Research Assistant

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:
The lab of Prof. Alison Hill is seeking a Research Assistant to contribute to the group’s work on mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. The Hill group is a highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary research lab, and is part of the Institute for Computational Medicine and the Infectious Disease Dynamics Group. The position requires strong mathematics skills including differential equations and stochastic processes, experience in scientific computing, and experience with data analysis including visualization and statistical inference.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the individual will develop, implement, and analyze mathematical models to describe the spread of infectious diseases within individual patients and across populations.
  • These models will be used to study the impact of proposed interventions and to analyze time series data.
  • The work may focus on HIV/AIDS, SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, or drug resistant infections.
  • The individual will work collaboratively with other group members and with collaborators in other groups.
  • The individual will be expected to regularly communicate their results in written and oral form in various venues, including scientific publications.

This position will be conducted remotely for the duration of COVID-19-related university closures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • 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.

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 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant coursework in quantitative science such as mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or statistics, including coursework in biological sciences
  • Experience in a research laboratory
  • Experience applying mathematical models to biological
  • Experience communicating science to diverse audiences
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Experience with statistical techniques used to fit models to data

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to program in R, Python, or MATLAB
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams of scientists across disciplines
  • Passionate about solving problems in public health/clinical medicine
  • Foundational understanding of principles in microbiology, evolutionary biology, and/or physiology through coursework, research experience, or independent study
  • Experience developing and sharing open-source software

Classified Title:Research Assistant
Working Title: Research Assistant ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$16.26-$22.35 per hour (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10001501-Institute for Computational Medicine
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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