Research Specialist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

The Center for Imaging Science is seeking a Research Specialist. The Research Specialist will be a member of a busy academic laboratory studying brain structures from MRI scans. Research Specialist will be responsible for analyzing image data, with minimal guidance, using basic and emerging image processing techniques. In addition, he/she will assist with general laboratory tasks, including collecting and archiving image data. Specifically, the Research Specialist will perform manual segmentations of brain structures in the medial temporal lobe as part of a major study ofAlzheimer’s Disease (AD).

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Responsible for assigned daily research projects.
  • Utilize specialized knowledge to interpret results, e.g. anatomical variability.
  • Maintaining image archives including quality control and record keeping.
  • Use scientific knowledge and lab experience to make judgments and decisions. Works independently.
  • Teach/train students in the lab. Guide, direct and facilitate problem solving for entry-level lab members on day-to-day problems with more challenging image data.
  • Make scientific contribution to protocol development, efficiency, and productivity. Collaborate in development of new techniques.
  • Apply published research methods to current experimental work by investigating published protocols and discussing them with PI.
  • May scientifically contribute to writing of manuscripts and grants. Process analyzed data into figures for scientific publications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
  • One year of laboratory experience performing relevant techniques.
  • Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience or psychology.
  • Some related experience in a research laboratory that applies techniques of anatomical and/or structural imaging analysis
Additional Skills and Knowledge:

    Must be knowledgeable and skilled in neuroscience, including brain anatomy and function in memory and cognition. Must be knowledgeable about quantitative analysis or capable of performing these techniques with appropriate training.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software helpful.
  • Experience with Linux and Matlab or R or Python a plus.
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail is essential
  • Experience with image analysis software helpful

Classified Title:Research Specialist
Working Title: Research Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MA
Starting Salary Range: $16.13 - $22.16; Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 60008229-Ctr for Imaging Science Research
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
Important legal information
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