$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
In the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station this class is responsible for independently performing a full range of field and laboratory support tasks for basic and applied scientific research projects.
IN THE FIELD: identifies, collects and/or counts organisms and materials; performs experiments, follows plans drawn by a Scientist; performs related duties as required.
IN THE LABORATORY: ets up apparatus; operates equipment; analyzes samples physically or chemically; follows published methods with consultative guidance from a Scientist; provides input and discusses design of experiment and methods with a Scientist; conducts tests; notes and reports unusual results; prepares numerical summaries, written reports, drawings, tables and graphs; interprets statistical results; 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 scientific equipment; ability to read, interpret, and apply instructions accurately; ability to record observations precisely and to perform complex statistical or other mathematical analyses; 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 2 in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective May 5, 1978. (2013 SCOPE Review)