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Johns Hopkins University Research Assistant - Smith Lab Group in Baltimore, Maryland

General Summary/Purpose:

The Research Assistant will work with Professor Smith on various tasks and helping to manage her lab spaces and research collections. Responsibilities include mineral separation, zircon mounting and analyzing, rock processing for stable isotopes, and oversight of lab users. The ideal candidate has a high level of independence, reliability, and technical expertise in these areas.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of the Olin Hall crushing lab, cutting lab, wet lab, and mineral separation lab. Help develop protocols for all these spaces.

  • Processing samples for mineral separation of zircon. Learning to mount and analyze zircon grains in Dr. Viete’s LA-ICPMS Olin Hall laboratory.

  • Preparing and analyzing carbonates in the Olin Hall stable isotope laboratory.

  • Organization of Smith rock collections.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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*.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative science.

  • Some related experience in quantitative analysis.

  • Experience in the techniques listed above.

*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.

Classified Title: Research Assistant

Working Title: Research Assistant - Smith Lab Group ​​​​​

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD

Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 per hour (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: 37.5/ Mon-Sun - Days will vary

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus

Department name: 10001358-Earth and Planetary Science

Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

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

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.