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Research Engineer

Research Engineer—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Research Professional
Job Code: 3281
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard may be part of one or more career progressions within the Research Professional Series.


Job Overview

Design, develop, and maintain complex and specialized equipment, instrumentation and engineering solutions and provide oversight and instruction specific to engineering applications in support of technical, clinical, and/or academic research initiatives.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Design, develop, and maintain complex and highly specialized equipment and instrumentation and engineering solutions and provide oversight and instruction specific to engineering applications in support of technical, clinical, and/or academic research initiatives; use judgment in prioritizing work and making decisions regarding methods and solutions; design, fabricate, test, implement, and maintain complex mechanical and electronic instrumentation, systems, and equipment with general guidance; coordinate and evaluate research projects, new protocols, and experimental laboratory, clinical, and technical research studies within the context of engineering principles.

Provide oversight and instruction in use of specialized equipment, instrumentation, and experimental methodology; install and modify software applications for specialized experimental and analysis applications.

Develop collaborative relationships with and provide consultation to internal and external constituents specific to area of specialization; may develop educational and/or engineering service programs based on a comprehensive knowledge of departmental guidelines and understanding of University policies and procedures.

Plan, design, and assist in or develop program objectives, projects, new protocols, grant proposals, and abstracts in collaboration with researchers; perform data analysis and prepare technical reports and presentations; assist in development of related manuals and scientific documentation, .may author or co-author manuscripts.

May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: 

Bachelor's degree in an engineering related field and two to four years' related experience required.

Last modified September 19 2012 02:46 PM