized progress in group settings.

· Edit, prepare, and submit formal research reports and manuscripts for publication in journals and conferences. Prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation and forms for study protocol approvals and amendments.

· Project coordination tasks, including managing project timelines and meeting deadlines; keeping projects on track

· Performs a variety of administrative support which may include correspondence, calendar/meeting scheduling, mail processing, printing, organizing materials, taking meeting minutes and documenting project work.

· Create informational materials related to research or Center priorities for dissemination to participants, center members, researchers, or the community (including social media, I.e., Twitter)

· Supports day to day activities of the team

· Update faculty members’ curricula vitae

· Prepare biosketches, letters of support, and other grant submission-related documents

· VCLIC Member Management and Marketing Activities

• Data Collection (Novice): Able to clearly define the goals and objectives of the data collection task. Demonstrates the ability to collect data critical to the preparation of proposals, the accomplishment of interviews, and client, vendor and team requirements. Successfully performs a basic data collection process within the context of assignments. Helps prepare surveys and questionnaires. Has conducted simple face-to-face and/or telephone interview surveys.
• Clinical Research (Novice): Can research problems that span several areas of the department. Develops and writes basic trial protocols. Knows what information is available in the company. Designs data collection forms. Has developed networking skills which assist in researching issues.
• Analysis (Novice): Capable of reducing quantitative and conceptual problems and situations to basic elements and parts, then classifying, evaluating, and drawing conclusions. Demonstrates the ability to sift through data to determine its most significant elements. Able to turn discrete data into meaningful and valuable information which contributes to the successful completion of job assignments. Clearly recognizes cause and effect relationships.



· Bachelor’s Degree and an interest in healthcare and the use of technology to support clinical care.

· Experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


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Accepting Applications for Postdoctoral Researchers

We are accepting applications for postdocs interested in working on clinical informatics-related research projects. If you would like to be considered for a postdoc role, please email a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Elise Russo ( and Adam Wright, PhD (