TEMP Research Assistant (Summer)-Climate Impacts on Interior AK Subpopulations

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  • Job Number:524503
  • Classification:Temporary Technical
  • Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
  • Work type:Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Intl Arctic Research Center
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

If you are looking for an employment opportunity to support the research community at UAF, please consider applying to the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Temporary Employee Summer Position and having the opportunity to work on a special project(s). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified, there is only one (1) vacancy for this summer temporary position. 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.


100The International Arctic Research Center, in collaboration with Northern Social-Environmental Research, Inc. (NorternSER), is seeking a research assistant with experience in qualitative analysis for a part time summer position in Fairbanks, AK. This position will collaborate with project leader Dr. Tracie Curry (NorthernSER) to analyze survey and focus group data concerning climate change impacts on interior Alaska minorities that are underrepresented in climate and adaptation research. Specifically, this research focuses on APIDA (Asian-, Pacific Islander-, Desi-American) and Black communities in the Fairbanks North Star Borough and aims to investigate climate perceptions and potentially disparate impacts experienced among members of the two groups. The ideal candidate will be passionate about climate research, familiar with qualitative research methods including contextual analysis, and understand the importance of connecting with a diverse array of communities.Essential

IARC was established in 1999 as a cooperative research institute supported by both U.S. and Japanese governments. It serves as a focal point of excellence for international collaboration and provides the Arctic research community with an unprecedented opportunity to share knowledge about science in the Arctic, with an emphasis on global climate change research. 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.


Core Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

● Assist with literature review, data entry, and analysis;
● Outreach to community organizations and groups
● Schedule and advertise meetings and/or events;

Skills and Qualifications:

● Ability to meaningfully engage Alaskans from diverse backgrounds,
● Experience working with communities of color and cross-cultural communication,
● Excellent organization, planning skills, and experience coordinating events,
● Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, respond quickly to emerging opportunities,
● Experience with databases and or data management,
● Experience in qualitative research methods,
● Willingness to engage in phone and email conversations to share and gather information, host meetings, and plan events,

Required Education and Experience:

The candidate must possess the appropriate training and/or education required for the position.
The level of experience is varied and is based on the position. Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.

The level of experience varies and it is based on the position and the required duties and responsibilities.

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 apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  *Pay rate may vary depending on experience (DOE).  Start rate $16.15 per hour.

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

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.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Delia Lopez-Ketzler at IARC HR Office phone 907-474-1960 or via email at dketzler@alaska.edu  You may also contact Dr. Tracie Curry: tracie@northernser.com

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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