UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST 3

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7861 (SEIU Local 925 Research Tech BU)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform professional work in support of scientific research; develop and verify investigative procedures; assist in experimental design.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, develop, verify and implement investigative procedures to accomplish research goals; analyze experimental results and prepare reports for publication. Assist in the design of experiments; determine appropriate experimental controls.

TYPICAL WORK

Collaborate with primary investigator, and assist in designing experiments; examine proposals to determine projects and methodologies best suited to research objectives;

Determine the most suitable methods to be used in research; determine appropriate experimental controls;

Edit and write reports of research including the assembly, organization, analysis and interpretation of data; perform necessary literature survey;

Prepare and present written and oral reports of experimental results;

May train and direct the work of Research Technologists and other laboratory personnel;

May direct the operation of one or more facets of the research laboratory;

May evaluate and select new equipment;

Perform duties of Research Technologist II;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science and two years experience as a Research Technologist, or equivalent; OR an advanced Degree in an appropriate scientific field. 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.

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Title: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 12-18-74
Revise Minimum Qualifications: 1-15-76
Revise Class: 4-20-87
New to SEIU: 6-1-03

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05