$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
In the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station this class is responsible for performing a full range of highly complex research and related tasks involving very demanding analyses, examinations and innovative, original research.
May lead/supervise Agricultural Research Technicians, Research Assistants, Seasonal Assistants and other lower level employees as assigned.
Applies a high order of originality and initiative in research on basic and applied scientific problems; analyzes and interprets results for other scientists and the public; prepares reports for publications and publishes technical reports in peer-reviewed journals; addresses public and professional meetings; responds to citizens’ questions; provides a high level of technical consultation for scientists and the public; must seek grants and extramural funding; performs work with the high ethics, competence and thoroughness of a proven professional; performs related duties as required.
Considerable achievement in research demonstrated by frequent publication of high quality peer-reviewed research papers of a high order of skill, creativity and originality; national recognition as an authority in a field(s) of research; considerable knowledge as a resource to the general public; ability to provide critical expertise or insight for other scientists in solving important and difficult problems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
Incumbents in this class may be required to occasionally lift heavy objects, such as standard laboratory equipment and/or trays/boxes or 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 Scientist in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective March 25, 2011. (2013 SCOPE Review)