$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
In The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station this class is responsible for performing field and laboratory support tasks, for assigned basic and applied research projects.
Works under the supervision of a Scientist or other employee of higher grade in the performance of more routine tasks. Receives closer supervision when operating advanced equipment and making routine analytical judgments, and performing more complex tasks.
IN THE FIELD: works independently, identifies, collects or counts organisms and materials; accurately performs complex experiments; follows plans from a Scientist; performs related duties as required.
IN THE LABORATORY: prepares apparatus; operates equipment; analyzes samples physically or chemically; follows published methods or plans prepared by a Scientist; notes unusual outcomes; prepares numerical summaries, performs statistical or other mathematical analyses, prepares written reports, drawings tables and graphs; may read, classify, summarize and manage scientific literature, documents or books; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of scientific terminology and notation; knowledge of and ability to operate a wide range of scientific equipment; ability to read, interpret, and apply instructions accurately; ability to record observations precisely, ability to make judgments and to perform advanced calculations; ability to utilize computer software.
Incumbents in this class may be required to occasionally lift heavy objects, such as standard laboratory equipment and/or trays/boxes of glassware; may be exposed to some risk of injury from such hazards as broken glass, chemicals, and toxic or disease-carrying substances.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agricultural Research Technician 1 in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective May 1, 1978. (2013 SCOPE Review)