Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.10 - $22.12 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 37.5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001358-Earth and Planetary Science Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
A research assistant is required to support multiple projects within the Hydroclimate Research Group in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Tasks include statistical analysis of climate records, GIS data processing, basic satellite data mapping, and general project support (written reports, website communications, etc.).
Specific project needs include analysis of air temperature and humidity measurements collected in Maryland and Alabama, GIS-based mapping of hurricane-induced flooding and power outages, and visualization of satellite imagery for presentations and publications.
Bachelor’s in Engineering or natural sciences.
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.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Additional experience with remote sensing and comfort with scripting languages (e.g., Python, R, Matlab) is preferred.
Special Knowledge & Skills:
Some familiarity with basic statistical analysis and GIS is required
Excellent written and oral skills and the 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, and the ability to work with independently and with others.
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