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

  • 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.

  • Receptionist-Research Participant Coordinator

    Posted: July 28, 2015

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) is seeking a full-time Receptionist-Research Participant Coordinator. Answers telephone and greets visitors. Maintains and projects a stellar customer service approach and philosophy consistent with the support team standards of VTCRI at all times. Monitors cameras and elevator traffic. Issues visitation badges to all guests and research participants. Refers callers and visitors to appropriate individuals and locations. Manages research participant traffic and flow by verifying appointment calendar and directing research participants to the appropriate laboratory and/or lab coordinator. Employs time management skills to ensure all guests and research participants are door to destination in less than 10 minutes while effectively executing other job duties. Works with lab coordinators to secure appointment schedules daily. Receives, sorts, and distributes incoming mail, packages, and deliveries to the appropriate individuals/locations. Responsible for receiveing and fostering transfer of special needs and time sensitive pacakges to appropriate labs and/or lab coordinators. Checks loading docks as needed for package deliveries. Provides administrative support as assigned which may includes tasks in HR, finance, communications, etc. Assists with special events.

  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Glial Biology/Neuroscience

    Posted: June 30, 2015

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) has launched a new center within the institute - the Glial Biology in Health, Disease and Cancer Center (GBHDCC), with the objective to anchor the institute’s growing research programs in the biology of glial cells in all aspects of health and disease. The GBHDCC will be directed by Dr. Harald Sontheimer. Successful applicants will have an earned doctorate, have completed postdoctoral training and must have demonstrated a track record of successful research related to glia or glioma biology, with a strong potential of developing innovative research programs that can attract sustained extramural funding. They will join a collaborative and highly successful group of investigators with similar research interests at the VTCRI, and will hold their tenure earning faculty appointment in an appropriate department at Virginia Tech.

    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 24 independent research groups with over 200 research and support team members. VT has over 6000 graduate students, and offers graduate programs in many Neuroscience-related disciplines, including the translational biology, medicine and heath program (TBMH). Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to support their research program. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities including high-resolution single and multi-photon confocal and functional neuroimaging.

    The VTCRI’s GBHDCC expects to recruit up 5 new faculty members over the next 3 years, with the majority being recruited at the tenure track Assistant Professor level. However, well-qualified midcareer applicants with a funded research program are also encouraged to apply. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided. Applications will be reviewed continuously until all positions are filled. It is expected that initial interviews will begin in September 2015.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Research Assistant Professor

    Posted: July 16, 2015

    The Research Assistant Professor will be expected to carry out full time research in the laboratory of Dr. Warren K. Bickel.

    The Research Assistant Professor is expected to independently plan and conduct experimental protocols, analyze and interpret research data, continuously devise new approaches to problems as well as plan, conduct, and coordinate all phases of the work. The individual in this position may receive general supervision and technical guidance on unusual or complex research issues. Projects undertaken and research goals may require approval from higher-level authority, but often are the responsibility of the individual. Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Program development, proposal writing, monitoring budgets, publishing reports and scholarly publications, and coordination with other researchers are expected.
    - The successful candidate will collaborate with higher ranking academic personnel in the program management and development of major programs.
    - Demands of this position include broad knowledge of the area of study and a good working knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.
    - The individual in this position may elect to engage in teaching activities and s/he will train and supervise lower level laboratory personnel and students who are authorized to work on the projects.

    Direction given and received:
    Research assistant professors are expected to contribute significantly to the design and execution of research projects. They may serve as principal investigators with the approval of the department head. They carry out independent research in their field of specialization under general supervision. They may have supervisory responsibility for project personnel and contribute to project management.

    The research will involve studies that employ behavioral economic and neuro-economic approaches to obesity and Type 2 diabetes as well as various forms of addiction . The candidate will also be expected to analyze previously collected data, construct final publication quality figures and prepare a manuscript suitable for submission to an appropriate journal during this period as well as to work with Dr. Bickel to develop preliminary data for submission of grants.

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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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