The Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center and RePORT-Brazil seeks to fill the Program Manager position with a motivated individual interested in both U.S. and international research and training to tackle the global TB epidemic. The incumbent will assist with coordinating efforts of the Center, based in the Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). They will also assist with the research activities of RePORT-Brazil, and work to develop additional research projects, particularly in Portuguese-speaking countries (e.g., Brazil). Interaction with Departments across the Medical School as well as entities throughout the university and with our external partners will be a vital component of coordination. The Program Manager will report to the Program Manager and Research Program Manager, as well as the VTC Director.Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Assist with administrative efforts in identifying, creating and preparing grant applications for the VTC Director and other f aculty in the VTC. Will work closely with t he Program Managers and grants a dministrators in the Vanderbilt Institute f or Global Health and the Vanderbilt D epartment of Medicine for grant submissions, b oth pre- and post-award. Plan, develop and implement meetings to meet g rant submission goals, objectives, and t imelines Maintain and create research program d atabases, including the studies and p ersonnel of the VTC, RePORT-Brazil related s tudies and other RePORT networks. Assist with progress reports to funding a gencies (e.g., NIH) Assist with the development of presentations f or VTC faculty and fellows Coordinate meeting agendas and travel plans f or visiting scholars and collaborators Collaborate with local and regional partners t o organize an annual TB Symposium Develop marketing strategies for VTC events a nd work with VIGH communications staff to m aximize the visibility of VTC activities to b oth Vanderbilt and external audiences Maintain and update website platforms and s ocial media for the VTC and RePORT-Brazil Willingness to travel to research sites as V anderbilt travel policy allows Exceptional ability to go “above and beyond” t o ensure problem resolution and project c ompletion Demonstrate proficient problem-solving t actics to simply conclude the issue at hand Proven ability to organize and impart i nformation Act as a liaison for the VTC, and delegate i nquiries and concerns to the VTC leadership
This is a full-time position (40 hours per weeek).
Hours and days may vary. Flexibility is very important given that we have global collaborators in different time zones.
Salary ranges dependent upon years of education and experience.
Experience may be substituted for education: basic qualification requirement on a 2:1 basis (2 years of experience for each year of education required, but not attained).
This position requires a Masters in Public Health or similar degree, or Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2 years of relevant experience. A science background, preferably in public health and infectious disease clinical or translational research, is preferred. A willingness to engage in diverse activities is desired, including organizational and scientific tasks (e.g. protocols, manuscripts, grant applications, IRB submissions, VTC website and external communications). Fluency in Portuguese is required.Preferred Education, Skills and Experiences:
Experience working with grant submissions and/or studies for NIH and CDC highly preferred Scientific writing Ability to coordinate multiple projects at one time Experience working across multidisciplinary departments Ability to exhibit cultural competence with international partners, particularly in Brazil Proficient use of Microsoft Office Products (including Word, Excel, and Outlook) as well as experience with online platforms (such as REDCap, Sharepoint, WordPress) Ability to relate effectively with all professionals, and respect confidentiality Outstanding written and verbal communication skills Data management expertise advantageous