OR Engineering Research Professional

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Classification:Research Professional 5
Grade:Grade 82
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

UAA is accepting applicants for a term, full-time Research Professional to work on the Alaska Water Sewer Challenge Project and directly assist with the development of the undergraduate research program in the Office of Research. Applicants must have experience working with custom engineering devices and systems as well as skills to interface with manufacturers, contractors, and project funding agencies. Further, the applicant needs to have experience seeking external funding, developing new operational procedures, and organizing project execution. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


10Other duties as assigned.Essential
20Develop and implement processes to make undergraduate research opportunities available to UAA students as well as method to review and select awardees of internal funding, monitor student progress, collect final student reports, and methods to report to foundation or appropriate funder.Essential
20Locate, solicit, and propose (or coordinate proposals) for external funding opportunities as they relate undergraduate research across the UA.Essential
50Research Project Engineer: Design and develop specifications for the water reuse system to be constructed for human testing. Delineate and coordinate contractor activities to modify UAA Templewood Dormitory to bifurcate wastewater into two streams, greywater for treatment and wastewater to sewer system. Coordinate system start-up (physical system, student recruitment, participant recruitment, coordinate operation, etc.), initiate and coordinate all system monitoring activities and coordinate with appropriate project management tools.Essential


Expert level knowledge of research methods, analytical procedures, and engineering design. Knowledge of: advanced data collection, management, and storage; report preparation and publication; grant writing procedures; and grant budget management. Ability to manage, typically research staff/students or a research program. Ability to effectively communicate findings to the public, funding agencies, and contractors.


Must be a proficient capable project manager and engineering designer. Successful candidates shall have experience with design of open-source electronics. Further, must have skills necessary to act as the primary point of contact with manufacturers, contractors, and project funding agencies.


PhD and four years research experience at the postgraduate level in an engineering field relevant to civil, mechanical, or environmental engineering, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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

Due to the nature of the contract, you must already be a US Citizen to apply for this position.  

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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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