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POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Research Engineer,Inter
Position Classification Code: R3051
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 12
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Plans and conducts research in field or specialization of an engineering discipline to discover facts, or performs research directed toward investigation, evaluation, and application of known engineering theories and principles. Requires advanced study in the field of specialization. Oversees engineering personnel performing, complex engineering experiments to test, prove, or modify theoretical propositions on basis of research findings and experiences of others researching in related technological areas.
Standard Duties:
Designs and implements research protocols and projects;evaluates findings to develop new concepts, products, equipment, or processes.Applies advanced analytical techniques and the modification and extension of theories and practices in innovative research projects in field of specialty; develops statistical and observational models. Applies diversified knowledge of engineering research principles, practices, and protocols in research projects; may make recommendations which serve as the basis for decision making in a specialty area. Makes independent decisions requiring the application of advanced research techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices in the field of engineering. Operates and maintains sophisticated equipment to conduct research, analyze data, and report research findings; may instruct others in use of equipment. Collaborates with users and principal investigators on design, analysis, application, and reporting of research projects; teaches and advises on techniques. Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new and improved techniques and procedures as an individual researcher. Supplies technical leadership and consultation to professional co-workers, collaborators, and graduate students. Receives general guidance related to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters. Prepares grant proposals to obtain funding in support of research activities. Serves as principal investigator, as appropriate, on sub-projects of complexities consistent with above criteria. May manage or oversee a research laboratory; may curate a research collection. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.May lead the work of lower level staff or students. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of engineering, scientific, and/or mathematical concepts and theories in area of specialty. Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management. Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise. Knowledge of engineering and/or scientific research principles, practices, and protocols.
Skill in educating others in research methods and techniques in area of expertise. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to develop statistical and observational models. Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise. Ability to use independent judgment to adapt and modify research concepts and approaches to specific projects. Ability to use independent judgment to develop model concepts and approaches for research. Ability to utilize advanced analytical techniques and programs to develop scientific models. Ability to utilize advanced computer statistical and technical applications. Ability to utilize and maintain advanced scientific equipment and facilities.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Master's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Three (3) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-