Research Assistant Job at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Blacksburg, VA

Job Description

Research Assistant

Job no: 529682

Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time

Senior management: Vice President for Research

Department: Inst for Society/Culture/Envir.

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, Hybrid

Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Institute for Society, Culture and Environment is seeking a research assistant for the NIH funding project, Persons with Dementia and their Extended Family Caregivers: Service Use, Barriers and Needs. The primary responsibility of this position is recruiting, screening, and scheduling interviews with study participants, conducting telephone interviews with family caregivers of persons living with dementia; and preparing written summaries of the interviews. The successful candidate will be a part of a team of experts in gerontological research, professional staff, and students.

Required Qualifications

- Coursework or degree.
- Experience working as a team member on multi-faceted, federally-funded research projects.
- Experience conducting telephone interviews with family caregivers of persons living with dementia.
- Proficient in the use of RedCap, Microsoft Office, Electronic Media, and Search Engines.
- Experience preparing research summaries, recruitment materials, and social media postings.
- Experience preparing conference presentations and writing empirical-based manuscripts.
- Demonstrated ability to carry out assigned tasks with limited direct supervision.
- Ability to work periods of eight consecutive evenings, including weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Starting at $20.03/hour; commensurate with experience

Review Date

May 28, 2024

Additional Information

Dependent upon project work, weekly hours can be anywhere between 20-30. Positions are eligible for hybrid work arrangements, and the confirmed work schedule will be confirmed upon hire.

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 military 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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kaitlin Winfree at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: May 15, 2024

Applications close:

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Part time, Afternoon shift,

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