The primary purpose of this position is to advance the use, understanding, application of, and advocacy for in vitro science in toxicity and safety testing, drug development and basic “discovery” research. The term “in vitro science” includes, but is not limited to, computational toxicology, biomimetic systems, “organs on a chip,” cellular 2D and 3D systems, and other methodologies that do not directly use living vertebrate animals.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities The person selected for this position will be responsible for carrying out research regarding (1) in-vitro methods of toxicity testing (“alternatives to animals”); (2) their use in, and application to, environmental risk assessment; and (3) how policies are designed and developed that will advance the use of alternatives in environmental health decision-making. In addition to carrying out this research, the person selected will assist in communicating with policy-makers through (1) direct (person-to-person) meetings; (2) in social media; (3) through print media; and (4) by attending scientific and policy meetings. The person selected for this position will also assist in grant writing and journal article preparation.
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: 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. *
A master’s degree, such as an MPH or MHS, is desirable, but not required.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong writing, communication and speaking skills are desirable. Evidence of leadership is desirable. A working knowledge of STATA, and statistical methods, is desirable.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $16.26 - $22.35/ commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:30a - 5:00p / 40 Hrs/Wk Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001082-Environmental Health and Engineering Personnel area: School of Public Health
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