Research Professional - Sustainable Energy

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Classification:Research Professional 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Engineering & Mines
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power is looking for Research Professional to join the team and collaborate with state and federal agencies, communities, national laboratories, product developers and other stakeholders to develop novel approaches to the integration of renewable energy.


10Provide insight or advice to constituents such as community members, tribal leaders, key stakeholders as requested. Follow up on leads and inquiries. Respond to inquiries in a timely, approachable and comprehensive manner. Estimate resources necessary to identify solutions. Identify and access internal and external resources to resolve questions and find solutions. Work as a part of a team to identify potential funding sources to create further or more detailed solutions. Escalate issues as necessary. Communicate findings.Essential
10Support the development of other ACEP project work including proposal writing, participating in working groups, and communicating with current and potential funding partners to identify opportunities. Act as PI for projects when appropriate. Assist with other project development tasks as necessary. Operate, maintain, and modify general ACEP equipment and facilities.Essential
5Participate in general outreach activities such as briefings for public distribution, lectures, and other public interface when appropriate. Represent ACEP in various energy related working groups.Essential
75Work in multi-disciplinary teams to conduct research on ACEP and other energy related projects. Focus on data collection, problem solving and analysis. Conduct literature reviews when appropriate. Assess performance of prototype or pre-commercial technology and systems. Use traditional collection methods including surveys, interviews, control systems and automated and mechanical feedback mechanisms to collect, synthesize and analyze research data. Ensure quality control of projects and resulting data. Troubleshoot issues and create solutions as necessary. Prepare reports of finding for internal, client and public dissemination. With PI or ACEP director, identify, procure and set up necessary equipment and supplies within technical and budgetary specifications. This may include computer and data acquisition systems, field instrumentation, general hardware, plumbing, and mechanical and electrical material. Operate, maintain, and modify project equipment and facilities.Essential

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power is looking for Research Professional to join the team and collaborate with state and federal agencies, communities, national laboratories, product developers and other stakeholders to develop novel approaches to the integration of renewable energy. 

Strong analytical skills, knowledge of accurate data collection methods, and of standard reporting procedures. Knowledge of data analysis, project management skills and attention to detail.  Proficient in the methods, practices and processes of management concepts.  Skilled in research and accurate data collection and analysis methods. Ability to create and manage budgets and work within financial constraints of funding parameters.  The capability to work in remote field locations where there is minimal infrastructure. The ability to understand practical applications of mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems. The desire for a hands-on problem solving work environment with a variety of different technologies. The demonstrated ability to use common tools for repair of metal, wood, and electrical systems.  Advanced working knowledge of computer systems and common software such as excel. Ability to work autonomously within the context of broader ACEP and INE programs.  Strong writing and communication skills.

-Advanced understanding of engineering concepts, applied research and energy technologies. Strong analytical skills, knowledge of accurate data collection methods, and of standard reporting procedures. Project management skills and attention to detail.

-Experience in supporting scientific research or arctic engineering. In lieu of a degree in sciences or engineering, training or experience in these fields is desired. Experience in program and project management.

-Masters degree in the physical sciences, or engineering and two years research experience at the postgraduate level in a field relevant to the research (e.g. science, engineering) or equivalent combination of training and experience

This is a full-time, Grade 80, minimum $27.94 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on November 26th, 2018.   To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 11/25/2018.  Applications received after this date may not be considered. 

To be considered for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation and three professional references with contact information.  You must also apply with all documents before the review date.


If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact INE Human Resources at 907-474-7777. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.

Background Check:

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

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


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.

Training Policy:

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:

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

Drug-Free Workplace:

Pursuant to Board of Regent' Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.  This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.

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