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The following postions are currently accepting applications at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute:

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: January 27, 2016

    Postdoctoral Associate positions in Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

    Dr. Harald Sontheimer, professor and director of the Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, is recruiting two Postdoctoral Associates to carry out full time research under his supervision. The research will involve studying the role of astrocytes in neurological illnesses including epilepsy, trauma, Alzheimer disease and Glioma. Studies will be conducted in mouse models of disease.

    One position focuses on glia vascular interactions including the role of astrocytes in blood brain barrier maintainance and the effect of injury on their function. These studies involve multi-photon imaging in vivo, single-photon imaging in situ and possibly whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology. Basic familiarity with mouse genetics and breeding is desirable.

    The second position focuses on primary brain cancer more specifically the function and regulation of the system Xc glutamate transporter in glioma cells in the development of primary brain tumors. This project requires familiarity with tissue culture, mouse glioma models, PCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry.

  • Lab & Research Tech

    Posted: April 21, 2015

    A part-time technician position is available in the laboratory investigating brain response to emotional distress using animal models. The responsibilities include managing mouse colony, running behavioral tests on mice, immunohistochemical analyses of brain tissues and assistance with general lab needs.

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: January 22, 2014

    A Postdoctoral Associate position is available for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr. Brooks King-Casas at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/). Projects in the lab use fMRI to examine the neural computations underlying decision-making, with methods adapted from experimental economics, game theory, as well as social and computational neuroscience. We also have a strong interest in using these approaches to examine the developmental trajectory of neural mechanisms of decision-making, and how individual differences in these contribute to the development of substance use and health risk behaviors.

    The lab is located in the newly established Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, VA. The VTCRI provides full access to outstanding infrastructure, including three research-dedicated Siemens 3T Trio scanners and a high-throughput computing cluster. The successful candidate will play a lead role a highly collaborative multidisciplinary scientific efforts among the VTC School of Medicine and Research Institute, the Carilion Healthcare System, and departments across Virginia Tech.

    Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the positions are filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Virginia Tech Carilion is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: January 22, 2014

    Applications are invited for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr. Pearl Chiu (http://people.vtc.vt.edu/~chiup/) at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/). Projects in the lab use fMRI to examine the neurobiology of motivated behavior and social influences on decision-making with methods adapted from experimental economics, behavioral & computational neuroscience, genetics, and psychology. We also have a strong interest in developing quantitative data-driven methods for assessment and diagnosis. For candidates interested in psychiatric neuroscience, the lab provides plentiful opportunities to examine how neural anomalies may be quantified and rehabilitated in conditions including depression, substance dependence, and PTSD.

    Postdoctoral Associates contribute to the goals of the lab through designing and conducting research projects, preparing data for peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and representing the results at conferences.

    The lab is located in the newly established Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, VA. The VTCRI provides full access to outstanding infrastructure, including three research-dedicated Siemens 3T Trio scanners and a high-throughput computing cluster. The successful candidate will play a lead role in highly collaborative multidisciplinary scientific efforts among the VTC School of Medicine and Research Institute, the Carilion Healthcare System, and departments across Virginia Tech.

    Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the positions are filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Virginia Tech Carilion is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: April 01, 2016

    Postdoctoral Position in Agent-based Modeling and Simulation

    The Grado Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) invite applications for a postdoctoral associate in the area of agent-based modeling and simulation with applications to healthcare operations and service enterprise systems. The initial one-year appointment can begin as early as June 1, 2016, but could start as late as August 2016. The appointment may be extended contingent upon research performance for another year.

    The postdoc will be working with a multidisciplinary research team and will be co-advised by principal investigators (PIs) Dr. Christian Wernz, Assistant Professor in ISE, and Dr. Sarah Parker, Assistant Professor at VTCRI. The successful applicant will work on two projects that share the agent-based modeling and simulation methodology. For the service enterprise systems project, the postdoc will develop a simulation to inform management decisions for a technology service product. The industry sponsor of this project is a multinational computer technology company. For the healthcare project, the postdoc will develop a simulation to better understand behavior of healthcare workers under conditions of work surge and will build models to evaluate the consequences of different types of leadership in clinical settings.

    In addition to these two research projects, the postdoc will participate in the development of funding proposals under the guidance of the two PIs and will co-supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Further, the postdoc is expected to co-author publications in healthcare and/or engineering journals.

  • Research Scientist

    Posted: March 07, 2016

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) represents a state of the art tier 1 research institute that houses many central core facilities. Currently, the VTCRI is looking for qualified candidates to fill a vacancy in the Flow Cytometry and Molecular Biology Core holding a Research Scientist rank. Requirements for this position include understanding and previous experience operating flow cytometers and cell sorters, and understanding of absolute quantification PCR techniques (droplet digital PCR) to assist scientists within the VTCRI in executing and interpreting their experiments. Additionally, knowledge of the flow cytometry software FlowJo is prefered.

    The VTCRI is recruiting a Research Scientist that will be responsible for managing all aspects of the core including calendar coordination with VTCRI scientists, documentation of machine usage, performing standard maintence, and core-recovery billing. The successfully selected candidate is expected to have experience with care and use of flow cytometers and cell sorters including working with service representatives to ensure minimal downtime of core facilities. The candidate will also need to be able to analyze and interpret data to assist VTCRI faculty and staff with experimental design and data interpretation.

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: February 04, 2014

    The Oestreich lab at the VTCRI aims to define molecular mechanisms by which transcription factors contribute to immune cell differentiation and function. This research involves the application of a number of molecular biology techniques including chromatin immunoprecipitation, RT-PCR, co-immunoprecipitation, high-throughput sequencing, reporter assays, and work involving tissue culture and murine models.

    The Oestreich lab is recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate that will be responsible for the design and implementation of research projects that advance the goals of the lab as stated above. The successful applicant will be expected to perform experiments, analyze data, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and presentations. The successful applicant will be expected to work both individually and as part of a team. Opportunities to train students and additional junior lab personnel will be provided.

  • Research Assistant Professor

    Posted: June 10, 2016

    The Research Assistant Professor will be expected to carry out full time research in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Gourdie, under his supervision. The research will involve studies of cardiac electrical conduction, in particular the role of ephaptic coupling, utilizing whole heart optical mapping, confocal microscopy and super-resolution microscopy aimed at elucidating the molecular structures responsible for cell-to-cell electrical communication. The candidate will also be expected to develop and implement novel methods to analyze image data as well as single molecule positional data generated via super-resolution microscopy, construct final publication quality figures and prepare manuscripts suitable for submission to appropriate journals during this period as well as to work with Dr. Gourdie to develop preliminary data for submission of grants on the roles of ephaptic coupling in the heart during normal and pathophysiological states. Additional studies that address areas of cardiac connexin biology may also be performed during this period.

  • Pre-Award Associate

    Posted: April 30, 2016

    Under the direction of the Grants and Contracts Manager, the Pre-Award Associate will be responsible for implementation and execution of various pre-award activities in support of VTCRI’s sponsored program operations. The successful candidate will assist in preparation and submission of research proposals which will include interacting with faculty in proposal preparation, reading and dissection of sponsor solicitations, effectively communicating proposal requirements to faculty, technical editing, reviewing proposals for submission compliance, assembling budgets, working with sponsoring agencies as needed and working with the university Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to meet all university requirements and deadlines for submission. This position has access to confidential and sensitive information. A Criminal Background Check is required.

  • Development & Communications Assistant

    Posted: June 24, 2016

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is seeking a Development & Communications Assistant to provide support in a very dynamic medical research environment as part of both the Development and Communications teams. This position will provide administrative and programmatic support to both the Director of Development and the Director of Communications including fundraising activities, development and media events, and press room activities of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. The selected candidate will provide frontline contact with both internal and external customers, and will have the opportunity to participate in special projects that promote the activities of both directors. This position is ideal for applicants interested in a career in development and/or communications. Duties within the scope of this position include scheduling, correspondence, contact reports, data entry, expense reporting, and development and media events. The person in this role will be expected to learn and to exercise good judgment about needs and requests of supervisors and other customers about how to respond to numerous requests. Must have a positive attitude and problem solving skills.

View and apply for open positions at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute by visiting the Virginia Tech employment website.

More information

For information about employment at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, contact Amel Cuskovic, human resource manager, at 540-526-2070.

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