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

  • Assistant Professor

    Posted: August 23, 2017

    Faculty Positions in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s
    Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB)

    Virginia Tech invites applications for 2 tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor. These positions are part of a cluster hire that will have academic homes either at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTCSOM and VTCRI) or in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE). We seek individuals with active research programs focused on health behaviors to join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB; https://ctrhb.vtc.vt.edu). The mission of the CTRHB is to conduct and disseminate transformative health behaviors research with the primary objective of preventing and treating lifestyle-related disease. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided.

    The Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors is looking for a health behavior researcher studying behavioral economics, obesity, diabetes and related diseases. For this position, we especially encourage applications from those whose research can complement existing strengths at the VTCRI in decision-making, cognitive neuroscience and the science of behavior change. Expectations include obtaining external funding, mentoring postdoctoral, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate level research trainees. The successful candidate will have a doctorate, postdoctoral training experience and ademonstrated track record of successful research related to health behavior, with strong potential for developing an extramurally funded innovative research program.

    The VTC School of Medicine and Research Institute 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 25 independent research groups with over 250 research and support team members and over $70M in current active extramural research funding. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. VT has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in many disciplines related to health behaviors, including as a major focus area in the Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE) as well as Translational Biology, Medicine and Heath (TBMH) programs. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities at the VTCRI including a DXA scanner, multiple MRIs, human and animal behavioral testing and molecular biology facilities.

    The joint hiring initiative for a CTRHB Assistant Professor with VT's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise is also currently inviting applicants.

  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Glial Biology/Neuroscience

    Posted: November 15, 2016

    Two Faculty Positions in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Glial Biology Center
    Assistant/Associate Professor in Glial Biology/Neuroscience
    Tenure Track/Tenured, open rank, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Roanoke VA

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) has launched a new center within the institute – the Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease and Cancer (CGBHDC), with the objective to anchor the institute’s growing research programs in the biology of glial cells in all aspects of health and disease. There are currently two open faculty positions – one at the assistant professor level and the other at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicants should have an earned doctorate, have completed postdoctoral training and demonstrated a track record of successful research related to glia or glioma biology. Successful candidates for the assistant professor position(s) should have either active extramural funding (preferably NIH) or strong potential of developing innovative research programs that can attract sustained extramural funding. Successful candidates for the associate professor position should have substantial active extramural research funding (preferably NIH). The new faculty will join a collaborative and highly successful group of investigators at the VTCRI with related research interests in a variety of areas of neuroscience. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided.

    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 25 independent research groups with over 250 research and support team members and over $70M in current active extramural research funding. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. VT has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in many neuroscience-related disciplines, including as a major focus area in the Translational Biology, Medicine and Heath (TBMH) program. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities at the VTCRI including high-resolution single and multi-photon confocal neuroimaging, fluorescence activated cell sorting, multiple MRIs, human and animal behavioral testing and molecular biology facilities.

  • Assistant Professor - Computational Neuroscience

    Posted: December 04, 2017

    Assistant Professor - Computational Neuroscience
    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) in Roanoke, Virginia is recruiting an assistant professor for appointment in the institute’s Computational Psychiatry Unit (CPU). The appointment will include tenure earning status in an appropriate department and College at Virginia Tech. Candidates should have a PhD degree and demonstrated achievements in the areas of artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics, physics or engineering and will possess a passion for understanding how the computational functions of nervous systems develop and operate. The successful candidate will be highly interactive and broadly interested in the application of theoretical, computational, or engineering approaches to understanding human neural function. The position is focused on human neurobehavioral functioning, but could also interact with other model organism approaches being pursued at VTCRI. This is a particularly good opportunity for a theoretician or engineer to be involved in novel approaches to human neural function including state-of-the art neurochemical and magnetic recordings in human subjects. Colleagues at the VTCRI and CPU form a highly interactive group seeking new ways to understand human mental function, its derangement in disease and injury, and the computational principles underlying both.

    The VTC Research Institute and the VTC School of Medicine form a campus in Roanoke that represents a successful public-private partnership between a leading research-intensive university – Virginia Tech – and a major health care system – Carilion Clinic. The research institute and medical school are located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington DC and Charlotte, NC. The VTCRI currently houses 25 independent research groups with over 300 research and support team members with over $75M in active extramural research funding, primarily from the NIH. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to support their research program. VT has over 6000 graduate students, and offers graduate programs in many neuroscience-related disciplines, including the translational biology, medicine and health program (TBMH) as well as in engineering and the behavioral sciences. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities.

  • Lab & Research Tech

    Posted: May 08, 2017

    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.

  • Assistant/Associate Professor

    Posted: December 19, 2017

    Position Opening for Assistant/Associate Professor
    Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB)
    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

    Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty for the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. This position will have academic homes in a department of Virginia Tech. We seek individuals with active research programs focused on health behaviors to join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB; https://ctrhb.vtc.vt.edu). The mission of the CTRHB is to conduct and disseminate transformative health behaviors research with the primary objective of preventing and treating lifestyle-related disease. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided

    The Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors is looking for a health behavior researcher studying behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, obesity, diabetes and related diseases. For this position, we especially encourage applications from those whose research can complement existing strengths at the VTCRI in decision-making, cognitive neuroscience and the science of behavior change. Expectations include obtaining external funding, mentoring postdoctoral, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate level research trainees. The successful candidate will have a doctorate, postdoctoral training experience and a demonstrated track record of successful research related to health behavior, with strong potential for developing an extramurally funded innovative research program.

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute represents 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 25 independent research groups with over 250 research and support team members and over $70M in current active extramural research funding. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. VT has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in many disciplines related to health behaviors, including as a major focus area in the Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE) as well as Translational Biology, Medicine and Heath (TBMH) programs. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities at the VTCRI including a DXA scanner, multiple MRIs, human and animal behavioral testing and molecular biology facilities.

  • Assistant Professor

    Posted: December 14, 2016

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) has launched a new center within the institute – the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center (DTNC; https://wp.vtc.vt.edu/dtnc/), to expand the institute’s research programs in cellular and molecular neurobiology in healthy development, disease, and trauma. There are currently two open assistant professor faculty positions – one for a neurobiologist studying mechanisms underlying brain development or neurodevelopmental disorders and one for a neurobiologist or neuro-immunologist studying neurodegenerative disease or brain injury. Applicants should have an earned doctorate, have completed postdoctoral training and demonstrated a track record of successful research, publications and either active extramural funding (preferably from NIH) or show distinct promise to obtain such funding. The new faculty will join a collaborative and highly successful group of investigators at the VTCRI with related research interests in a variety of areas of neuroscience. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided.

    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 25 independent research groups with over 250 research and support team members and over $70M in current active extramural research funding. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. VT has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in many neuroscience-related disciplines, including as a major focus area in the Translational Biology, Medicine and Heath (TBMH) program. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities at the VTCRI including high-resolution single and multi-photon confocal neuroimaging, fluorescence activated cell sorting, multiple MRIs, human and animal behavioral testing and molecular biology facilities.

  • Postdoctoral Associate (Computational Psychiatry)

    Posted: December 19, 2017

    Postdoctoral Associate positions in Computational Psychiatry
    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
    Roanoke, Virginia

    Multiple openings are available immediately in the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu and Dr. Brooks King-Casas at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/). Projects in the labs use fMRI to examine the neuroscience of motivated behavior and social influences on decision-making with methods adapted from behavioral & computational neuroscience, experimental economics, computational psychiatry, and psychology; ongoing projects focus on processes in healthy and psychiatric individuals. Qualified candidates with basic science backgrounds are welcome, and training in applied science will be provided; a subset of projects also involve multi-dimensional biomarker development. For interested candidates, the labs provide plentiful opportunities to examine how neurobehavioral anomalies may be quantified and rehabilitated in depression, substance dependence, post-traumatic stress, personality disorders, and at-risk adolescents.

    The labs are located in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, VA, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The VTCRI provides full access to outstanding infrastructure, including three research-dedicated Siemens 3T scanners and a high-throughput computing cluster. The successful candidate will play a lead role in highly collaborative multidisciplinary scientific efforts.

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: December 19, 2017

    The Montague laboratory at Virginia Tech is seeking a postdoctoral associate who is a physiologist with excellent quantitative skills. The Montague lab is currently employing advanced quantitative methods to conduct leading-edge research on the role of neurotransmitters in the human brain. This position is an excellent opportunity for a biologically trained investigator to expand their analytical skills, learn new methods in machine learning, and to understand the roles of the neuromodulators dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine in human cognitive function and dysfunction.

    A Postdoctoral Associate will usually also engage in:
    1. Research Conceptualization – Coordinating with and assisting the PI in the design of experiment methodology and methods for analyzing the results of experiments.
    2. Research Publications – Preparation of text, tables, and graphical information as appropriate for dissemination in peer-reviewed publications, or presentation at professional conferences or in book chapters.
    3. Data Analysis – Analyzing the findings from research methods and transforming the results into formats appropriate for dissemination in peer reviewed publications or conference presentations or in formats that engender further analysis.

  • Assistant Professor

    Posted: September 29, 2017

    Faculty Positions in Neuroscience
    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) is recruiting several faculty in cellular and molecular neurobiology at the assistant professor level. The faculty will be recruited into two new centers (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/centers/) within the institute – the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center and the Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center. The faculty members will have tenure track appointments in an appropriate department and college at Virginia Tech.

    The VTCRI Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center: Successful applicants should have established or have the potential for establishing an innovative research program that has received or is likely to receive extramural funding. One position is for a neurobiologist studying mechanisms underlying brain development and the other is for a neurobiologist or neuro-immunologist studying aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and/or brain injury. Questions regarding these positions should be directed to Dr. Michael Fox (mafox1@vtc.vt.edu), co-chair of the search committee and director of the Center or to Dr. Michael Friedlander (friedlan@vtc.vt.edu), co-chair of the search committee and executive director of the VTCRI.

    The VTCRI Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center: Successful applicants should have established or have the potential for establishing an innovative research program in glial biology that has received or is likely to receive extramural funding. Areas of particular interest include glial-neuronal and glia-vascular interactions, role of glia in brain development, synaptogenesis, myelination and/or the role of glia in disease. Questions regarding these positions should be directed to Dr. Harald Sontheimer (sontheimer@vt.edu), co-chair of the search committee and director of the Center or to Dr. Michael Friedlander (friedlan@vtc.vt.edu), co-chair of the search committee and executive director of the VTCRI.

    Applicants for all positions should have an earned doctorate, postdoctoral training and a demonstrated record of research productivity. The new faculty members will join a highly collaborative and successful group of investigators at the VTCRI and will be required to establish and maintain high-quality, extramurally-funded research programs and participate in teaching/mentoring of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Salary, space, and start-up packages are competitive.

    The VTCRI and the VTC 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 26 independent research groups with over 300 research and support team members. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. Specifically, Virginia Tech has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in biomedically-related disciplines, including the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Heath (TBMH) Ph.D. program that has a major track and focus area in neuroscience (http://www.tbmh.vt.edu).

  • Assistant Professor in Virology

    Posted: December 19, 2017

    As part of a new university-wide emphasis on Global Systems Science, Virginia Tech is hiring a cluster of at least six faculty members in the area of infectious disease. In connection with this initiative, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) seeks to recruit a tenure-track faculty member in virology at the rank of Assistant Professor (qualified senior candidates will also be considered). Applicants should have an earned doctorate and a demonstrated track record of research productivity. Those whose programs employ molecular, biochemical, and genetic approaches to investigate mechanisms of viral replication and/or virus-host interactions are particularly encouraged to apply. The new faculty member will join a highly collaborative and successful group of investigators at the VTCRI and will be required to establish and maintain a high-quality, extramurally-funded research program and participate in teaching/mentoring undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. A tenure earning appointment will be made through an appropriate department at Virginia Tech, and a competitive salary, space, and start-up packages will be provided.

    The VTCRI 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. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. Specifically, Virginia Tech has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in biomedically-related disciplines, including the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Heath Ph.D. program that has Immunity and Infectious Disease and as one of its tracks (http://www.tbmh.vt.edu). Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities on the main Virginia Tech campus, located just 40 miles away in Blacksburg, VA.

  • Research Assistant

    Posted: January 15, 2018

    The lab of Dr. Deborah Kelly is seeking a Research Assistant to manage general laboratory operations. The responsibilities of a research assistant include knowledge of and experience with general cell and molecular laboratory techniques. The research assistant will be responsible for organizing project funds, including budget preparation, account reconciliation, and petty cash handling. The incumbent will work on completing and maintaining IRB protocol paperwork and submissions. The incumbent will also be responsible for having overall knowledge of all lab projects and report on areas of potential delay.

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

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