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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST 2

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RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST 2
323I
Category: Health Care

Definition

Perform professional work in support of scientific research; perform a variety of complex investigative procedures; modify procedures and interpret results.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research; independently perform scientific investigative procedures requiring application of professional judgment; interpret results and determine whether they are consistent with experimental goals; review literature; modify experimental procedure or technique to obtain optimal experimental results; assist in the assembly, organization and interpretation of data.

Typical Work

Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research;

Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results;

Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data;

Coordinate specialized research functions such as establishing and maintaining cultures for which methodology is not yet developed;

Perform statistical analyses of data;

Perform animal surgery or microsurgery;

Perform clinical procedures on animals such as drug infusion, implantation of indwelling catheters, and stress-balance testing;

Prepare specifications for equipment and supplies needed in support of research for scientific studies;

May write computer programs and/or manage research data base;

May direct the work of Research Technologist 1s and other assigned laboratory personnel;

May coordinate human subjects documentation;

Perform the duties of Research Technologist 1;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science, PLUS one year of research experience equivalent to Research Technologist 1 OR one year of full-time post-baccalaureate college in an appropriate field of science or technology. Professional level experience may be substituted, year-for-year, for the formal academic degree.

The announcement of position vacancy (recruiting bulletin) may specify course work or experience within a specific discipline if determined necessary by the personnel officer.

Training or experience within a specific discipline will be required to meet the unique requirements of individual positions.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Title: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 12-18-74
Revise Minimum Qualifications: 1-15-76
Revised Class: 4-20-87
New class code, formerly 4860, effective July 1, 2007.
Revised typical work and desirable qualifications, minor housekeeping; May 26, 2010.

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