Research Analyst I

Nashville, Davidson County
Jul 15, 2014


This is a full-time, non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.



A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.



The term research analyst will contribute to data coding and data entry for a portfolio of cognitive aging research studies at the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center, including a large, longitudinal NIH-funded clinical research study focused on identifying risk factors for abnormal cognitive aging, including mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. The position provides an excellent opportunity to gain fundamental clinical research experience for recent college graduates who want to work for one year before going to graduate school or medical school.



Experience: One year of prior research related work experience is preferred though not required. Prior experience with REDCap is preferred but not required.


Key Functions and Expected Performances

1. Collect, organize, and enter data from a variety of reference sources

            1a. Collect or code data from records and files

            1b. Enter data into database

1c. Prepare charts, graphs, and tables according to accepted research practices  

            1d. Perform preliminary analyses


2. Provide appropriate documentation for research

            2a. Update manual and/ or automated database file and maintain records


3. May supervise student assistants

            3a. Plan and assign work


4. Administrative activities

4a. Organize and manage data

4b. Assist with grant applications, grant regulatory paperwork, and Institutional Review Board documentation


Basic Qualifications

Job requires Bachelor's and 0 months of experience or the equivalent.

Job Research

Primary Location TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave

Organization Neurology-Macdonald 104401