GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Specialist conducts and evaluates scientific research in a laboratory, clinic, and/or teaching environment (hereafter referred to as “laboratory”) Employees in this position understand the context and implications of the research in order to apply and interpret theoretical knowledge necessary to conduct research in one or more scientific disciplines. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: project planning, data collection and analysis, project management, preparing reports, and communication and instruction. Work may include the training and supervision of staff, students and others in performing specific techniques/experiments.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee
May direct other lab staff and students.
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
The position involves work in a laboratory and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals and human specimens