Research Program Assistant

Maryland, United States
$14.00 - $19.25
24 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Req ID:  15141

Research Program Assistant II

General summary/purpose:

Seeking a highly motivated individual to work closely with post-docs and faculty as a full-time Research Assistant.

After entry-level training under the general supervision of a faculty investigator, he/she will be responsible for independently performing routine data analysis and database maintenance.

The mission of our multidisciplinary coalition of clinicians, basic science researchers, and data scientists is to conduct basic and translational research to understand brain functions and disorders. We aim to take advantage of multimodal datasets (molecular profiles, brain imaging data, and clinical observations) to stratify patients to discover biomarkers and drug targets.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams including clinicians, basic research scientists, and data scientists
  • Provide bioinformatics support to the entire center
  • Analyze next generation sequencing data  
  • Analyze brain imaging data
  • Analyze clinical test scores
  • Perform statistical analyses
  • Database maintenance

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two (2) years related experience

Preferred qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Math, or other related discipline.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must have a working knowledge of programming, preferably R, achieved through undergraduate and/or more advances studies
  • Additional relevant experience acquired through extracurricular activities or summer employment is very desirable

Classified Title:  Research Program Assistant II
Working Title:  Research Program Assistant II
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00 - $19.25 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003822-SOM Psy Molecular Psychiatry Program 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 

EEO is the Law

Learn more:
Important legal information

School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus