TITLE Research Specialist II
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5971
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Principal Investigator
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Department Head
The Research Specialist II carries out research objectives or other projects defined by the Principal Investigator. The Research Specialist II performs work requiring advanced knowledge within the scientific discipline and uses discretion and independent judgment to analyze, interpret, and make deductions based on varying facts or circumstances.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree in a scientific discipline is required.
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. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Proficiency with basic spreadsheet, graphics, and word processing software is required. Other specific requirements depend upon the particular position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Carries out sponsored research projects, adhering to objectives and protocols determined by the Principal Investigator and funding agencies.
2. Uses knowledge gained by formal education in the scientific discipline to analyze, interpret, and make deductions based on varying facts and circumstances regarding complex scientific work.
3. Maintains detailed records of results and prepares written reports acceptable to the Principal Investigator and funding agencies.
4. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
5. 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 II is supervised by the Principal Investigator.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED FEBRUARY 2011