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

  • Research Associate

    Posted: May 19, 2015

    The newly formed Glial Biology in Health, Disease and Cancer Center (GBHDCC) at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is looking for an experienced laboratory manager who can independently oversee all research activities within this center and assist its director with the operational oversight of his laboratory. This position is a professional research position that is expected to function with relative independence and responsibility and reports directly to the center director Dr. Sontheimer.
    The GBHDCC will eventually house 6 Principle Investigators with a shared interest in brain support cells (glia) in normal brain function and diseases of the nervous system. Diseases investigated will include, among others, brain cancer, traumatic injury, epilepsy and Alzheimer disease. The center employs model organisms such as mice, rats and zebra fish. The range of methodologies used for study extends from basic cellular biology, molecular biology to in vivo multi-photon imaging.
    The person must be experienced in the use of animals in research and will ultimately be responsible to manage active IACUC protocols as required in support of NIH research grants. Basic knowledge of mouse genetics is therefore expected. Also the use of standard laboratory equipment from centrifuges to PCR is essential and knowledge of or willingness to learn microscopic imaging techniques is expected. This position is also responsible for financial aspects of lab operations including maintenance contracts and management of budgets for active grants.
    Although the lab manager will be involved in many aspects of experimentation daily, he/she in addition is expected to be the “go-to-person” for all trainees in the director’s laboratory. This position will conduct project team meetings in absence of or at the request of the Pl. In addition, this person will act as a liaison between investigators in the GBHDCC and will facilitate many join research and teaching activities.

  • ARRC Research Assistant

    Posted: May 20, 2015

    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 Project Director.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Neuromotor Research Clinic Therapist

    Posted: December 04, 2014

    The Neuromotor Research Clinic of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is looking for a Research Associate to participate in clinical and research efforts to advance effective and innovative treatment strategies with children and young adults with neuromotor disabilities. The Research Associate will serve as part of a clinic and research team in the implementation of various therapeutic protocols including but not excluded to: the ACQUIREc protocol, PCIMT, and Modified PCIMT. The successful candidate will display the ability to work independently with patients, to identify goals, as well as develop and then implement treatment plans while maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism. Opportunities to be a part of presentations at National Conferences, participate in the training of other professionals, as well as journal publications will be provided.

  • Development Assistant

    Posted: May 21, 2015

    The Development Assistant provides administrative and programmatic support for the fundraising activities and development-related events of the Director of Development (DoD) of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. This position provides front-line contact with both internal and external customers; provides administrative and production support in the areas of scheduling, correspondence, contact reports, data entry, and events and has the opportunity to participate in special projects that promote the activities of the development office and the VTC. The person in this role will be expected to exercise good judgement in handling the needs and requests of his/her supervisor, senior leadership and other constituents. Additionally he/she must have a positive attitude, be a self-starter and possess problem solving skills.

  • Associate/ Full Professor in Cancer Biology

    Posted: October 13, 2014

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) in Roanoke, Virginia (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/) is recruiting a faculty member working in the area of cancer biology. The position may be filled at the associate or full professor level. Start-up packages, facilities and support are highly competitive. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in the growth of the cancer biology research program at the VTCRI, including the recruitment of several additional faculty. The VTCRI opened in the summer of 2010 under the leadership of Dr. Michael Friedlander. It currently has 22 research teams with $50M in startup funding and an additional $45M in current active extramural research funding. The Institute has state of the art facilities in optical, high field electron and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as cell and molecular biology, structural biology, nanochemistry, developmental biology, biophysics, computational and high capacity data analysis/storage facilities. During this period of major growth of the new institute, we are especially interested in colleagues who enjoy a highly collaborative environment and interacting with investigators from their own as well as other disciplines including those working at molecular, cellular, whole organismal and computational levels. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or M.D./Ph.D. or D.V.M./Ph.D.), postdoctoral training experience and a successful track record of running an innovative extramurally funded cancer research program. The VTCRI is immediately adjacent to the Carilion Clinic and the new VTC School of Medicine where all medical students carry out 4 year research projects. The institute has strong collaborative ties with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, the Virginia Tech (VT) Center for Drug Discovery and School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences as well as with the VT Departments of Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Human Nutrition, Physics, Psychology and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The research institute and medical school are located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington DC and Charlotte, NC.

  • 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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