Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE
Starting Salary Range: $16.10 to $22.12 per hour
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: M-F as needed
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10001509-Information Security Institute
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
The successful candidates will utilize state-of-the-art mathematical and computing tools and assist in directing student projects to advance specialized scientific research interests of Scheduling Optimization Research projects in the Information Security Institute. The main job responsibilities are to assist in the overall management of student projects such as goal-setting, technical advising and milestone adherence and to implement optimization models for a subset of the optimization projects.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Use advanced mathematical modeling and computing tools to formulate and evaluate optimized schedules.
- Write and document custom code in MATLAB or other general programming language to produce optimized schedules.
- Assist with managing student projects by working with the students to set goals, advise the students on technical issues, and ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner.
- Evaluate student results to present to project leadership.
- Co-author/ author publications.
- Contribute original thoughts, hypotheses, and analysis to write reports, abstracts and manuscripts.
- Direct weekly group meetings with students to report on progress and plan future activities.
- Speak at or attend conferences representing the research group as needed.
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- High school diploma
- Two years related experience
- Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
- College-level training in Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, or other related field
- Coursework in college-level computer science and mathematics
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to read and comprehend research requirements, and to execute programming, and modeling tasks to facilitate computational research studies.
- Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
- Solid planning and organizational skills, ability to prioritize work independently.
- Sound working knowledge of MATLAB or other general programming language, and decision modeling and optimization software are desirable.
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