ACCS 2020-2021 Research Professional 1-5 Pool

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Classification:Temporary Professional
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 78
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

This is a pool from which the Alaska Center for Conservation Science/AKNHP/KBNERR will draw when research professionals are needed to work on externally-funded projects on a temporary basis. The position may be part or full-time.

Duties:

100Duties will vary according to project and the level of technical work to be done. Work may be done in a laboratory or in the field. Work, while temporary, may be part- or full-time. Positions at this level may perform one or more of the following: organize, collect and ensure quality control of data, and interpret results for reporting; lead the work of graduate assistants, student assistants, or research technicians in support of projects; lead the activities associated with a remote location or field camp; perform a specialized function; perform advanced field work.Essential

Alaska Center for Conservation Science (ACCS) is a center for research, education, and scholarship at the University of Alaska Anchorage that is committed to providing the public, industry, and agency partners with information to facilitate effective biological conservation and management of the state’s natural resources. Our faculty and staff conduct basic and applied research, serve a wide range of data to the public, offer professional services, and provide educational opportunities. Data and expertise provided by ACCS are also used by state and federal agencies and NGOs for environmental and conservation planning. Research at ACCS focuses on aquatic ecology, botany and vegetation ecology, wildlife ecology, landscape ecology, and invasive species. ACCS also includes state representatives of nationwide programs: Alaska Natural Heritage Program (AKNHP) and the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR). Finally, ACCS provides educational opportunities for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students.  Funding for ACCS is primarily through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts from federal and State of Alaska agencies. 

This is a pool from which the Alaska Center for Conservation Science/Alaska Natural Heritage Program/Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will draw when a research professional is needed to work on an externally-funded project(s) on a temporary basis. The position may be part- or full-time.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
-Varies by level of position need.
-Knowledge of research methods and analytical procedures. Knowledge of standard reporting procedures. Attention to detail. Ability to work with little or no supervision. Ability to work in remote locations, sometimes in extreme conditions. Ability to coordinate/lead the activities of others. Knowledge of publishing requirements. Knowledge of fiscal restrictions associated with research monies. Knowledge of grant writing procedures.

Required Experience:
Varies by level of position need:
Research Professional 1: Bachelor's degree and six months' experience in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Research Professional 2: Bachelor's degree and one year's experience in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Research Professional 3: Master's degree and two years' research experience at the postgraduate level in relevant field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Research Professional 4: Master's degree and four years' research experience at the postgraduate level in relevant field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Research Professional 5: PhD and four years' experience at the postgraduate level in relevant field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Hourly Rates:
Research Professional 1: $22.36/hour
Research Professional 2: $24.43/hour
Research Professional 3: $26.69/hour
Research Professional 4: $29.19/hour
Research Professional 5: $32.83/hour

The level of any hire will be determined by the needs of the position and not by the level of education and/or training of the person being hired. 

Duties:

Duties will vary according to project and the level of technical work to be done. Work may be done in a laboratory or in the field. Work, while temporary, may be part- or full-time.

Positions at this level may perform one or more of the following tasks: organize, collect and ensure quality control of data, and interpret results for reporting; lead the work of graduate assistants, student assistants, or research technicians in support of projects; lead the activities associated with a remote location or field camp; perform a specialized function; perform advanced field work.

Attach the following documents to your application:
- Cover letter
- Current resume or C.V.
- List of three (3) professional references with contact information for each.
- Unofficial transcript(s) to document education level.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.  Initial review date: 7/10/2020, 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time.  Note that this is a pool position posting, so review of applications will take place throughout fiscal year 2021 (7/1/2020-6/30/2021).

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
 
At-Will:
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.
 
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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