UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7860 (SEIU Local 925 Research Tech BU)
8530 (WFSE Campuswide - Bioengineering Only)

BASIC FUNCTION

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 I's and other assigned laboratory personnel;

May coordinate human subjects documentation;

Perform the duties of Research Technologist I;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science, PLUS one year of research experience equivalent to Research Technologist I 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.

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 to SEIU: 6-1-03

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