Climate Center Post Doctoral Fellow

Apply now Job no: 511248
Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow non represented
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 40
Work type:Post Doc
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Alaska Climate Research Center of the Geophysical Institute (GI) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking applications for a two year Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with the Alaska State Climatologist and to support the Center's goals. The selected candidate will have an appointment within the Geophysical Institute, and will have the opportunity to be involved with research projects related to Alaska and surrounding Arctic climate research.


100- Carry out research in atmospheric sciences with a specific goal of systematic acquisition and dissemination of climate-related information. - Assist and provide support to data users and our stakeholders. Respond to inquiries concerning the meteorology and climatology of Alaska. - Actively evaluate and experience Alaska's weather and climate to be able to accurately analyze atmospheric data with modern statistical methods, and report weather and climate observations and phenomena to a wide community. - Develop modern ACRC products, services, and capabilities that enhance the delivery of climate informationEssential

The Alaska Climate Research Center (ACRC) is looking for a Post Doctoral Fellow to carry out research in atmospheric sciences with a specific goal of systematic acquisition and dissemination of climate-related information. The ACRC Post Doctoral Fellow will assist and provide support to data users. The goal of the position is to support development of modern ACRC products, services, and capabilities that enhance the delivery of climate information. The position will be aligned with the ACRC/ASCC mission and existing and future ACRC research projects. The candidate is expected to enthusiastically 'live' Alaska's weather and climate, analyze atmospheric data with state
of the art statistical methods, and report weather and climate phenomena to a wide community.

A strong background in Atmospheric Sciences or related disciplines in Natural Sciences is required. Experience in system administration, database management, and programming are advantageous. Good interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills are highly desired.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline at the time of hiring. For further questions about this position contact Martin Stuefer (

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

- General knowledge of atmospheric science is required.

- Specific knowledge on the collection, analysis, and dissemination of climate-related data.

- Sufficient relevant experience to contribute significantly to a specific project.

- Experience in the use of computers and other appropriate equipment to conduct the research proposed.

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Required Education and Experience:

Ph.D. degree (already received, or having completed all requirements and awaiting graduation) with emphasis on relevant science field.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Salary Information:

This position is a full-time, exempt, term-funded, Non-union Faculty Grade 40 with salary commensurate with experience.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  The review of this posting will start on 05/15/2019 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  This posting will be closed once it is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7999.  Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UAF 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.

Non-Represented Staff (Probationary Period):

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.

Term Positions:

This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2019, and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to

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

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Join a job pool or contact Human Resources

Hiring units such as departments, may wish to establish a pool of individuals who are qualified for positions. These pools are ongoing, meaning they do not have closing dates and accept applications on an ongoing basis.

University of Alaska Anchorage

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Southeast

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska System

Join Our Job Pool