Jobs

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

  • Financial Services Assistant

    Posted: April 21, 2016

    Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Finance and Administration, the Financial Services Assistant supports coordination of day-to-day fiscal operations for the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Serves as functional point of contact for the VT Controller’s Office on specific procurement issues taking the lead as necessary and as assigned. Primary fiscal tasks for this role include: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, ISRs, direct payments, purchasing card administration. Hokie Mart Requestor/Receiver, VTF payment processing and effective records retention. Candidate will serve as functional point of contact for travel processes including travel reimbursements, TEM processes, business/operational reimbursements, VTF processing and TEM technical support for individual labs. The Administrative tasks of this position include assisting with training and supporting 30+ lab groups with Hokie Mart usage and travel processes. This position works closely with the Financial Services Associate and university support offices as directed: Virginia Tech Controller’s Office, the University Bursar’s Office, Purchasing, etc.

  • ARRC Research Assistant

    Posted: April 21, 2016

    The Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) is a research unit located on the third floor of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, VA. Directed by Warren K. Bickel, PhD, a recognized addiction researcher, ARRC is dedicated to understanding addiction and developing new treatments that repair the impaired decision-making processes common in addictive disorders.

    The Addiction Recovery Research Center at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is looking for a Research Coordinator/Staff Nurse to participate in research projects that include investigating the behavioral and physiological effects of drug use, alcohol dependence using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rtfMRI), social media as therapy development, electronic cigarette use, remote alcohol monitoring to facilitate abstinence, and neural correlates of HIV-risk behavior.

    A research assistant will serve as part of the research team working both collaboratively and independently to collect and process human subject data for research projects. This position reports to the Program Manager.
    The duties of the research assistant will include:
    - Making significant contributions to the projects assigned and the achievement of the project’s research goals.
    - Recruiting and screening volunteers to participate in a range of research studies.
    - Scheduling appointments for subject research study visits.
    - Collecting and entering data from research participants per approved protocols, standard operating procedures, and experiment instructions.
    - Administering assessments and structured interviews, collecting urine and saliva specimens, and performing on-site analyses during subject study visits, all according to research protocols.
    - Assisting supervisor with research record keeping, subject payments, and maintenance of office and laboratory inventory.
    - Maintaining accurate and confidential records used for conducting and monitoring multiple studies.
    - Conducting literature searches to gather background information for use by the Principal Investigator (PI) and other research team members in developing and evaluating research protocols and grant applications.
    - Participating in research team meetings to report on research progress, improve data collection processes, assist with problem solving, and address protocol issues that arise during the course of research studies.
    -Other duties as assigned.

  • Associate Director for Facility Development &Technical Ops

    Posted: March 18, 2016

    The Associate Director for Facility Development and Technical Operations will have the unique opportunity to help shape the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute as it continues to grow in the future. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director will serve as a critical member of the organization’s senior management team responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of the Research Institute.
    Specifically, the incumbent will:
    -Advise the Executive Director on issues related to the effective use and improvement of administrative spaces, instructional spaces, and research laboratories.
    -Manage programming, planning, and up-fit of the Research Institute including renovations and new construction.
    -Ensure coordinated activities with relevant parties including architects/engineers, contractors, vendors and service providers.
    -Develop budgets and conduct financial analysis as it relates to facility growth and maintenance.
    -Interface with VT Renovations, VT Real Estate, VT Legal, University Building Official, University Veterinarian and Animal Resources, VT EHS, Carilion Clinic, and the City of Roanoke on an as required basis.
    -Develop and oversee operational, safety, and compliance protocols and procedures.
    -Purchase, receive, locate and maintain all core laboratory equipment and office furnishings.
    -Oversee facility maintenance, security, and emergency planning.
    -Ensure appropriate maintenance and service contracts are in place for all core equipment and relevant systems.
    -Establish policies, procedures, and good business practices related to facility operations in compliance with University, State, and Federal regulations.
    -Provide on call services 24/7 to respond to emergency issues related to the operation of the facility.
    -Supervise three personnel that have responsibility for autoclave, glass wash, and waste removal; Environmental Health and Safety; and VTC reception/participant flow.
    -Update and maintain a facility wide Emergency Action Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan.
    -Serve as the primary point of contact with VT Fleet Services to ensure that the VTCRI/Blacksburg Campus shuttle meets the needs of VTC.
    -Serve on the VTC working group committee to address issues common to the School of Medicine and 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.

  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Glial Biology/Neuroscience

    Posted: October 29, 2015

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) has launched a new center within the institute - the Glial Biology in Health, Disease and Cancer Center (GBHDCC), with the objective to anchor the institute’s growing research programs in the biology of glial cells in all aspects of health and disease. The GBHDCC will be directed by Dr. Harald Sontheimer. Successful applicants will have an earned doctorate, have completed postdoctoral training and must have demonstrated a track record of successful research related to glia or glioma biology, with a strong potential of developing innovative research programs that can attract sustained extramural funding. They will join a collaborative and highly successful group of investigators with similar research interests at the VTCRI, and will hold their tenure earning faculty appointment in an appropriate department at Virginia Tech.

    The VTC Research Institute and School of Medicine represent a successful public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia’s leading research intensive university – Virginia Tech – and a major health care system – Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. The research institute and medical school are located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington DC and Charlotte, NC. The VTCRI currently houses 24 independent research groups with over 200 research and support team members. VT has over 6000 graduate students, and offers graduate programs in many Neuroscience-related disciplines, including the translational biology, medicine and heath program (TBMH). Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to support their research program. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities including high-resolution single and multi-photon confocal and functional neuroimaging.

    The VTCRI’s GBHDCC expects to recruit up 5 new faculty members over the next 3 years, with the majority being recruited at the tenure track Assistant Professor level. However, well-qualified midcareer applicants with a funded research program are also encouraged to apply. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided. Applications will be reviewed continuously until all positions are filled. It is expected that initial interviews will begin in September 2015.

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: August 19, 2015

    Post-doctoral positions are available in the lab of Dr. Gregorio Valdez at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. These positions will seek to uncover molecular mechanisms that function to protect the motor system, in particular the neuromuscular junction, during normal aging and the progression of diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Preferred experience include molecular biology, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, neuronal and muscle physiology, and peripheral nerve surgery in small animals.

  • 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.

  • Lab & Research Tech

    Posted: March 04, 2015

    The VTCRI's mission is to make major scientific advances in understanding the fundamental processes of human health and disease. Research at the VTCRI includes basic and translational investigation in several key areas of human health such as: neuroscience including decision-making, addiction and substance abuse, social cognition, neurodegenerative diseases and brain development; cancer biology including cell signaling and therapeutic design, infectious diseases including molecular virology and genetics, cardiovascular science and wound healing and regenerative medicine; and public health and education including children's studies. The VTCRI research is laboratory, clinic based, and community based and utilizes platforms and skills that include: functional human brain imaging, cellular and molecular biology, laser based optical imaging, electrophysiology, human behavior, animal behavior, molecular genetics, computer modeling, mathematics, statistics, informatics, structural biology, light and electron microscopy, ultrasound technology development, virology, human development and population based studies.

    We are looking for Research Assistants that can work on a short term basis in an hourly wage capacity who have interest and experience in any of the above areas. The positions available will range in length between 1 month and 1 year and can be renewed as needed. There are no fringe benefits associated with these positions, they are ideal for individuals looking for part time work, students, or others looking to expand their experience in the research field.

    Duties and responsibilities vary based on specific needs of the research projects. They may include but are not limited to performing daily lab routines, ordering supplies, and monitoring inventory. Duties may also include maintaining records of research and interacting with human research subjects and data analysis and handling.

  • 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.

  • Receptionist-Research Participant Coordinator

    Posted: April 21, 2016

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are seeking a full-time Receptionist-Research Participant Coordinator. Position responsibilities: Maintains and projects a stellar customer service approach and philosophy consistent with the support team standards of VTCRI/VTCSoM at all times. Answers phone lines and greets visitors. Monitors cameras and elevator traffic. Issues visitation badges to all guests and research participants. Refers callers and visitors to appropriate individuals, labs and locations. Manages research participant traffic and flow by verifying appointment calendar and directing research participants to the appropriate laboratory and/or lab coordinator. Employs time management skills to ensure all guests and research participants are door-to-destination in less than 10 minutes while effectively executing other job duties. Works with lab coordinators to secure appointment schedules daily. Maintains a collaborative work environment with other VTCRI front office personnel. Receives, sorts, and distributes incoming mail, packages, and deliveries to the appropriate individuals/locations. Responsible for receiving and fostering transfer of special needs and time sensitive packages to appropriate labs and/or lab coordinators. Checks loading docks as needed for package deliveries. Provides administrative support as assigned which may include tasks in HR, finance, communications, etc. Assists with special events.

  • Office Assistant – Finance/HR

    Posted: April 21, 2016

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) is seeking a part-time (32-hour/week with benefits) Office Assistant/ Receptionist. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide reception support for the Executive Director and VTCRI administrative offices by greeting visitors, managing research participant traffic, answering phones, scheduling meetings, filing, maintaining orderly office supplies, and distributing mail. In addition to this primary responsibility this position will also provide assistance to one of two VTCRI administrative tracks, depending on qualifications and skill set, in either Finance or Human Resources (HR).
    The Finance track would entail tracking and processing reimbursements, scanning incoming invoices, researching invoice issues, and other support as needed. The HR track would entail maintaining employee directories, maintaining monthly leave records, supporting the HR Manager in completion of new hire paperwork, wage time-card processes.
    The Office Assistant/ Receptionist will also provide back-up support to other administrative staff as needed. This position requires a commitment to customer service, attention to detail and time management skills.

  • Executive Administrative Assistant

    Posted: April 07, 2016

    Provide executive staff assistance to the Vice President of Health, Science and Technology initiatives. The incumbent will serve as an effective liaison with on and off campus contacts and conducts the activities of the office in a professional, organized, and efficient manner, handling confidential and sensitive matters with utmost discretion. S/he will manage and prioritize VP’s demanding schedule; remain in constant communication with VT administration and leadership (deans and VPs) to facilitate their interaction, rescheduling to address emergencies as they arise. Manage a complex, extensive travel schedule and logistics for the VP. Schedule individual and group meetings; develop agendas; coordinate materials. May respond to internal and external inquiries based on knowledge of HST initiatives. May serve as the coordinator of administrative processes and other special projects and events related to or attended by the VP, executive leadership team, senior administrators and other high official designees. Screen and manage correspondence, inquiries, and reports by routing to relevant staff members in an accurate and timely manner. Interact with wide range of university and external community executives or officials.

  • Research Assistant

    Posted: April 30, 2016

    The newly formed Glial Biology in Health, Diseases and Cancer Center (GBHDCC) at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is hiring an experienced Research Associate to maintain a brain tumor cancer tissue bank and genetic mouse lines. This individual will be responsible for the collection and storage of human tissue samples and for the creation and maintenance of a database cataloging the samples. Primary responsibilities are to maintain and conduct protocols for the banking of cancer tissue collected from patients. The tissue will be acquired immediately after surgery and therefore requires a flexible schedule. The tissue samples will then be prepared for 1) live assays, 2) tissue banking, or 3) to produce xenolines. The candidate will update records of tissue samples in tumor bank and ensure that records are properly maintained and consistently reflect the current inventory. By nature, this job will require a great ability to interact with a number of people (including neurosurgeons, CRAs, NPs, nurses, fellows, and faculty) and therefore good attention to detail, independent judgement, and communication skills are necessary.

    This position also requires the individual to maintain several genetic mouse lines, which will entail tail snips and genotyping using basic molecular biological assays (PCR and immunoblot). The candidate will be required to perform small animal surgeries, will be trained to perform experiments in support of research projects in the lab and perform basic analysis of the results. All aspects of this position requires the maintenance of highly detailed records, for the tissue bank and experiments. The candidate must have excellent organizational skills.

  • Financial Services Associate

    Posted: April 21, 2016

    Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Finance and Administration, the Financial Services Associate provides leadership and coordination of day-to-day fiscal operations for the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Serves as a primary point of contact for the VT Controller’s Office on all procurement issues. Provides education and guidance on individual laboratory start-up procurement issues and associated policies. Manage funds handling processes. Manage ClinCard (participant payment) processes. Institutional procurement related responsibilities and tasks of this position include: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and vendor relations. Primary fiscal tasks include: Hokie Mart Requestor/Receiver, Access management, Hokie Mart quotation review to ensure cost effective delivery, quality, and lead time, service center recoveries, VTF processing, Records Management, Oversight of reimbursement requests including travel reimbursements, TEM processes, business/operational reimbursements, VTF processing and relocation. The Administrative tasks of this position include maintaining effective internal controls, training and supporting 30+ lab groups with Hokie Mart usage, petty cash loan payment processing in accordance with state and federal policies and procedures, providing assistance to faculty, lab managers, students and clients in a confidential and professional manner. This position works closely with the Virginia Tech Controller’s Office, the University Bursar’s Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Purchasing and VTCRI Resource Management and Operations.

  • Senior Administrative Assistant

    Posted: April 19, 2016

    The successfully selected candidate will be expected to provide senior administrative support to the Center Director, Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research at Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute (VTCRI). Manages and prioritizes director’s demanding schedule; remains in constant communication with the director and VTCRI research faculty, staff, students and other internal and external contacts. Manages complex, extensive travel schedules, itineraries and logistics for the director, guests and visitors. Schedules individual and group meetings; develops agendas and coordinates materials. Responds to internal and external inquires based on knowledge of VTCRI programs. Screens and manages correspondence, inquiries, and reports by routing to relevant staff members in an accurate and timely manner. Interact with wide range of university, VTC School of Medicine, Carilion Clinic, hospital and Roanoke community executives or officials, VTCRI research team members, candidates for recruitment, and research subjects.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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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