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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

    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.

  • Lab & Research Tech

    Posted: August 01, 2014

    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

    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.

  • Web Developer-Research Assistant

    Posted: October 16, 2014

    The Addiction Recovery Research Center of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is looking for a Web Developer Research Assistant to participate in research projects that include investigating the behavioral effects of drug and tobacco use, the behavioral processes that may contribute to drug dependence, including nicotine and cocaine addiction, self-control in alcohol dependence using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rtfMRI), and using social media as addiction therapy development.

    The Web Developer Research Assistant will serve as part of the research team to develop, design, and implement web-based tools and applications to collect research data. This position will work collaboratively in cross-functional teams on grant-supported addiction research projects as needed and will report to the Project Manager. The successful candidate will have the ability to listen to users and then identify, plan, and implement pragmatic solutions and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.

    The Research Assistant will have two core functions with responsibilities including but not limited to:

    1. Web Development: Develop and maintain effective websites. Assist in the research and analysis of pertinent applications and technology solutions in anticipation of future demands. Participate in analysis, design, development, testing, and maintenance of applications to meet Research Center and University needs using appropriate frameworks and tools. Maintain documentation of code to facilitate on-going development and future adaptations of application components. Test developed web applications for functionality, stability, and security.

    2. Lab Assistant: Assist research team in recruitment and screening of volunteers to participate in a range of research studies. Scheduling appointments for subject research study visits. Collect and enter data from research participants per approved protocols, standard operating procedures, and experiment instructions. Maintain accurate and confidential records used for conducting and monitoring multiple studies.

    -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.

  • 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.

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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