ED60 - Research Specialist II
General Nature of Work:
Performs or oversees complex scientific procedures in a clinical or research setting.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is an expert-level class which typically involves the supervision of aides and technicians.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Plans, directs and evaluates the activities of students, graduate assistants and other employees.
Plans and develops projects and research protocols.
Conducts and teaches complex laboratory procedures.
Examines and tests human or animal subjects for research purposes.
Operates, maintains and repairs complex laboratory equipment.
Conducts and oversees research and evaluation of scientific literature.
Composes and reviews articles for publication in scientific journals.
Advises principal investigators and others on research techniques and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of the principles, laboratory applications and information sources for the natural sciences.
Knowledge of laboratory methods, equipment, facilities and materials.
Skill in the use of complex laboratory equipment.
Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.
Ability to understand and follow complex instructions.
Ability to oversee the work of others.
Ability to develop, evaluate and implement new research methodologies.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to perceive colors normally and to make olfactory distinctions.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree in a related field and work experience directly related to the assigned research area; or a high school diploma and advanced journey-level work experience in a clinical or research setting.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or other natural, life or health care science and one year work experience directly related to the assigned research area; or a high school diploma and three years advanced journey-level work experience in a clinical, basic science, animal care or research laboratory.
MUSC Physical Requirements: