Post Doctoral Fellow

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Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 40
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:School of Fisheries & Ocean Science
Location: Juneau
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Please see the following opportunity for an NSF-funded postdoctoral position in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The position is based in Juneau, Alaska with field research throughout Southeast Alaska. The selected applicant will work with an interdisciplinary team to conduct scholarly research on Apex Predators, Ecosystems, and Community Sustainability (APECS) in Coastal Alaska. The objective of this project is to document the role of apex predators and environmental drivers on changes in nearshore marine resources, ecosystems, and humans using an interdisciplinary approach that integrates ecological studies, traditional knowledge interviews, and ecosystem services quantification and valuation.

Duties:

15Mentoring and supervision: Mentor graduate and undergraduate students; supervise local field assistants and citizen scientists.Essential
20Report and publication writingEssential
25Manage day-to-day activities of an interdisciplinary research team, including coordination of field research, data archival, budgets, and team communication.Essential
40Data collection, analysis, synthesis: Activities may include some or all of the following. Collaborate with and receive consultation from tribal leaders and local tribal governments. Collect, synthesize and coordinate ecological data on nearshore marine ecosystems, including historical data. Assist with ecosystem services valuation. Collect, analyze and synthesize seagrass and kelp carbon sequestration data.Essential

Please see the following opportunity for an NSF-funded postdoctoral position in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Job Overview:

A Post Doctoral Fellow for the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Department of Fisheries, will conduct scholarly research on Apex Predators, Ecosystems, and Community Sustainability (APECS) in Coastal Alaska.  The objective of this project is to document the role of apex predators and environmental drivers on changes in nearshore marine resources, ecosystems, and humans using an interdisciplinary approach that integrates ecological studies, traditional knowledge interviews, and ecosystem services quantification and valuation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project Coordination: Manage day-to-day activities of an interdisciplinary research team, including coordination of field research, data archival, budgets, and team communication.
  • Data collection, analysis, synthesis: Activities may include some or all of the following. Collaborate with and receive consultation from tribal leaders and local tribal governments. Collect, synthesize and coordinate ecological data on nearshore marine ecosystems, including historical data. Assist with ecosystem services valuation. Collect, analyze and synthesize seagrass and kelp carbon sequestration data.
  • Report & Publication Writing
  • Mentoring & Supervision: Mentor graduate and undergraduate students; supervise local field assistants and citizen scientists.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Ph.D. degree (already received, or having completed all requirements and awaiting graduation) with emphasis on Marine Ecology or related discipline is required.
  • Experience collecting natural science data in the field in remote or difficult working conditions
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.

Salary to commensurate with experience.

Please submit with application a cover letter describing your interest and experience relevant to the position, CV with contact information for three professional references, and pdfs of publications.

If you need further information or assistance with applying to this position please contact the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Human Resources Coordinator at 474-6808.

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/ 

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check. 

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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