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Research Coordinator

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

The SACS Research Coordinator will provide technical and administrative assistance to all faculty within the department, in regards to research protocols. Provide primary patient care activities including acquisition and documentation of physical findings, procurement of laboratory specimens (blood, urine, feces, etc), anesthesiology and special diagnostic procedures. Identifies potential prospective research candidates/patients, communicates and obtains authorizations/permissions, schedules and participates in follow-up examinations and re-evaluations of clients/patients enrolled in studies. These duties will be balanced between the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, research shared lab in Blacksburg and Animal Cancer Care and Research Center in Roanoke. Working closely with the Clinical Trials Coordinator, this position will liaise with owners and referring practitioners to explain study enrollment criteria. Answers phone and email inquiries from owners and referring veterinarians. Performs data entry and keeps research databases/medical records current. Responsible for animal purchase requests and receiving, research supplies ordering and receiving, project set up, IACUC drafting, inventory of research samples and equipment assigned to the department. She/he will be the bookkeeper for research projects and will reconcile and perform the aging report for research funds. Organize research orientation for all new faculty and provide information needed for research purposes depending on type of appointment. She/he will work collectively with the Clinical Trial coordinator and the administrative assistants to guarantee the faculty within the department have all project needs met. A small percent of the position will provide other academic support for faculty and the department.

Required Qualifications

Licensed as a Veterinary Technician; ability to understand verbal and written instructions, good written and oral human relations and communication skills; Knowledge of basic nursing skills as well as knowledge of anesthetic equipment and monitoring. Proficient with venipuncture, placing intravenous catheters, performing endotracheal intubation, inducing and monitoring anesthesia.
Basic knowledge of accounting. Computer skills such as experience using word processing software, spreadsheets, email and internet; excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment, and ability to maintain confidentiality; must be detail oriented and have excellent organizational and time management skills, personal initiative, flexibility, and have a proactive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working in research, an academic or higher education setting. Experience with RedCap or similar databases and automated systems such as HokieMart.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

June 18, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law.

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