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Research Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Research Assistant
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0180031
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Position Summary:

Research Assistant (Lab Manager) position available
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Roanoke, Virginia

A full-time research assistant (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King-Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu). Projects in the labs combine methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations (focusing on adults with mood, anxiety, personality, or substance-use disorders, and at-risk youth). The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and assessing research participants, implementing all aspects of study protocols, and maintaining positive communication with research participants and collaborators. Data collection involves various modalities including: behavior, fMRI, clinical interviews, genetic samples. Additional duties include managing participant databases, organizing project funds, and preparing and tracking IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of all lab projects and managing day-to-day logistics of ongoing lab projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. For motivated individuals, there are many opportunities to be involved with data analysis. This is an excellent position for candidates interested in graduate school in cognitive or clinical psychology, neuroscience, and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Required Qualifications:

1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field;
2) two years of research experience;
3) ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
4) demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail;
5) demonstrated ability and desire to succeed in a fast-paced research environment with multiple concurrent duties;
6) excellent written and oral communication skills;
7) proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

1) MA/MS with clinical psychology psychiatry training preferred.
2) Candidates with data analysis and/or computer programming experience will be considered favorably.

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

Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #___________ and attach the following documents:
1. Cover Letter
2. CV/Resume
3. List of at least 3 references

Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be emailed to:

Brennan Delattre, bdelattr@vtc.vt.edu
Lab Manager for Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King-Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Roanoke, VA

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: VT Carilion Research Institute
Work Location: Roanoke
Location, if not Blacksburg: Roanoke, VA
Location Zip Code: 24016
Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and as needed
Posting Date: 01/25/2018
Review Begin Date: 02/02/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
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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/83465

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Required Documents

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