$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
In the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station this class is accountable for performing a range of complex research and related tasks involving demanding analyses, examinations or developmental research.
May lead Agricultural Assistants, Agricultural Research Technicians, Summer Assistants and other staff as assigned.
Interprets and applies scientific literature as it applies to specific tasks related to the grant objectives;
IN THE FIELD: diagnoses chemical and biological problems; tests for solutions; performs related duties as required.
IN THE LABORATORY: develops and applies scientific methods; tests materials such as pesticides; performs original research with guidance from a more senior scientist; prepares oral and written reports for other scientists and the public; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of relevant research standards, principles and practices; knowledge of scientific techniques such as: analytical procedures, diagnoses of plant diseases, experimental design, plant identification, mathematics, statistical analysis, chemistry, biology and physics; knowledge of data and physical resources in applicable scientific field; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to organize, evaluate and interpret data; ability to utilize computer software.
Incumbents in this class may occasionally be required to 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, toxic vapors or disease-carrying substances.
This class is used for the purpose of employing a Post Doctoral Researcher to help meet the objectives of a specific grant. Employment is for a period of up to a year and is subject to renewal during the term of the grant.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Agricultural Post Doctoral Research Scientist in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective June 23, 1995. (2013 SCOPE Review)