Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Research Assistant

The Department of Neurology is seeking a Research Assistant who will assist in projects studying the use of EEG and other technologies for brain mapping, brain-machine interfacing, and cognitive neuroscience. The job responsibilities will include analysis of multi-modal time series and the operation and enhancement of hardware and software systems for experimental control and data analysis, including systems for 1) recording EEG, biometric, and behavioral signals, 2) real-time and off-line EEG signal analysis, and 3) closed-loop control of prosthetic and neurostimulation devices.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in working on the 3D brain reconstruction for epilepsy surgery patients, based on MRI and CT imaging.

  • Assist in collection and analysis of biometric, behavioral, and bioelectric time series using advanced signal processing and machine learning algorithms.

  • Assist in the management of a computing cluster, a secure data server, and an advanced biopotential recording system.

  • Assist the team in the use of these systems during EEG experiments with human subjects and in analysis of data.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work in a team, to absorb new concepts and skills quickly, and to manage time to accommodate parallel developments of different project components.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.

  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in using Javascript, Python and Matlab.

  • Proficiency or interest in brain imaging software such as Freesurfer, BioImage Suite and other equivalent software.

  • Skill with or desire to learn the use and programming of Linux environment.

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Neuro Epilepsy
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

*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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information

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 Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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