Research Post Doctoral Fellow

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  • Job Number:518222
  • 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:

The Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) seeks a research postdoctoral fellow to join their team. IAB was founded in 1963 by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska with Laurence Irving, a pioneer in the field of comparative physiology, as the founding director. The Institute continues Irving's pioneering spirit through our mission to advance basic and applied knowledge of high-latitude biological systems through the integration of research, student education and service to the nation and state of Alaska.


15Other duties as assigned, which may include attending scientific conferences and other meetings.Essential
20Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.Essential
5Mentoring graduate and undergraduate student researchers and training them in analytical methods.Essential
60Analyze data and perform statistical analysis and modeling in the field of fish and aquatic ecology, including periodical/literature search.Essential

IAB provides and supports platforms for research in programs from ecology and ecosystems to molecular biology and genetics, including field stations, and core laboratories for geographic information systems and DNA sequencing.

The Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, administered by IAB, began in 1950 and is part of a nationwide cooperative program to promote research and graduate student training in the ecology and management of fish, wildlife and their habitats.


Knowledge of modeling ecological systems. Demonstrated evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills and publishing in the peer-reviewed literature.

Skills in modeling freshwater species distributions, habitat relationships, and other system dynamics. Interest in ecological disturbance processes and effects on hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, food webs, and aquatic ecosystems. Interest in interdisciplinary and/or climate-related research. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive laboratory culture.


REQUIRED: Research experience in modeling ecological systems.

PREFERRED: Substantial experience modeling and analyzing complex datasets in R and/or related applications. Experience working with and integrating large ecological datasets. Experience with spatial modeling, ArcGIS or other geographic information system (GIS) software. Experience with project development and grant writing.


REQUIRED: Ph.D. in fisheries and aquatic science, ecology, natural resources, or a related discipline (already received or all requirements fulfilled and awaiting graduation).


Please provide a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Time on November 28, 2021.  Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2021. This posting will remain open until filled.

**Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.**

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.

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

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