Research Scientist

Minimum Qualifications

Appropriate doctoral degree plus six years of relevant professional experience.

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications. The Division of Research suggests a starting salary within the low to median range. Requests for salaries outside of the low to high range should include justification for the out-of-range amount.

Low: $55,844.00

Median: $94,440.00

High: $174,276.00

In accordance with FLSA guidelines, an employee whose salary is below $23,660 per year ($1,971.66 per month) is considered non-exempt. The employee will be paid biweekly and will receive overtime compensation for hours physically worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Proposed changes to FLSA guidelines could change the salary threshold to $47,476 per year ($3,956.34 per month) pending a court injunction. This page will be updated if and when there are changes to FLSA Guidelines.

 

Required Approvals

Principal Investigator, Department, College, Vice President for Research
In addition, for new hires, reclassifications, or salary changes, written approval from a Committee is required. The approval should confirm that the education and experience of applicant were reviewed and meet the qualifications for a Research Scientist and that the proposed salary is appropriate for applicant’s education and experience. The committee may provide a memo, letter, or the Committee Approval Form.

ORP/TRS Eligibility

ORP

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties are specifically related to research activities, require an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent use of discretion and judgment. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Project organization
  • Supervision of research personnel
  • Independent preparation of research proposals
  • Related duties as required


Specific duties should be listed on the position description portion of the RPA form.

For questions, please contact Joe Ashworth in Research Enterprise Business Services.