Research Coordinator | Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute | Roanoke, VA

A full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute ( in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases.

The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such a EEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols.

The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  1. BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field;
  2. two years of research experience;
  3. demonstrated organizational skills or experience with data management;
  4. desire to succeed in a fastpaced research environment with multiple duties;
  5. Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills;
  6. Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Required application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • three references
  • Two letters of recommendation will be required of candidates under final consideration.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is the start of Summer 2017.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply at:

Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be sent to: Christopher Anzalone, Research Coordinator, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Roanoke, VA,