TITLE Research Scientist-JVIC
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 9302
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Varies
The primary job duty of the Research Scientist-JVIC is to conduct research within one of the research units of the Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC). The Research Scientist-JVIC carries out research objectives that are outlined by the Principal Investigator based on grants/contracts and works in collaboration with other research scientists, research faculty, and corporate research scientists. The Research Scientist-JVIC runs a particular portion of a lab to conduct sponsored research experiments. The Research Scientist-JVIC may serve as Co-Principal Investigator on grants and contracts and supervise, train, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students on applied science experiments and procedures in a laboratory environment. The Research Scientist operates electronic and scientific equipment to conduct high-tech research and development, and trains students and staff on equipment operations as needed.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field is required. A master’s degree in a science-related field is strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of years of experience or graduate assistant experience may be considered for substitution of a master’s degree.
Experience: One year of experience working in a lab environment is required.
Skills: Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. The ability to work effectively with staff, students, faculty, and corporate collaborators is required. Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office and graphics 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: This position is designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy. This position may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations.
Effort: Occasional lifting and carrying of materials and equipment weighing up to fifty pounds. Normal color vision is required in order to conduct experiments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Collaborates in conducting research by working with students, staff, faculty, and/or other partners.
2. Conducts research effectively by maintaining accurate records of experiments and analyses performed, conducting relevant literature searches, and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of all current methods of experimentation.
3. Runs an assigned portion of a lab facility and contributes to the development of new projects and grants by conducting literature searches, experimental research, progress reporting and technical proposal writing.
4. Contributes to project execution and cost proposal development by developing lists of materials and services with associated costing and equipment identification through comparative quotation analysis.
5. Contributes to the dissemination of knowledge gained through research by preparing and publishing findings and presenting findings in meetings with partners and at scientific conferences.
6. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
7. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development training, and attending training and/or courses required by the supervisor.
8. Contributes to the overall success of the project by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Research Scientist-JVIC is supervised by the Principal Investigator and may supervise graduate and undergraduate students.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED DECEMBER 2022