A research assistant is sought to participate in a research project on developing a novel macroporous hydrogel-fiber composite material and a new embolization device to improve the efficiency of different interventional treatments. This role will be involved in synthesis of new biomaterials, fabrication of new devices, and test their mechanical property, biocompatibility, thrombogenic property, and embolization efficiency in animal models. This position will also support the routine administrative duties on facility management for the Mao Lab and supervise and manage undergraduate research assistants in Mao Lab.
NOTE: Only for 6 months and this position is not benefits eligible.
This position duties include but are not limited to:
Synthesizing and characterizing the mechanical properties of a collagen-based nanofiber hydrogel composite;
Synthesizing a structurally reinforced microporous cryogel-fiber composite; testing biocompatibility and thrombogenic property of the nanofiber-hydrogel composites;
Support the animal study on testing the embolization property of the composite device,
Assist in routine administrative duties for facility management including ensuring supplies and materials are ordered and inventoried.
Supervising and managing undergraduate research assistants by assigning daily tasks.
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.
Masters in Materials Science & Engineering.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Excellent written and oral skills.
Ability to communicate effectively are essential.
Strong organizational, administrative, project management, and problem solving skills.
Ability to manage and track large amounts of sensitive and diverse data.
Ability to balance multitude of ongoing competing deadlines.
Ability to work with independently and with others.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.15 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F 8-5 varies/as needed Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001493-Materials Science & Engineering Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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