Careers at Virginia Tech

Project Assistant-VTTI

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific, Transportation

Job Description

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, scheduling appointments, 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 wellintegrated team member. Job will require evenings and occasional weekend work, with notice, based on recruitment needs. Motivated to work independently or with little supervision, with awareness and sensitivity towards multicultural issues and deadlines.

Telework may become an option as training milestones are met.

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 multiline phone systems.
Understanding of ethical principles of human/animal research

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.


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.

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

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