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Project Assistant-VTTI

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Project Assistant-VTTI
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0180229
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Chief Objective of Position:
Facilitate and support as directed the conduct of research, outreach, and other activities in service of a broad range program related to transportation safety. Facilitate subject/participant management including recruitment, selection, assessment, conduct of study protocols with human subjects, and documentation of all of the above. Positive attitude and reliable attendance required. Must be able to work independently, applying professional behavior and sound judgment; also must be able to work as a well-integrated team member. Job may require infrequent evening or weekend work based on recruitment needs. Motivated to work independently or with little supervision, with awareness and sensitivity towards multi-cultural issues and deadlines. Demonstrated communications skills

Required Qualifications:

-Demonstrated experience working with the public in customer service or customer support role
-Demonstrated high level of proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet functions, including the use of a variety of advanced features (e.g., track changes, document formatting, and basic spreadsheet formulas, using Microsoft Word and Excel)
-Demonstrated proficiency scheduling/coordinating appointments/calendars
-Demonstrated experience with call center or receptionist duties.
-Demonstrated ability to accurately track/record detailed information in a well-organized manner

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience conducting research, surveys, or interviews with human subjects
-Demonstrated experience working with multi-line phone systems.
-Understanding of ethical principles of human/animal research

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Must be willing to work non-standard hours with advance notice as required (after 5pm & weekends).

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants should complete an online application at,

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 1 yr from hire
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 50
Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg: Blacksburg
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: Varies
Posting Date: 04/05/2018
Review Begin Date:
Job Close Date: 04/23/2018
Restricted to university employees only? No
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.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This is a 1500-hour, part time position. Applicant will be required to work approximately 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, including afternoons, evening and occasional weekends. Are you willing and available to work the schedule as described above?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If you are unable to begin work on July 1, 2008 when is the earliest you would be available to start work?

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents