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 imaging studies of bone microstructure using novel high-resolution CT systems in accordance with good research practices in such activities, including CT scanner operation procedures, radiation protection requirements, data collection and analysis, lab inventory and record keeping.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned experimental protocols and data analysis techniques.
Assist researcher team with preparation and conducting of imaging experiments on x-ray CT systems.
Participate in drafting scientific communications (papers and conference presentations).
Run routine and ad hock reports from research database.
Perform data collection and analysis under the supervision of senior researchers.
Monitor supplies and instruments for the research team.
Organize and maintain experimental records.
Maintain paper and computerized research files.
Participate in bi-weekly research group meetings.
Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols.
Conduct literature searches to support the PI.
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 (mandatory): Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering or related discipline and some research experience required, preferably related to x-ray CT imaging. 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. Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Adequate knowledge in biomedical engineering and imaging physics. Familiarity and experience with CT data acquisition, reconstruction, artifact correction, and image analysis, in particular in relationship with analysis of bone microstructure. Working knowledge of research practices and standard metrics used in evaluation of trabecular microarchitecture. Experience in design of imaging phantoms. Familiarity with good practice in imaging experiment design and CT scanner operation. Experience with common computer programs such as Microsoft Office, and with data analysis using Matlab and Python. 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 Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range:$33,479-$46,018 commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday through Friday Exempt Status:Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department Name: 10002765-SOM BME Biomedical Imaging Science Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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