Research Assistant

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Aug 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

This position will perform research in medical visualization, robotics and instrumentation with a focus on artificial intelligence, perception, visualization, and medical imaging. The position involves work on one collaborative project funded by National Institutes of Health, NIBIB, under grant # 1R01EB025883-01A1, PI. Iordachita, title “Enabling technology for image-guided robot-assisted sub-retinal injections”.

Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Develop an algorithm for OCT volumes real-time registration of the retina.
  2. Develop an algorithm for registration of intra-operative scans to the pre-operative ones, and use them for live visualization and also for robot path planning.
  3. Develop an algorithm for integration of tracking algorithms (both from iOCT and optical images) in the robotic control for semi-autonomous navigations.
  4. Collect, analyze, and report data for publication. Develop and maintain project wiki page.
  • Position will receive work assignments on weekly basis and will be expected to complete most of them independently.
  • Will work with a post-doc on a daily basis and have occasional meetings with clinicians at JHU School of Medicine and engineers at WSE.
  • Primary research interactions will take place within the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (lcrs.jhu.edu).

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in ECE, EE, BME or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Some related experience. 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.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Technical experience in qualitative data collection and performing statistical analysis. Must have an understanding of techniques and a solid foundation in the underlying science, gained from experience.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision. Able to conduct experiments autonomously according to precise instructions. Able to exercise independent judgment to resolve minor problems arising while conducting experiments.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain attention to detail
  • Applicants who are near to completion of a PhD (or equivalent) will be preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MATLAB, Microsoft Office, C++, Open CV, Unity 3D, LATEX, OpenGL.
  • Ability of picking up various computer based applications and data analysis tools.
  • Strong background in mechatronics, computing, electronic engineering, bioengineering or other related subjects.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Project management skills and the ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize jobs and organize work effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly and succinctly.
  • Ability to communicate with scientists and researchers from a variety of disciplines.
  • Ability to manage own area effectively using compliance with health and safety policy and university procedures.
  • Ability to encourage a research culture in others.
  • Self-motivation and an ability to exercise initiative and judgment in carrying out research tasks.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely to a level consistent with publications in highly regarded international journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research.
  • Ability to contribute to a complex research program.

Related work experience:

  • At least 1-year experience in an academic research environment preferred.

Classified Title:Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$32.12 to $36.47 per hour
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 50000500-LCSR
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

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 atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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.

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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 jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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