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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ARRC Research Assistant/Coordinator

    Posted: March 07, 2017

    The Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) is a research unit at 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. ARRC is looking for Research Assistants and Research Coordinators to work on research projects that include investigating the behavioral and physiological effects of drug use, alcohol dependence using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rtfMRI), electronic cigarette use and reduced nicotine cigarettes, remote alcohol monitoring to facilitate abstinence, neural correlates of HIV-risk behavior, and decision-making among people with obesity and prediabetes. Usually, a Research Assistant supports a scientist in the performance of various recruitment, technical, and data collection activities for research or laboratory programs. A Research Coordinator also supports research with recruitment and data collection activities and performs advanced level research responsibilities including coordinating regulatory responsibilities as well as data management and analysis for a principal investigator, project leader, and/or program/project manager. Appointments at the Research Coordinator rank will include additional experience in project coordination and team leadership. Both types of roles will serve as part of the research team working collaboratively and independently to collect and interpret human subject data for grant-funded research projects. Laboratory and research support responsibilities range from entry- to advanced-level. This position reports to the Program Manager. The duties of the roles will include but may not be limited to the following:
    - 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 examining decision-making in addiction and other health behaviors.
    - Scheduling and confirming appointments for participant 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, saliva, and/or blood specimens, and performing on-site analyses during subject study visits, all according to research protocols.
    - Research record keeping and subject payments.
    - Maintenance of office and laboratory supplies 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.

  • Office Assistant – Finance

    Posted: March 15, 2017

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) is seeking a part-time salaried (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.

  • 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.

  • Senior Systems Administrator

    Posted: November 18, 2016

    The VTC Research Institute 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 is 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.

    Research conducted at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) creates a bridge between basic science research at Virginia Tech and clinical expertise at Carilion Clinic and increases translational research opportunities for both partners. Research conducted by scientists at the institute is aimed at understanding the molecular basis for health and disease, and development of diagnostic tools, treatments, and therapies that will contribute to the prevention and solution of existing and emerging problems in contemporary medicine. Research areas of emphasis which presently align with areas of strength and active research at Virginia Tech include inflammation, infectious disease, neuroscience, and cardiovascular science and cardiology.

    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is seeking a Senior System Administrator. The incumbent will be part of an IT team whose chief objective is to ensure continuous and secure operations of VTCRI’s network, systems and delivered services. Will take the lead in implementation of services, data integrity, recoverability and security of the environment. This will include actively participating in day-to-day monitoring and administration tasks. The incumbent will have ownership and/or participation in various projects as assigned, and the adherence to established equipment inventory and surplus procedures.

    Focuses in particular on industry established best-practices and standards to make administration more effective and more efficient. Will be responsible for all facets of System engineering – design, documentation, implementation, capacity planning, monitoring, troubleshooting, enforcing standards. Incumbent will support enterprise applications in a scientific research environment. The incumbent will manage IT policies and procedures in collaboration with the IT Director.

    The position provides technical leadership for systems and network security by developing innovative and creative solutions to complex challenges with the goal of advancing the field of data ingestion, storage, retrieval, transformation and analysis in support of biomedical research. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lab & Research Tech

    Posted: January 20, 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.

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: December 15, 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.

  • 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.

  • Assistant Professor in Virology

    Posted: January 25, 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.

  • Web Applications Developer

    Posted: January 03, 2017

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are important components of a successful public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia’s leading research university – Virginia Tech – and a major health care system – Carilion Clinic, in Roanoke, VA. Located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington DC and Charlotte, NC, the VTC Research Institute houses 25 independent research groups with over 250 research and support team members and over $70M in current active extramural research funding.

    The VTC Research Institute has an immediate opening for a Web Applications Developer; an administrative-centric role that will actively engage to plan, design, implement and maintain the components making up various web-based applications at the VTC; including SQL databases, middleware layers and end-user interfaces. The incumbent is expected to work with external Website design contractors in ongoing efforts to redesign the VTCRI Website and migrate the content to new templates. The primary function will be additions and maintenance to the VTC Research Institute's content management system which is an MVT (Model-View-Template) architecture utilizing a Python-based framework. This will require a significant working knowledge of SQL, Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Additional responsibilities will include consultation and modification of any and all web-based tools used at VTC Research Institute. This position also requires the ability to interact and communicate with a diverse customer base and executive management.

  • Research Coordinator

    Posted: February 27, 2017

    A full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such a EEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

  • 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.

  • HST Program Coordinator

    Posted: March 01, 2017

    Guided by our Principles of Community as our core values, Virginia Tech is preparing leaders for the world. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective, collaboration and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. Our faculty, students and staff serve with humility, pride and advocacy, and we are taking a coordinated, focused approach to growth in the health sciences and technology sector and seek to establish world-class collaborations in selected areas of the biomedical sciences, life sciences, and health sciences’ research.

    If you are a highly motivated, results driven and customer focused collaborator seeking an opportunity in an environment full of vigor of a start-up-like company, then don’t wait any longer and apply for the HST Programs Coordinator position.

    The successfully selected candidate will provide program support for all Health Sciences and Technology initiatives. Primarily, the incumbent will serve as an effective liaison with on and off campus contacts and conduct the activities of the office in a professional, organized, and efficient manner, handling confidential and sensitive matters with utmost discretion and a high level of attention to detail. S/he will coordinate the following with HST administrators as appropriate: 1.) manage and prioritize HST administrators calendars as requested; 2.) schedule individual and group meetings for HST administrators; 3.) assist with scheduling and logistics for HST meetings and special events; 4.) remain in constant communication with VT administration and leadership (deans and VPs) to facilitate their interactions, maintaining flexibility and rescheduling to address emergencies as they arise; 5.) provide administrative support for educational and training initiatives, including receiving and responding to inquiries; 6.) manage all aspects of meeting arrangements to include development of agendas, preparation of meeting materials, catering, and other arrangements as needed; 7.) screen and manage correspondence, inquiries, and reports by routing to relevant staff members in an accurate and timely manner.

    Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to provide pivotal support to the AVP for Health Sciences and Technology Outreach with planning, outreach initiatives, and also support the AVP for Health Sciences Education with student-centered programs and initiatives as part of a broader HST vision including special projects, events or conferences.

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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