Research Assistant

Maryland, United States
28 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Working Title: Research Assistant ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.10-$22.12
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Varies, up to 27 hours per week 
Location:  701 Rutland Ave
Department name: 10003174-SOM Rad MR Research 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate is expected to conduct magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis of the brain to measure cerebral function and physiology. This analysis will be conducted for both healthy controls and patients with various neurological disorders. The ideal candidate should have a formal training in computer sciences and is expected to be proficient with computer software and programming. The candidate is expected to be knowledgeable about basic mathematical analysis methods.  *This is a casual/on-call positoin*

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Run routine and ad hoc reports from research database.  Perform data collection for study(ies) and develop data reports to share with PI.  May use standard mathematical and statistical tools and computer programs to review data.
  • Duties may include data cleaning measures to ensure accuracy of data and preparation of tables.
  • May lead small study efforts and develop processes for ensuring data collection can occur in effective and efficient manner.
  • May interview and hire undergraduate assistants to work in the lab, and lead basic activities such as data collection and data entry.
  • May conduct literature searches to support faculty in research efforts.  May design and format papers/publications.  May assist PIs in writing summaries of papers for release as policy briefs.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and some related experience required.  Additional education may substitute for required experience and 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.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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