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Job Title: Staff Scientist (Epidemiologist/Genetic epidemiologist)
Job Number: 1801364
Organization: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Posted: 3/12/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN    USA
Position Description: Looking for a candidate with a degree in epidemiology or related field to work on genetic epidemiology studies in an academic research setting. The job entails working with large data sets including electronic health record-linked DNA biobanks and epidemiological cohorts. Responsibilities include phenotype development and validation using de- identified medical records, with the ultimate goal of understanding how genetic variation impacts human health and disease. Required skills include an understanding of epidemiological and statistical methods and an ability to analyze and work with large data sets. A biological background or experience in genetic research is preferred.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to assist with manuscript development. Experience with working with large epidemiological data sets using R or SAS statistical packages is preferred.

About the job: Assists the Principal Investigator with grant and manuscript preparation. Independently carry out and design highly sophisticated and independent experiments. Mentor and train graduate students and post doctoral fellow in developing their research projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Independently oversee research projects and perform near to totally independent research. Supervise, plan, design and implement research projects oEstablish highly complex protocol(s); define data collection, evaluation and analysis procedures Exercise discretion and independent judgment to develop methods and procedures for operation of complex scientific equipment Supervise set-up and operation of various scientific experiments involving complex apparatus and equipment Contribute to research so as to merit serving as author or co-author on research publications, etc. Assist principal investigator in writing research grants and contract proposals Assists PI in manuscript preparation for scientific journals. Present research findings as needed Responsible for plan and coordination of literature and library searches and data collection programs Develop reports of results, graphs, charts, tables, etc. of research findings Supervise writing, reviewing and editing of various materials for publication Provide supervisory responsibility to staff Mentor and teach graduate students and post doctoral fellows in developing their projects and on specific techniques and protocols. Train and supervise technical staff, medical and graduate students Provide technical guidance to students, pos-doctoral fellows and faculty as required May provide budget responsibility Make recommendations to principal investigator regarding staff, supply and equipment needs for research projects May monitor expenditures of funds Maintain open communication between department and others Open contact as needed with principal investigator, collaborating professionals, Purchasing, Human Resource Services, Space and Facilities Planning, asset management personnel, Environmental Health and Safety, Institutional Review Board staff, administrative staff relating to budget capabilities Contact as required with sponsoring agencies and/or cooperating facilities (e.g. V.A.), collaborating professionals and vendors

Qualifications: Doctorate/PhD (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 6/30/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jonathan Mosley, MD, PhD,  Assistant Professor of Medicine
Contact Location: 2525 West End Ave, Suite 1500

Nashville   TN  37203
United States
Contact Location: 2525 West End Ave, Suite 1500
  Nashville   TN  37203
  United States
Contact Phone: (615) 875-2965 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: jonathan.d.mosley@Vanderbilt.Edu
Web Address: 2525 West End Ave, Suite 1500
How to Apply: To submit an application, click VUMC Job Search, click on External Applicants, then search for job # 1801364.

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Web Site Delete Date: 6/30/2018