Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Agricultural Post Doctoral Research Scientist

Recruitment #180510-0198VR-001

Introduction

This durational position is located in New Haven, 35 hours per week, 8:00am-4:30pm M-F. This position will conduct research on the design of novel functionalized carbonaceous materials for use as adsorbents or absorbent/catalysts.

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, CV and contact information for at least two references with their submission. In addition, they must e-mail 1-2 recent examples of peer reviewed publications to the e-mail address listed below.  (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.

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 accountable for performing a range of complex research and related tasks involving demanding analyses, examinations or developmental research.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Doctoral degree in an appropriate science.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D Degree

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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 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.

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.