Research Professional

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Classification:Research Professional 1
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF School of Nat Res & Extension
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension is looking to add a Research Professional to assist with projects and research in the Plant Pathology and Biotechnology lab.


10Daily maintenance of the lab, including cleaning, monitoring and ordering supplies, gathering estimates and gathering estimates for equipment and repairs.Essential
10Literature search and protocol preparation.Essential
20Documentation and writing reports based on research results.Essential
60Responsible for carrying out daily operations of research in the Plant Pathology and Biotechnology lab. Research will be carried out independently with intermittent direction. Responsible for research activities concerning Alaskan agriculture and food security including, but not limited to, soil microbiome characterization and biological control discovery/development.Essential

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of research methods and analysis.
  • Skilled in accurate data collection and documentation.
  • Ability to follow and develop protocols.
  • Knowledge of chemical safety.
  • Communication skills to create and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to survey methods/administration.
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis.

Typical Experience:

  • Basic microbiology techniques including, but not limited to:
    • Aseptic technique
    • Pour plates and media preparation
    • Bacterial and/or fungal isolation
    • Inoculating agar plates/broth
    • Microscopy (Light and/or SEM)
    • Slide preparation and staining
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry techniques:
    • Gel electrophoresis
    • DNA extractions using kit or written protocol
    • Transformation and/or cloning
    • PCR
  • Field work experience is a plus

Required Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree in Plant Pathology, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field with 6 months experience in a lab setting.

Review Date:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time on Monday, May 25, 2020. 

Required application materials:

Please attach a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references (with emails and phone numbers).

This is a full-time, Grade 78, minimum $23.60/hr, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

Term Position:

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

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:

Background Check:

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

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.

Public Disclosure Statement:

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

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 University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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