Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clinical Translational Research Coordintor I - Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology in Nashville, Tennessee


We are seeking a motivated and independent applicant for immediate hire as a clinical research coordinator in the department of behavioral and cognitive neurology. Our lab uses a combination of structural MRI, functional connectivity MRI, and behavioral testing to understand complex neurological disorders including delusions, hallucinations, free will perception, and abnormal moral behavior. The applicant will help with recruitment, coordinating patient visits, and administering behavioral testing in ongoing studies in dementia patients with neuropsychiatric symptoms. Responsibilities will include: 1.) Coordinating the approval of research protocols through the IRB; 2.) Recruitment of patients and coordination of study visits, including administration of behavioral tests and scheduling of neuroimaging; and 3.) Data entry, management, and analysis. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and a willingness to learn basic computing skills. Familiarity with psychological research tools (Presentation, E-prime), statistical software (R, SPSS), and an interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or medicine is also highly desired. Interested applications will also have the opportunity to participate in the writing of manuscripts or abstracts for scientific meetings.


  • Coordinate Research Projects

  • With assistance, prepares and processes new IRBresearch proposals, amendments, continuing review applications andadverse event reports according to institutional and departmentalpolicies and procedures.

  • Uses coordination skills and works collaboratively tocomplete research protocols, including participant eligibility andrecruitment, scheduling study visits, administering patientquestionnaires and behavioral tasks.

  • Records data from patient medical records,questionnaires, and behavioral tests onto case report forms (either paperor electronic) with awareness and attention to the requirements foraccuracy, completeness and timeliness.

Data Analysis

  • Download, organize, and store behavioral testing data onto labcomputers and servers

  • With guidance and training, conduct basic statistical processingof behavioral data using statistical software

  • Assist with the creation of figures, charts, and tables ofresearch findings

  • Assist with preparation of manuscripts and abstracts forscientific meetings, if desired.

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Additional Qualification Information:

  • Prior to advancing to a Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator II, must have completed a Research 101 course such as RSS Boot camp

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • 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.


  • 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 Professional and Managerial

Organization: Neuro-Cognitive Dis Div 104407

Title: Clinical Translational Research Coordintor I - Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology

Location: TN-Nashville-Village at Vanderbilt

Requisition ID: 1807184