TITLE Research Specialist
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5970
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Principal Investigator
The Research Specialist carries out specific research objectives or other projects defined by the Principal Investigator. The duties of the Research Specialist will vary in level of responsibility and complexity depending on the grant project.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A bachelor’s degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline of the hiring college or research center is preferred.
Skills: Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Must have the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff, as well as to communicate effectively with off-campus collaborators. Proficiency with basic spreadsheet, graphics, and word processing software is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Other specific requirements depend upon the particular position.
Other: Positions associated with this position classification may be located in facilities requiring the position to be designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy. Positions associated with this position classification may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Carries out sponsored research projects, adhering to objectives and protocols determined by the Principal Investigator and funding agencies.
2. Maintains detailed records of results and prepares written reports acceptable to the Principal Investigator and funding agencies.
3. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
4. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional training, courses, or meetings as directed by the Principal Investigator.
The Research Specialist is supervised by the Principal Investigator.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JULY 2020