IAB Temporary Technician Pool (JOB 20-08)
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Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 71
Work type: Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Arctic Biology
Categories: Office/Clerical, Other, Research/Science/Grants
The Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) is seeking candidates for temporary positions to support the areas of biology, genetics, wildlife, biomedical, ecology, physiology, bioinformatics, and related areas of study to support the research and academic missions of the Institute.
**This is a pool position. Acceptance of application materials does not guarantee a review of your application.**
10 Assist with fieldwork, data entry, manuscript preparation, and other duties as assigned. Essential
100 Positions perform assignments requiring specialized knowledge or skills which may be acquired through experience, apprenticeship, on-the-job-training, or academic work in occupationally specific programs that result in a 2-year degree or other certificate or diploma. Includes persons who perform technical and support tasks which usually requires less formal training and/or experience than normally required for professional status. Work typically is closely supervised and has lower independence than professional positions.
Temporary Technician positions typically perform one or more of the following functions: Scientific data entry, organization, and analysis; scientific report writing; scientific sampling or analysis; assisting with laboratory experiments; running, testing or troubleshooting scientific equipment/instruments; support of general scientific laboratory or field site activities. Essential
Major research programs at IAB include the Center for Alaska Native Health Research, Alaska Basic Neuroscience Program, Center for Molecular and Genetic Studies of Hibernation, Alaska Geobotany Center, Resilience and Adaptation Program and the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research program. The Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, administered by IAB, began in 1950 and is part of a nationwide cooperative program to promote research and graduate student training in the ecology and management of fish, wildlife and their habitats. And the Institute's Toolik Field Station is a world-renowned Arctic climate change research station located in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A POOL POSITION; SUCCESSFUL ACCEPTANCE INTO THE POOL DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER NOR REVIEW OF APPLICANT MATERIALS.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Knowledge of what is needed to complete the required tasks is dependent upon what position and department the candidate is hired to support. Experience and knowledge of science practices, procedures, and activities related to areas of biology, genetics, wildlife, biomedical, ecology, physiology, bioinformatics, or related areas (this is dependent upon specific position). TYPICAL EDUCATION OR TRAINING: Varies depending on the position. At a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Training in scientific laboratory and/or field site techniques in biology, genetics, wildlife, biomedical, ecology, physiology, bioinformatics, or related areas. Additional training, such as equipment/instrument training, lab safety training, HazMat handling, shipping, computer software, or other training is dependent upon the requirements of a specific position.
Varies depending on the position. Training in scientific laboratory and/or field site techniques in biology, genetics, wildlife, biomedical, ecology, physiology, bioinformatics, or related areas. May be required to travel to remote locations.
Additional training, such as equipment/instrument training, lab safety training, HazMat handling, shipping, computer software, or other training is dependent upon the requirements of a specific position. Ability to travel, heavy lifting, etc. dependent upon the requirements of specific position.
*Compensation is commensurate with experience and type of work assigned* - Temp Grade 00_71 to 00_84
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a pooled position and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Interested candidates should submit an online application along with the following documents:
Three (3) professional references with titles, email address, and phone numbers
: Background Check
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.
: 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
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: Notice of Nondiscrimination
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Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time 09 Sep 2019
Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time
30 Jun 2020
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