$0.00-$478.93 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
In the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station this class is responsible for performing a range of highly complex research tasks involving very demanding analyses, examinations and original research.
May lead/supervise Agricultural ResearchTechnicians, Research Assistants, Seasonal Assistants and other lower level employees as assigned.
Applies originality and initiative in analysis or research on basic and applied scientific problems; analyzes and interprets results for other scientists and the general public; writes articles and reports for peer-reviewed journals; addresses public meetings and responds to citizens’ questions; 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 knowledge of research standards, principles and practices; considerable knowledge of scientific techniques such as: analytical procedures, insect identifications, diagnosis of plant diseases, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, or plant identification; knowledge of physical and data resources in the applicable scientific field(s); oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to organize, evaluate, interpret, document and report scientific data; ability to analyze research problems and develop meaningful 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 Associate Agricultural Scientist in Salary Group VR 99 approved March 25, 2011. (2013 SCOPE Review)