Jobs

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

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: July 31, 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/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.

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Posted: July 05, 2017

    In recent years, zebrafish has emerged as one of the leading models for developmental and computational neuroscience. The advantages of zebrafish include powerful genetics, simple nervous system, and translucent brain, ideal for structural and functional studies of the brain. The Pan lab at the VTCRI uses zebrafish to understand the complex interactions between genes, neural circuits, and behavior. We aim to elucidate the roles of cell adhesion molecules and candidate disease genes in the assembly of neurons into functional neural pathways. At this time, the Pan lab is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow. The incumbent will be responsible for (1) performing experimental studies using a combination of biochemical, genetic, imaging, and behavioral techniques, (2) collaborate with PI to write grant proposals and research papers, and (3) participate in laboratory upkeep and animal husbandry (genotyping, breeding, and maintaining stocks). We are seeking a bright, motivated, and hard-working individual who is interested in utilizing the advantages of the zebrafish model to understand the development of neural circuits. The ideal candidate would have background in developmental biology, neurobiology, genetics, and be competent in advanced imaging techniques.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Professor - Computational Neuroscience

    Posted: August 29, 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.

  • Assistant Professor

    Posted: August 30, 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).

  • Systems Administrator

    Posted: August 24, 2017

    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is seeking a Systems Engineer. 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. He or she 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.

    The incumbent will use industry established best-practices and standards to make their administration more effective and more efficient. He or she will be responsible for all facets of system engineering – design, documentation, implementation, capacity planning, monitoring, troubleshooting, and standards. Incumbent will support enterprise applications in a scientific research environment and manage IT policies and procedures in collaboration with the IT Director. Performs other duties as assigned.

    The successful candidate will utilize communication, presentation and problem-solving skills. The candidate must be ability to identify highly complex problems, investigate them, address them, and learn from them. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty, staff, students, and sponsors. They must be energetic and able to function effectively and independently in a fast-moving environment subject to external pressure and frequent interruptions with an ability of training users in applications and operating system.

  • Senior Systems Engineer

    Posted: April 11, 2017

    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 Engineer. 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.

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

More information

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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