Temporary Research Technician (IAB JOB 20-21)

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Classification:Temporary Technical Seasonal
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Arctic Biology
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Researchers within the Institute of Arctic Biology seek a seasonal research technician to assist with ecological data collection related to the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Program (LTER). In particular, we seek a technician who is able to safely pilot a boat on the Tanana River.


10Navigate to field sites using GPS coordinates and maps by boat, by car, and on foot.Essential
30Data processing. Enter and proofread dataEssential
60Data collection. At field sites, collect data on site characteristics, plant characteristics, and damage caused to plants by insects, moose, and hares. In the lab, measure plant damage to leaves, measure leaf characteristics, prepare plant tissue for chemical analysisEssential


Approximate employment dates are from late April through October. We are open to discussing flexibility in start and end dates for students.


  • Ability to pilot a boat safely on the glacial river.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Interest in ecology.
  • Good organizational skills; physical fitness; and good judgment.
  • Willingness to work outside under a variety of weather conditions.

Required Experience:

Experience piloting a boat required.

Experience with ecological research and piloting a boat on a glacial river preferred.

Typical Education or Training:

Some undergraduate courses in biology, especially ecology, preferred.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references with your application.

Review Date: The first review of applications will be conducted after 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time on March 16, 2019. 
Though the pool will remain open for submission after that date, late applications will only be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


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.

Background Check:

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

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

The University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.




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