FY22 Student Assistant C (Dr. Go Iwahana) - International Arctic Research Center

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  • Job Number:517386
  • Classification:Student Assistant C
  • Grade:Student C
  • Work type:Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Intl Arctic Research Center
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Dr. Go Iwahana with The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) is seeking applicants to fill a Student Assistant C position. IARC’s mission is to foster Arctic research to help the nation and the world understand, prepare for, and adapt to the pan-Arctic impacts of climate change. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on frozen soil analyses in the IARC lab, data processing of remote sensing images using ArcGIS Pro and other image analysis software, and may provide field assistance at the Poker Flat Research Range. This position will work 10 to 20 hours a week. Applicants with proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, and/or programming languages are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be reviewed on an as-needed basis by various departments during the year. By submitting your application to this job posting you should understand that there is no guarantee your application will be reviewed or selected by a department.


100Work must be completed in a timely fashion and may complete work from home, at the office, in the field, or in the laboratory. Laboratory work will include duties such as sample preparation and analyses. Perform data entry into spreadsheets databases. Look for anomalies and errors in data. Collect and maintain research data, data entry, provide assistance in the field, operating research equipment, moving supplies, and equipment. Perform data processing of remote sensing images.Essential


As the first point of contact, the student must exhibit a high degree of professionalism.

Must communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Must be comfortable speaking to a variety of audiences.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Competency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to prioritize and use good judgement.

Ability to multi-task.

Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Working knowledge of maintaining databases.

High degree of independence and problem-solving ability required.

Required Education and Experience: 

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Applicant should be enrolled as a UA student in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Application Process:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  Please note that this job posting is a pool posting and will be closed at the end of the fiscal year on 6/30/2022.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498. 

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.

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 GI HR at 907-474-6498.


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