Employment Opportunities

  • The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (https://engineering.jhu.edu/) invites nominations and applications for the role of Head of the Department of Computer Science. This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished scholar with leadership experience, in collaboration with a growing faculty and an enterprising dean, to further strengthen an exceptional department at the nation’s first research university.  Important opportunities for impact include continued expansion of the breadth, depth, and intensity of research and education in the Department; recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and students; increasing the diversity of faculty, students, and staff; broadening the Department’s engagement with industry as well as with other departments, centers, and institutes in the University; increasing gift and grant support; and ensuring that degree programs are in the forefront of their fields. The means to these ends, the measures of success, and the prioritization of activities designed to achieve them are matters the Head will define in collaboration with the faculty and the Dean.

    Established in 1986, the Department of Computer Science (CS) has grown to become one of the largest departments in the Whiting School. It currently has 29 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, three full-time teaching faculty, 11 full-time and adjunct research faculty members, over 450 undergraduate students pursuing a first or second major, and approximately 250 graduate students. The annual research budget has grown to over $20M per year, and the research portfolio includes hundreds of papers appearing at top conferences and journals. The CS website is https://www.cs.jhu.edu.

    Serving a renewable five-year term, the Head will be appointed as a full-time tenured faculty member in CS and will be encouraged to remain active in research, though strategic leadership of the Department will be his/her top priority. S/he will be a distinguished computer scientist and proven leader who can inspire and collaborate with faculty, staff, and students and who will work proactively with the Dean, other WSE department leaders, and leaders of academic and research units across and beyond Hopkins. Successful applicants will evidence the intellectual distinction, entrepreneurial creativity, collaborative spirit, transparency, inclusiveness, and creativity that characterize the School’s culture, along with the scholarly credentials required for appointment as full professor.

    The Whiting School of Engineering has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of the CS Department Head. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a letter of interest outlining their research and leadership experience, their CV, and a two- to three-page statement of research interests to laura.jenks@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should go to the same address. Applications received by July 31, 2018 will receive full consideration. Every effort will be made to ensure candidate confidentiality.

    The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science are committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

  • Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OF
    Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: MTWTF
    Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt
    Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
    Department name: 10001488-Department of Computer Science
    Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

    General Description:

    This position supports the undergraduate programs in the WSE Department of Computer Science as the first point of contact for 500+ students. The position will provide advisory and administrative support for undergraduate students, faculty, and departmental staff, organize and run student programs and events, schedule committee meetings, maintain course schedules, build and strengthen relations with alumni and recruiters, and interact with various important stakeholders. This position reports to the departmental administrator and the CS Director of Undergraduate Studies.

    Responsibilities Include:

    Student/Program Support: (40%)

    • Advise students regarding course and degree requirements.
    • Manage requests for declaration of major or minor and assign faculty advisors.
    • Approve add/drop and withdrawal requests.
    • Maintain email lists for student year designations, majors, and minors.
    • Respond to questions and inquiries regarding requirements for the combined CS BS/MSE program.
    • Serve as sounding board for students who need a place to talk. Refer as appropriate to Counseling Center, Academic Advising, Student Life, etc.
    • Manage the degree audit system, including documenting and tracking program exceptions for every student, and communicating curriculum changes to Academic Affairs.
    • Assist each semester with course assistant hiring. Tasks include posting call for applications and updating application system, vetting applicants, managing interview scheduling, compiling application data, and communicating hiring decisions. Follow up weekly with hired CAs as well as faculty regarding timesheet submissions and approvals.
    • Provide administrative support to all undergraduate departmental student groups including but not limited to ACM, WiCS, UPE, and HopHacks.
    • Oversee degree certification:  review checkout sheets to confirm program progress and completion, advise faculty and students on course planning and alert both on any potential conflicts.
    • Schedule class meetings  (Freshman/Sophomores and Juniors/Seniors)
    • Assign faculty advisors for incoming freshmen and transfer students.
    • Coordinate advising week each semester. Communicate with faculty and students; release holds if necessary.
    • Manage annual process for student awards.
    • Prepare letters for students related to late registration, travel, employment, funding, OPT, or visas.

    Recruitment/Admissions: (20%)

    • Serve as the point of contact for all inquiries about the program.
    • Meet with prospective candidates and walk-in visitors and share information about the program and degree options.
    • In coordination with the Communications Specialist and/or the Director of Undergraduate Studies, maintain all program literature including the catalog, CS webpages related to the undergraduate programs, advising manual, and marketing brochures ensuring they are up to date and accurate.
    • Work with the WSE and university undergraduate admissions offices to plan and execute open house sessions for prospective and incoming students.

    Scheduling/Data Management: (20%)

    • Manage course scheduling including completing course worksheets, ensuring timely submission, processing changes, working with faculty and Registrar’s Office, requesting classroom assignments and equipment.
    • Coordinate course catalog revisions and updates by suggesting changes and additions to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  Make changes using CourseLeaf and submit to Registrar for publication.
    • Curate current and past student data to include application and admissions data, graduation statistics, post-graduation activities.
    • Provide administrative support to the CS curriculum committee as needed.
    • Manage ABET document and data collection and organization.
    • Maintain course evaluation reports.
    • Compile and submit data for various national surveys.

    Events Coordination: (15%)

    • Serve as the administrative lead for the organization of the twice annual HopHacks event. This includes ensuring the student representatives are addressing all the necessary planning tasks and staying on schedule with reservations, orders, pick-ups, etc.
    • Assist with planning student group events as needed.
    • Serve as the administrative lead for PluggedIn and other alumni/student networking events scheduled throughout the academic year. Tasks include scheduling meetings of the planning committee, arranging for event space, ordering food and supplies for the events, and staffing the events as needed.
    • Coordinate and execute orientation sessions for incoming students.
    • Coordinate CS attendance at the Grace Hopper conference including managing student participation and registration process.
    • Coordinate CS participation in undergraduate research related activities and events such as WSE Design Day and DREAMS.
    • Team with the Sr. Administrative Coordinator to run all graduation-related events.

    Other Duties: (5%)

    • As needed, provide assistance with organizing, set up, and cleanup of departmental events.
    • Respond to external inquiries for technical assistance and student employment opportunities.
    • May infrequently involve some evening hours
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimal Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • Five years of progressively responsible administrative/academic-related experience including customer services experience.
    • Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Experience in an academic setting is strongly preferred.

    Special Skills and Knowledge:

    • Skilled in friendly and professional interaction with students, staff, researchers, and professors. Must have strong organizational skills and ability to learn new tasks and processes. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
    • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat is preferred.
    • Microsoft PowerPoint experience is desirable.
    • Knowledge of JHU systems – SIS, Blackboard, CourseLeaf, and SAP desirable.
    • Background in Computer Science is a plus but is not required.
    • This position requires a high degree of attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Qualified candidates must be polite, friendly, professional and a team player.
    • This position requires an individual who is highly organized and able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in an extremely fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

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

    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 HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    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.

    The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science are committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

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  • Classified Title: Research Assistant

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

    Starting Salary Range: $15.78 – $21.69

    Employee group: Full Time

    Schedule: M-F 8:30 – 5:00 pm

    Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt

    Location: 04-MD: School of Medicine Campus

    Department name: 60005551-Hopkins Institute for Eng in Healthcare

    Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

    General summary/purpose:

    We seek a highly motivated research assistant to contribute to neuroscience and neural rehabilitation research in human motor skill.

    Specific duties & responsibilities:

    The research assistant’s primary role is to assist in projects of human behavioral and neurophysiology studies focusing on the recovery of motor dexterious functions after brain damage. Study population include both healthy people and patients suffer from motor deficit, esp. hand impairments after brain damage, such as stroke, dystonia, and other neurological diseases.

    Responsibilities include design and implementation of behavioral and neurophysiology studies on human dexterious movements, programming and using advanced devices for movement kinematics, recruitment and scheduling of healthy and patient participants, administrating neurological and behavioral assessments, assisting data analysis and manuscript preparation.

    This position will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in pursuing graduate study in the fields of medicine, experimental and cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.

    Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

    Bachelor’s degree in related field. 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.

    Strong analytical/problem solving skills.

    Technical experience in qualitative data collection and performing statistical analysis. Must have an understanding of techniques and a solid foundation in the underlying science, gained from experience.

    Ability to work independently under minimal supervision. Able to conduct experiments 
autonomously according to precise instructions. Able to exercise independent judgment to resolve minor problems arising while conducting experiments.

    Ability to multi-task and maintain attention to detail.

    Preferred qualifications:

    Proficiency in MATLAB, python, and/or other programming languages

    Prior experience in psychology/psychophysics research on human subjects

    Ability of picking up various computer based applications and data analysis tools

    Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    Interpersonal skills needed to interact with patients and healthy research participants. Excellent communication skills to coordinate within and outside the team; Knowledge of programming languages such as Matlab, Python, and ability of picking up various computer based applications and data analysis tools; Ability to function independently with a high degree of self-motivation.

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

    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 HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    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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    School of Medicine – East Baltimore Campus

  • Applications are invited for a computational postdoctoral fellow to drive a research program on search engines for genomic data. The Langmead Lab has developed tools (Rail-RNA, Snaptron) and resources (recount2) that altogether constitute a powerful search engine for public RNA sequencing data. The fellow will take these efforts to the next level and apply them to new data types and scientific questions.

    The fellow should have experience in areas relevant to the lab’s agenda, e.g. (a) efficient software for analyzing high-throughput biological data, especially sequencing data, (b) scalable software for analyzing many datasets at once, and (c) indexing, sketching and other techniques for making large datasets — raw or summarized — easy and efficient to query.

    Recent publications from lab members can be viewed at www.langmead-lab.org/publications/. There will be opportunities to collaborate with the excellent biomedical researchers at JHU, as well as opportunities for teaching and mentoring.

    Ideal applicants will have
    • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related field
    • Strong programming skills in relevant languages and frameworks such as C/C++, Python, Hadoop and Spark
    • Experience analyzing sequencing data
    • Published papers in English
    • Excellent communication skills

    The Langmead lab has a track record of developing usable, high-impact software tools for studying big genomic datasets. Projects of current and former lab members include Bowtie, Bowtie 2, Crossbow, Myrna and Rail-RNA, which together have been cited over 20,000 times.

    JHU has a large community of researchers studying methods and software for genomics. Computational genomics researchers at JHU publish in the most competitive journals in the field. For more details about the genomics community at JHU, see http://ccb.jhu.edu.

    To apply, send langmea (at) cs.jhu.edu a letter of interest and current CV. Please also arrangefor two letters of recommendation to be sent to that address. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to
    langmea (at) cs.jhu.edu.

    The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA employer.

  • In 2013, the university announced the funding by alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg of 50 new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships to anchor programs of cross-disciplinary collaboration across the university. Computer Science is pleased to be involved in several of these searches.

 

 

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