Institute of Arctic Biology - Post Doctoral Fellow (PI: Euskirchen - Job 21-06)

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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 Institute of Arctic Biology
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Dr. S. Eugenie Euskirchen and The Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) is seeking a motivated and energetic post doctoral scholar. This postdoctoral fellow position is becoming available because there is a need for a liaison between scientists and collaborators on projects funded by the USGS Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center. This will lead to the co-production of data and tools for knowledge transfer and new insights into research blind spots. For more information and to apply, click the link above.


20%Interacting with scientists to understand the goals and objectives of the scientific projects, including the Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest CanadaEssential
30%Writing a first-author manuscript on a formal assessment of the co-production process used and contributing to other peer-reviewed manuscripts and presentations as needed.Essential
50%Interacting with collaborators, including those from state and federal agencies and tribal consortiums on co-production of knowledge and knowledge transferEssential

Major research programs at IAB include the Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR), Alaska IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research program (BNZ-LTER), the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (AKCFWRU) and the Institute's Toolik Field Station (TFS). IAB Facilities include the Genomics Core Laboratory, IAB Research Greenhouse, and the Molecular Imaging Facility. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Experience working with state and federal agencies and/or tribal consortiums.

Knowledge of the co-production process

Familiarity with the unique attributes of arctic and boreal ecosystems.

Ability to author peer-reviewed manuscripts

Ability and willingness to engage in public speaking

General knowledge of the relevant research related to the unit and 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.

Required Education or Training:

The PhD degree in fields related to science communication, natural resource management, or applied science or a related field of study to support the research and academic missions of the Institute of Arctic Biology is required. 

Application Process:

This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on Monday, November 2, 2020. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time, Sunday, November 1, 2020.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (address, email and phone number)
  • Optional/Supplemental Documents: Research Document, Philosophy Statement, Letter of Intent.
Term Position:
This position is a term-funded, full-time position with initial grant funding support for one (1) year. Funding to support the position 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.

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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