FY23 - ISER Graduate Research Assistant (Socio-Ecological) Pool

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  • Job Number:521307
  • Classification:Graduate Assistant - Research (taxable)
  • Grade:Grad Research Student
  • Work type:Graduate Student Worker, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Coll of Bus & Public Policy
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Graduate students will work with researchers at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) on a variety of projects related to arctic urban and rural social-ecological systems. Student researchers may be involved in collecting, entering, and analyzing data, writing reports and contributing to project management under the direction of the Pl The positions open are based on funded research projects (see duties) and we are recruiting multiple students to work on projects. The topics of the projects vary, and applicants can indicate which research topic they are interested in when applying. The Alaska based topics include: • retaining STEM teachers • modeling social-ecological connections • assessing climate-related environmental hazards • designing fuel treatments to reduce wildfire risk • building community resilience to wildfire • measuring sustainability for arctic cities The methods used for these projects differ, but will include qualitative (i.e. interview, surveys, etc.) and quantitative data (i.e. GIS, modeling, basic statistics ,etc.) methods. For more information about the project of interest please contact Dr. Berman or Dr. Schmidt.


The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research to understand sustainability and resilience of arctic urban and rural social-ecological systems. There are several research opportunities available, and we will match candidates' skills and interests with the appropriate research topic.

The student will be advised by Dr. Matthew Berman and/or Dr. Jennifer Schmidt. These positions are funded by various research projects including: Alaska EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research; more information can be found at https://www.alaska.edu/epscor/fire-and-iceD , AURA (Arctic Urban Risks and Adaptations; https://www.respondtorisk.comD, Socio-ecological considerations for sustainable Fuel treatments to Reduce wildfire Risk (SAFRR), Sufficient  Compensation for Retention and Equity  (SCORE).




Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references. Please indicate what research topic you are interested in applying for in the cover letter.


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.



UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination



The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.



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If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.



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