Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a research assistant for a one-year contract to work with Dr. Meghan Avolio. Contract will be renewable for up to one year. Candidates should possess the ability to communicate effectively, have strong organizational, administrative, project management, and problem-solving skills. Also desired is an ability to manage diverse data, with independently and with others. This position is excellent for someone who wants research experience before going to graduate school, either directly from undergrad or with a master’s degree. Candidate will have the opportunity to write scientific papers and pursue their own research interests, if desired.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Grow plants in the greenhouse,
Collect field data (identifying tree, weed, and cultivated yard plant species),
Manage the lab and all purchasing
Understand and enforce laboratory safety standards and protocols
Process field collected samples
DNA extractions and PCRs
Spatial data analyses
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
BA or a BS degree in related discipline.
Some related experience required.
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.
Background in ecology or related field.
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.
Experience with molecular bench work and data analysis.
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/37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001358-Earth and Planetary Science Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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