ED65 - Research Specialist III
General Nature of Work:
Directs large, complex research projects in a clinical or research setting.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class is used for the highest-level positions in research settings.
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.)
Develops new research projects according to concepts provided by principal investigators.
Oversees the activities of employees, graduate assistants and others engaged in research or related activities.
Teaches and participates in complex laboratory research procedures.
Operates, maintains and repairs complex scientific equipment.
Plans and organizes research and evaluation of scientific literature.
Uses manual and computer techniques to analyze research data.
Composes and reviews articles for publication in scientific journals.
Oversees or performs examination and testing of human subjects for research purposes.
Advises principal investigators and others on research techniques and procedures.
Functions as principal investigator for less complex research projects.
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 operation, maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment.
Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.
Ability to develop, evaluate and implement research methodologies and laboratory procedures.
Ability to plan, organize and evaluate the activities of others.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to perceive colors normally and 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 similar to the assigned area of research 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 directly related to the assigned area of research and two years advanced journel-level work experience in a clinical or research setting.
MUSC Physical Requirements: