The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) has chosen to provide a broad range of personnel services, having its employees work within the university environment, represent and support West Virginia University, while providing a distinct work package to its employees as a nonprofit corporate affiliate.

The Research HR Office exists to support research infrastructure and economic development opportunities at WVU by providing flexible, responsive recruitment and employment services for its sponsored activities. It is the goal of the Research HR Office to capitalize upon strengths, to help its workforce anticipate and meet the needs of the research community in its markets, and to value employees through effective communications, courteous, responsive, and enthusiastic service.