State of Washington Classified Job Specification
RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR 2
In addition to that specified for the Research Investigator 1 level, positions are characterized by the following:
(1) Serves as principal researcher with full responsibility for multiple-issue research projects, or for a segment of a large project; or as a researcher with specialized knowledge serving a single program.
(2) Design methodology; select appropriate descriptive and analytical procedures; implement applicable study processes; write final reports; recommend policy options.
(3) May direct work of other professional research personnel.
In an agency, serves as a resource person for clinical personnel doing part-time research and assist with problems in regard to design, methodology, and statistical analyses;
Performs or directs research over statistical analyses of data such as analysis of covariance, analysis of variance, independent and correlated t; various kinds of correlations, etc.;
Designs methodologically sound analytic studies, supervises research aides and others who are part of his/her team;
Consults with administrative and service staff in the assigned agency concerning the overall planning and theory necessary to conduct successful research within the agency;
Handles problems with budget, personnel, purchasing, etc.;
May supervise professional or technical personnel;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: initiate, plan and design independent experimental research; coordinate assigned research with the needs of the Department; develop methods of data collections and interpret data; speak and write effectively.
A Ph.D. degree in one of the physical, biological, social, behavioral, or health-related sciences; and one year of experience equivalent to Research Investigator.
One year as a Research Investigator 1.
A Master's degree in one of the above fields and three years' experience in experimental or analytical research in a public agency, public or private research corporation, nonprofit research corporation, or university research center. Experience as a researcher or graduate research assistant will be credited only if performed equivalent to two years as a Research Investigator and one year as a Research Analyst 3.
Candidates, having met one of the criteria mentioned above, and having authored or co-authored at least 3 published articles not relating to a Master’s thesis are preferred.
Class Specification History
New class code: (formerly 04160) effective July 1, 2007
(06/26/2008) General language revision to Desirable Qualifications, last paragraph. Last paragraph former language reads: In all instances, candidates must have had at least three articles (not necessarily as sole author) either published or in press, i.e., definitely accepted. These articles may not be the publication of a Master's thesis.