Modeler (Research Assistant)

Classified Title: Research Assistant

Requisition #: 313034

Range: CD

Level: 3

Salary: $15.47 - $21.26

Status: Full Time

School: Bloomberg School of Public Health

Location: School of Public Health

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Research / Lab

Contact: (410) 955-3006

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General Description

full-time position with International Health; 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday

Provide support to a multidisciplinary team. Will involve a fair amount of interaction with different members of the Center, as well as, external collaborators. Responsibilities include performing literature searches, gathering data, helping design, develop, run, and analyze, interpret, and present results/outputs from these computational models. This will include helping develop models in existing software packages such as TreeAge, Microsoft Excel, Berkeley Madonna, and NetLogo, as well as, working with and guiding the programmer to develop home grown models. The analyst should have the ability to understand processes and systems and translate these into the design of a model and its sets of relationships and inputs and outputs.

Responsibilities also include preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication. For each project, this will involve the following steps: 1) working with the team to develop a set of specifications, 2) writing, testing, and implementing the code to match the specifications, and 3) training others to run the developed models and tools.

Perform other duties as required.


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. Proficiency in developing applications in C++ and Python. Basic knowledge of public health practices and principles. Critical thinking skills. Comfortable with computers and various types of software. Must have proficiency in MS Office programs. Ability to learn new software applications. Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively in a team environment. Enthusiasm and interest in learning about operations research and public health. Must be proficient in developing applications in C++ and Python. Proficiency in JAVA is a plus. Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively in a team environment.

**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.**

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in relevant field. Proficiency in JAVA. Experience with any modeling software (e.g, TreeAge, Microsoft Excel, Berkeley Madonna, and NetLogo). Previous programming experience.

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

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