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Research Specialist Sr. -VTTI  « Position Deleted on 12/22/2012 »

Institution: Virginia Tech
Location: Raleigh, NC
Category:
  • Admin - Laboratory and Research
  • Admin - Other Administrative Positions
Posted: 12/11/2012
Type: Full Time
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Posting Number: SW0122614
Percent Employment: Full-time
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit

About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 30 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 30 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:
Providing assistance to research faculty in conducting transportation research. Duties include: (i) traveling to off-site locations to manage data collection, data downloads, and ensuring data quality, (ii) installing and trouble-shooting (i.e., repairing, servicing, adjusting, calibrating, fine-tuning, and testing) data collection systems, (iii) supervising, coordinating, and training junior experimental staff, (iv) recruiting, screening, and working with human subjects, (v) independently, with little supervision, performs most assignments with instructions on global objectives and general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. Excellent communication skills. Positive attitude and attendance required.

Performing other duties in support of conducting research projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, electrical engineering or related field(s) and/or the equivalent level of experience and training.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of hand tools, powered hand tools, soldering equipment, multimeter, vehicle diagnostic devices, and basic vehicle wiring.
  • Demonstrated ability to install and trouble-shoot electronic equipment in a variety of motor vehicles.
  • Computer proficiency specifically Microsoft office applications.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Must be trained and certified in the Protection of Human Subjects as prescribed by Virginia Tech's Institutional Review Board.
Employment Conditions:
Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below

Must have a conviction check:
Yes

Describe Other:
Will include evening and weekend hours

How to Apply for this Job:
Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu

Employee Category:
Staff (Salary)

Appointment Type:
Restricted

If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
12/07/2013

FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Academic Year or Calendar Year:
Calendar Year

Pay Band: 4

Work Location:
Out of State

Location, if not Blacksburg:
Raleigh, NC

Work Schedule:
Varies

Job Close Date:
12/21/2012

Restricted to university employees only?
No

Diversity Statement:
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

Applicant Documents:

Required:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.