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Research Assistant- DiFeliceantonio Lab

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

A Research Assistant is being sought to support projects in the lab of Dr. DiFeliceantonio ( at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke, Virginia. This position involves some management duties, such as supply ordering and management, participant scheduling, etc., and research duties. Projects in the lab are multidisciplinary, combining techniques and methodologies from neuroscience, nutrition, metabolism, and psychology. The overarching goal of the lab is to understand the metabolic and neural mechanisms of food choice and specifically how modern, ultra-processed foods hijack these systems.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and detail-oriented person who enjoys interacting with others, being a key part of a diverse and active scientific environment, learning new techniques, and managing multiple project duties. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in metabolism, nutrition science, and neuroscience as preparation for graduate school or medical school.

Required Qualifications

Prior research experience in nutrition, psychology, neuroscience or a related field is preferred, but not required. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Demonstrate solid detail orientation skills. Capable of working independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

B.S. in Neuroscience, Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, or a related field with an emphasis on laboratory experience, or equivalent education, training and experience. Phlebotomy, MRI experience. Working experience in an academic/research setting.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

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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.

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