This position is within the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve health and well-being of people living in low-resource settings. Our team has a dynamic reach across local, national, and international communities.
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) seeks an Associate Program Manager who will work on the Hausa Brain Healtt Collaborative - a series of projects focused on improving the health of people with brain disorders among the Hausa-speaking people of Africa with a focus on northern Nigeria. Current active studies include two large NIH-funded five-year projects.
Bridging the Childhood Epilepsy Treatment Gap in Africa (BRIDGE) is enrolling about 1800 children into a cluster randomized clinical trial comparing task-shifting epilepsy care to epilepsy-trained community health workers compared to physician care at 60 sites in three cities in northern Nigeria.
Childhood Status Epilepticus and Epilepsy Determinants of Outcome (SEED) is a large cohort study that will enroll 1650-1800 children with status epilepticus (SE) in Kano, Nigeria, where currently the short-term SE-associated mortality is about 23%. SEED will (a) conduct detailed phenotyping of childhood SE, (b) determine clinical and genomic predictors of SE-associated short- and long-term outcomes, and (c) determine clinical and genomic predictors of the development of epilepsy among children who survive their first seizure as SE.
The Associate Program Manager will be responsible for facilitating study team coordination and communication, assisting with data management and reporting, and other research-related and administrative duties as assigned. The position requires excellent communication, organization, and collaboration skills. The role requires a resourceful individual who can take initiative to gather suitable information and data to address tasks and complete assignments in a timely manner. Although some travel may be required, this position will be based in Nashville, Tennessee USA in the VIGH offices.
Expected responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Support programmatic and data teams in day-to-day activities
Schedule and coordinate meetings and events for the study teams, including agenda, minutes, and following up on action items
Maintain and track human subjects certifications and other necessary training for study personnel
Maintain and update protocol versions, consents, and other study forms
Communicate with in-country study team regarding operations and logistics
Assist with reports for Data and Safety Monitoring Boards and funding agencies, as well as internal team meetings
Contribute to manuscripts and conference abstracts and assist with submissions
Other duties as assigned
Minimum requirements include a relevant bachelors-level degree, with excellent writing and communication skills, as well as organizational skills. Superior organizational skills are required. Experience in data management and/or analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, REDCap) is preferred. Fluency in English, spoken and written, is required. Additional language skills, and experience living and/or working in cultures outside of the US is a plus.
Unit/Department Summary :
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) builds capacity through interdisciplinary global health education and training programs , conducts implementation science and research, and provides technical assistance service to government and civil sector organizations in countries supported by the President's Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through an an affiliated organization, Friends in Global Health (FGH) .
As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve health
and well being of people living in low-resource settings. Our work reflects this commitment.
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