Research Assistant

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 26, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a Research Assistant who will primarily assist in the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for various research studies in the Department. The Research Assistant will interact with the investigators and collaborators in a research environment. This person will be writing, running, and analyzing standard and non-standard reports. This person will also assist in carrying out studies of image biomarkers of bone quality in accordance with good research practices in such activities, including pre-processing and quantitative analysis of x-ray imaging data, management of large datasets, lab inventory, and record keeping.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned experimental protocols and data analysis techniques.
  • Perform x-ray data processing and analysis under the supervision of sr. researchers.
  • Assist researcher team with preparation of imaging experiments on x-ray CT systems.
  • Participate in drafting scientific communications (papers and conference presentations).
  • Organize and maintain large collections of imaging data.
  • Maintain paper and computerized research files.
  • Participate in weekly research group meetings.
  • Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols.
  • Conduct literature searches to support the PI.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

    This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis; the research assistant will perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering or related discipline and some research experience related to x-ray CT imaging 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. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. 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. *

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Adequate knowledge in biomedical engineering and imaging physics. Familiarity and experience with CT data acquisition, reconstruction, and image analysis, in particular in relationship to analysis of bone microstructure and bone composition. Working knowledge of research practices and standard metrics used in evaluation of bone quality from imaging data. Experience in artifact correction for Cone-Beam CT. Familiarity with good practice in evaluation of quantitative image biomarkers, such as texture features. Experience with common computer programs such as Microsoft Office, with data analysis using Matlab and Python, and with specialized packages for CT image visualization, registration, and segmentation (e.g. MITK, ImageJ).

Willingness to learn specialized software used in the research. Understanding of statistical concepts relevant for analysis of experimental data from imaging studies. Willingness to participate in drafting scientific communications and presenting at conferences.

Classified Title:Research Assistant
Working Title: Research Assistant ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$16.26 - $22.34 per hour/ commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday / 8:30am - 5:00pm; Up to 40 hrs/ week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002765-SOM BME Biomedical Imaging Science
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 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.

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