Post Doctoral Fellow Pool - International Arctic Research Center

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  • Job Number:519534
  • 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 Intl Arctic Research Center
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The International Arctic Research Center is currently accepting applications for Post Doctoral Fellows. 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. IARC was established in 1999 as a cooperative research institute supported by both U.S. and Japanese governments. IARC's mission is to foster Arctic research in an international setting to help the nation and the international community to understand, prepare for, and adapt to the pan-Arctic impacts of climate change.


100Duties will vary according to the project. Work may be done in a laboratory or in the field. Work may be part- or full-time. Works under administrative supervision. Solves complex research questions/problems using analytical skills. Creates reports for use in publications. Combines own work with the work of other research professionals and faculty to produce complete projects. May design processes or tools for gathering information. May coordinate the work of other research professionals or research technicians. May develop, with guidance, models for use by other research professionals or faculty members. May use fiscal/statistical knowledge to develop reports.Essential

Required Education and Experience:

Ph.D. degree (already received, or having completed all requirements and awaiting graduation) with emphasis on relevant science field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional Information:

Incumbents will join faculty and researchers who are active in conducting research in a wide variety of disciplines pursued at IARC (see including but not limited to: methane gas emissions, all aspects of data research, oil spill response/recovery research, research related to detection of contemporary environmental change, and interactions and feedbacks in atmosphere-ice-ocean research. This will include working on one or more funded projects in these research areas under the guidance of senior faculty members. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance and final approval of funds.  

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. 

Salary Information:

Salary is commensurate with experience and position.

Application  Process:

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. 

Optional/Supplemental Documents: Research Document, Philosophy Statement, Letter of Intent.

This posting will be closed June 30, 2023. If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact IARC HR at 907-474-1960.

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200 or

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.

UAF COVID Requirements

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

Proof of vaccination does not need to be provided to apply. If offered the position, the successful applicant will be contacted for proof of vaccination.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Term Positions:

This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2023, and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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