Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Agricultural Scientist 2 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #180406-0373VR-001

Introduction

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is recruiting an Assistant Agricultural Scientist 2 (Food Chemist), Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, 35 hours per week.

The primary responsibility of this position is to conduct original research on the detection, analysis and effects of emerging contaminants in food including engineered nanomaterials, pharmaceutical/personal care products, allergens, mycotoxins and GMOs.

A Ph.D is required for this position.

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae with their submission.  (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Michael Last, Michael.last@ct.gov, (203) 974-8442.

Applicants should also be prepared to submit a statement of research experience and interests, reprints of recent publications, university transcripts and names of three references as part of the recruitment process.

Selection Plan

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Michael Last at Michael.last@ct.gov, (203) 974-8442.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

1. A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate science and seven (7) years of professional experience in a scientific research or related organization, or,
2. A Master’s degree in an appropriate science and four (4) years of professional experience in a scientific research or related organization, or,
3. A Ph.D. or equivalent in an appropriate science.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.