Student Assistant Pool - Institute of Arctic Biology

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  • Job Number:525117
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Remote, Remote within Alaska, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Arctic Biology
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Office/Clerical, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Institute of Arctic Biology is accepting applications to our Student Assistant Pool. 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 nor selected by a department.


100TYPICAL JOB DUTIES: The successful applicants will provide various types of support including but not limited to collecting and maintaining research data, data entry, scientific sampling or analysis; assisting with laboratory experiments; running, testing or troubleshooting scientific equipment/instruments; support of general scientific laboratory or field site activities.Essential

The Institute of Arctic Biology 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. The Institute supports faculty and post-doctoral research and graduates education in the life sciences of wildlife, physiology, genetics, and evolutionary biology, ecology and ecosystems, biomedicine, and bioinformatics and computational biology. 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 Institute's Toolik Field Station is a world-renowned Arctic climate change research station located in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range. Major research programs at IAB include the Center for Alaska Native Health Research, the Alaska Geobotany Center, and the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research program. 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. The Institute of Arctic Biology has a proud and distinguished research history. I encourage you to look around our website and discover for yourself the tremendous contributions to science and Alaska made by our faculty members, students, and staff.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions, dependable, team-oriented, willingness to learn office/ lab procedures, filing systems, and operations of standard office equipment/ lab equipment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and perform multiple tasks.
  • Duties could require independent judgment and decision-making.
Required Experience & Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent. Applicant should be enrolled as a UAF student in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student.

Salary Information:

*Compensation is commensurate with experience and type of work assigned* - Starting hourly rate is $11.34/hour. This is a Student Assistant 2 position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

**This is a pool position; successful acceptance into the pool does not guarantee an offer nor review of applicant materials.** 


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:

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 Abby Dunham, Institute of Arctic Biology HR Coordinator, at or (907) 474-7463.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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