$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 complex research and related tasks involving demanding analyses, examinations, or original research.
Applies a qualified level of originality and initiative in analysis and research on less complex, basic and applied scientific problems; studies, evaluates and interprets results orally and in written reports for scientists and the public; addresses meetings and responds to questions from the public; trains technicians/other support staff; writes articles for technical and practical publications including peer-reviewed journals; must seek grants and extramural funding; performs work with the high ethics, competence and thoroughness of a proven professional; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of research standards, principles and practices; knowledge of scientific techniques such as: analytical procedures, insect identification, diagnosis of plant diseases, experimental design, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, or plant identification; knowledge of physical and data resources in the applicable scientific field(s); oral and written communications skills; interpersonal skills; ability to organize, evaluate, interpret, document and report scientific data; ability to analyze research problems and develop solutions; 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 2 in Salary Group VR 99 approved March 25, 2011. (2013 SCOPE Review)