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Research Analyst I, Biomedical Informatics

**JOB SUMMARY:**

Under direct supervision, provide support for social, economic or health related research; assist in investigating, gathering, assessing, and clarifying data; record and distribute information; assist in general laboratory maintenance and inventory control.

**Department/Unit Summary:**

The mission of the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical informatics has complementary themes that include education, research, service, and a commitment to our colleagues in our own institution and around the world. The Educational Mission is to educate undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate trainees in the theory and practice of biomedical informatics. The Research and Service Mission is to develop and evaluate innovative technologies for the storage, retrieval, dissemination, and application of biomedical knowledge, in order to support clinical practice, biomedical research, life-long learning, and administration and as a result, to contribute to the professional body of knowledge in the field of biomedical informatics. The Professional and Ethical Mission is to maintain cooperation and collegiality with all those who learn and work with us locally, nationally, and internationally; and, to develop and disseminate ethical and professional standards for the conduct of biomedical informatics research and for the use and evaluation of health care informatics applications.

**Position Shift:**

Day Shift/ Exempt Position

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**Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:**

**KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:**

+ Collect and organize data from a variety of reference sources

+ Prepare charts, graphs, and tables according to accepted research practices

+ Perform preliminary analysis

+ Assist in investigating and gathering data

+ Route questionnaires, record information and distribute results using established procedures

+ Assist with recruiting and interviewing study participants

+ Provide appropriate documentation for research

+ Update manual and/ or automated database file and maintain records

+ Assist in the preparation of materials for publication

+ Edit and/or type manuscripts according to accepted practices

+ Keep abreast of trends in field of study

+ Read professional journals and attend meetings and/or seminars

+ May supervise student assistants

+ Plan and assign work

+ May assist in lab maintenance.

+ Order supplies and equipment.

+ Monitor and maintain inventory control.

**Position Qualifications:**

**·** **Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and <1 years experience required.**

***CA**

***IND000**

***NHCN**

**Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:**

**Movement**

+ Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

+ Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

+ Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

+ Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

+ Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

+ Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

+ Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

+ Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

**Sensory**

+ Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

+ Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

+ Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

**Environmental Conditions**

**Job** _Research_

**Organization:** _Biomedical Informatics 104785_

**Title:** _Research Analyst I, Biomedical Informatics_

**Location:** _TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave_

**Requisition ID:** _2009129_

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Research Analyst I, Biomedical Informatics

Full time
Nashville, TN

Published on 09/20/2020