Research Analyst (Center for Research on Men's Health)

Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $49,000 - $67,000 a year
Under the supervision of the Director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health and the projects director(s), the research analyst will provide scientific support to leadership and assist with developing, maintaining, executing and disseminating findings from research studies and projects that focus on the health and well-being of adult males, primarily African American and Latino men. These projects or tasks may include behavioral interventions, conducting and analyzing data from focus groups and/or interviews; assisting with the development and dissemination of the findings of the Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card; analyzing existing qualitative or quantitative data for publications and presentations; helping develop and/or maintain partnerships; supporting and preparing grants proposals, preparing and presenting abstracts and presentations for professional meetings and conferences.

The Center for Research on Men’s Health (CRMH) is a university-wide center at Vanderbilt University. The center director reports directly to the Vice Provost for Research and the center sits administratively in her office. CRMH fosters research that bridges social sciences, humanities, medicine and public health to understand and improve the health and well-being of adult males. Most of our current projects focus on the health and well-being of middle-aged and older African American or Latino men. An important goal of CRMH is to be a national and global leader in the elimination of unjust differences in health behaviors and health outcomes among men.

This position does not have supervisory responsibility; the position reports administratively to the Administrative Officer and functionally to the director(s) of specific projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate research procedures

Drafts and aids in the development of project materials and protocols
Recruits, screens and enrolls project participants, churches, and other organizations according to approved protocols
Engages in communication regarding projects, including providing study information, answering questions, scheduling appointments, and following up to collect study-related information
Conducts interviews, focus group discussions and project process evaluations
Prepares, submits and monitors Institutional Review Board materials

Collects, Organizes and Evaluates Study Data

Conducts data entry, maintenance, organization and storage of data within research platforms and project files
Updates and organizes study-related forms
Prepares basic statistical, qualitative and quantitative analyses of research data

Prepare Materials for Presentations, Publications and Proposals

Conducts literature reviews
Participates in writing sections for scientific manuscripts and grant proposals
Develops study-related documents (consent forms, fliers, questionnaires, etc.) to ensure that they are culturally sensitive and written at an appropriate level of health literacy

Keep Abreast of Trends

Reads professional journals and attends meetings and/or seminars
Participates in and maintains certifications required by Vanderbilt, the department and funding sponsors

Profile of an Ideal Candidate:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is required.
1 year of related health research experience is preferred.
Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Work or other relevant field from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills with close attention to detail
Ability to interact in an effective, positive and appropriate manner with diverse populations
Committed to maintaining confidentiality of records and information and an excellent understanding of the compliance obligations associated with IRB/HIPPA
Experience with qualitative analysis software (Nvivo, Atlas, etc.) and/or quantitative analysis software (SPSS, R, STATA, etc.) is preferred
Ability to apply health behavior and social science theory to research study implementation is preferred.

About Vanderbilt Benefits:
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview.

About Vanderbilt University:
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.


Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job: Research, Extension, and Other Education Professionals
Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville
Organization: 27750 - Center for Research on Men's Health