$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
In the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station this class is responsible for independently performing a range of complex research and related tasks involving demanding analyses, examinations, or developmental research.
May lead/supervise Agricultural Research Technicians, Research Assistants, Seasonal Assistants, and other lower level employees as assigned.
Interprets and applies scientific literature.
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; publishes peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals; must seek grants and extramural funding; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of relevant research standards, principles and practices; knowledge of scientific techniques such as: analytical procedures, insect identification, diagnosis of plant diseases, experimental design, plant identification, mathematics, chemistry, biology or physics; knowledge of data and physical resources in applicable scientific field; oral and written communications skills; interpersonal skills; ability to organize, evaluate, interpret data, and to publish professional articles in established scientific journals; 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 Assistant Agricultural Scientist 1 in Salary Group VR 99 approved March 25, 2011. (2013 SCOPE Review)