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Research Assistant Position for Shelter Dog Fostering Study at Virginia Tech
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Posted Nov 9

Shelter Welfare Research Asst

Job no: 511814
Work type: Staff
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Animal and Poultry Sciences
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

The Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences seeks a full time Shelter Welfare Research Assistant who will travel to study sites, assist in the coordination of the Maddie's Nationwide Sheltering Study, and provide general research support to the research lab. Under supervision, the research assistant will be responsible for responding to emails, collaborating with the existing research team, scheduling meetings between the research team and study sites, visiting research sites, supporting research sites in their data collection, maintaining and tracking spreadsheets including but not limited to data collection spreadsheets and enrollment spreadsheets, issuing reports, and other tasks as needed as part of the Maddie's Nationwide Sheltering Study.

Required Qualifications

Experience working in an animal shelter settings (either on a professional or volunteer basis); Excellent planning and organizational skills; Ability to multitask, prioritize and work collaboratively with others; Experience managing calendars and coordinating travel; Advanced interpersonal skills to communicate with a variety of personalities and interaction styles; Strong attention to detail; Advanced skill with Microsoft office suite including Excel; Advanced skill with cloud storage applications including Dropbox and Google Drive; Advanced skill with video conferencing applications including Skype, GoToMeeting, Zoom.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher; Experience in conducting research projects; Experience working in a university setting; Previous experience with purchasing cards, reimbursements, and requisitions.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

November 15, 2019

Additional Information

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

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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 accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Advertised: November 8, 2019 
Applications close: 15 Nov 2019 Eastern Standard Time
Open Until Filled

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