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Project Associate

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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Project Associate
Faculty Rank: Project Associate
Posting Number: SR0160148
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

This position carries out project responsibilities for the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) and Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD) programs. Interprets regulations and guidelines of program funding, prepares renewals and periodic reports for grant agencies. Assists with pre-award applications and may assist with locating sources of outside funding. Provides unit with daily monitoring of grants and contracts for Principal Investigator to ensure expenses are being paid according to contract and university guidelines. The incumbent will prepare written reports, documents, and manuals for project leader. The position may provide input into budget preparation, hiring decisions and expenditures and have supervisory authority over project personnel.

Required Qualifications:

MS Degree, or BS Degree and applicable experience. Demonstrated project management experience in conducting research projects in an academic or industrial environment. Good communication skills demonstrating strong track record in presentations and proposal development. Creative, independent, and highly motivated, with firm understanding of life sciences research environment. Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as with a development group. Supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD preferred. Experience in management of sponsored contracts. Significant training and/or experience in management and organization of sponsored research activities.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates should submit a current CV, letter of interest, and listing of professional references upon applying through www.jobs.vt.edu posting number SR0160148. Review of applications will begin October 24, 206.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: April 30, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with Eperience
Department: Animal & Poultry Sciences
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8:00-5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Job Posting Date: 10/10/2016
Review Begin Date: 10/24/2016
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/70112

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents