Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
General Nature/Purpose of Position:
Perform duties of a Research Assistant in an academic environment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities of Position:
The Research Assistant will implement statistical and optimization models in R and AIMMS code, prepare input data, and conduct computer runs. These models will translate weather simulations to time series of energy demands and production.
The assistant will also perform quality assurance of the runs, and write up the results under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
The Research Assistant will perform literature reviews, identifying authoritative reports and other materials on downscaling of national energy scenarios to state or substate-level power plant locations and emissions.
Special Skills and Knowledge:
The position requires competency in computer programming and optimization models, and familiarity with energy and air pollution.
The Assistant will not supervise anyone.
The Assistant will work under the supervision of faculty, and is expected to exercise independent judgement on some aspects of model development.
Machines and/or Equipment used on the job:
Assistant will mainly use a computer.
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***.
An undergraduate or masters’ degree in a relevant scientific or engineering field.
Duration of Position:
***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 Role/Level/Range: 37/04/ST Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 per hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Flexible Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001491-Dept of Environmental Health and Eng Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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