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

  • Laboratory Operations Support Specialist

    Posted: June 09, 2014

    Reporting to the Associate Director for Resource Management and Operations, the Laboratory Operations Support Specialist will be responsible for managing operations in the autoclave and glass wash facilities, providing training in the proper use of autoclave/glass wash equipment, maintaining sterilization and training logs, disposal of bio hazardous waste, and receiving laboratory materials. Key duties include:

    • Responsible for day-to-day operations and management of the autoclave and glass wash room facilities.
    • Provide direct support to the participating labs to sterilize laboratory items and clean glassware.
    • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
    • Monitors, evaluates, and analyzes quality control results and determines corrective actions.
    • Works with VT EHS to improve existing autoclave and glass wash protocols.
    • Provides training and maintains documentation for the safe use of the equipment.
    • Maintains autoclave and glass wash supplies.
    • Ensures sterilization equipment and glass wash equipment are in safe working order.
    • Manages bio hazardous waste generated by the laboratories for pick-up by third party vendor.
    • Ensures the laboratories receive supplies delivered to the facility.
    • Participates in regular Laboratory Manager’s meetings.
    • Organizes and maintains supplies for multiple labs.
    • Other duties as assigned.

  • 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

    A Postdoctoral Associate for neurophysiologist is available in the laboratory of Alexei Morozov to study synaptic and network properties of neuronal circuits underlying emotions. We cover the amygdala-prefrontal cortex interactions and investigate how aversive experiences, such as social stress, alter the circuits, particularly GABAergic transmission from genetically identifiable subclasses of interneurons and its regulation by dopamine. The candidate will use optogenetics combined with whole cell recording and multi-neuron calcium imaging of neuronal activity in slice, and also behavioral paradigms for evaluating emotional traits in rodents.

  • 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: 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.

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

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For questions concerning employment at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, please contact Human Resource Manager Jean Sprague at 540-526-2070 (office).

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