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Research Specialist

Research Specialist—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Research Professional
Job Code: 3291, 3292
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

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


Job Overview

Coordinate and administer programs, projects, and activities and provide specialized technical expertise in support of designated University research initiatives and areas.

Typical Functions

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

Coordinate and administer programs, projects, and activities and provide specialized technical expertise in support of designated University research initiatives and areas within the context of established guidelines; use judgment in prioritizing workflow and applying operational and research methods and processes; assist in or develop experiments, protocols, programs, research proposals, and evaluation methods and instruments; plan and oversee research initiatives and activities; review and evaluate project progress.

Coordinate data management; perform complex analysis and interpret research data; develop and assess quality assurance methods and standards to ensure data integrity; create and maintain evaluation documentation, data files, and records; present results and prepare statistical and administrative reports.

Administer activities specific to area of expertise based on a comprehensive knowledge of departmental and University policies and procedures; ensure compliance with research and regulatory requirements; develop and oversee program budget, equipment, facility, and supplies; initiate funding opportunities and oversee grant and publication production and distribution.

Serve as primary resource for internal and external consituents; respond to requests; interpret and provide information and data related to program initiatives, processes, and policies; provide instruction and guidance to principal investigators and students and leadership in facilitating problem resolution.

May operate University vehicle.

Provide administrative supervision to University staff and/or functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: 

Bachelor's* degree in a related field and three to five years' related experience required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain, and driver's check may be required. *Level of degree may vary based on specific job functions. (MS)

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