Student Assistants Pool- International Arctic Research Center

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  • Job Number:525551
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Intl Arctic Research Center
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

If you are a UA student looking for a valuable learning and employment opportunity, and you are hard-working and motivated, please consider applying to the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Student Assistant Job Pool. The opportunity to work for IARC will provide you with the opportunity to strengthen your professional curriculum in any professional field. Multiple departments within IARC may be hiring from this pool during the year, and duties assigned will vary depending on the specific department’s needs. 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.


100Duties may include any combination of the following: -Assist with the upkeep and generation of confidential files, technical/educational materials, publications, display materials, presentation materials and other related items. -May be responsible for the timely production and publication articles and stories. -Solid understanding of databases methodology to design and use new databases. -Conduct onsite and offsite tours. -Assist with the development and engineering of software. -Assist in desktop and network troubleshooting, support. -Provide computer consulting for University faculty, staff and students. -Perform maintenance on microcomputers and accessories -Assist with development, production and maintenance of web pages and sites. -Create graphics for the web. -Carry out work in the field and in the laboratory. Laboratory work will include duties such as sample preparation, washing glassware. -Perform data entry into spreadsheets databases. Look for anomalies and errors in data. -Ability to use the UA Banner system to enter accurately and look up information and data. -Perform maintenance and repair of vehicles, scientific equipment, motors, pumps, building and/or maintaining fencing, storage sheds, cages, and assorted construction duties. -Collect and maintain research data, data entry, travel to research sites, expediter duties, operating research equipment, moving supplies and equipment. -Assist in creating and maintaining complex system software, at the direction of the system administrators. This software might be layered software packages, system utilities, or other system applications. -Write and design technical documentation.Essential

About the International Arctic Research Center (IARC):

The International Arctic Center for Research 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.


-As the first point of contact, the student must exhibit a high degree of professionalism.

-Must communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

-Must be comfortable speaking to a variety of audiences.

-Excellent interpersonal skills.

-Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

-Competency with Microsoft Office Suite.

-Ability to prioritize and use good judgement.

-Ability to multi-task.

-Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

-Working knowledge of maintaining databases.

-High degree of independence and problem-solving ability required.

Required Education and Experience: 

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Applicant should be enrolled as a UA student in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student.

IARC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement:

At IARC, we value a culture of inclusion that leverages the research, educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engages all individuals to help each thrive. Our strength and success as a research institute and university are built on the foundation of a wide range of perspectives and experiences. IARC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, follow this link to IARC's DEI statement . If you are interested in helping IARC build a deeper understanding of the Arctic and respond to society's needs through actionable science, we encourage you to apply.

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.  Please note that this job posting is a pool posting and will be closed at the end of the fiscal year on 6/30/2024. 

*This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year.

*Pay rate may vary depending on experience and the job duties and responsibilities assigned. 

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible. 

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:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

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

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.

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 Delia Lopez-Ketzler at IARC HR or via phone at 907-474-1960.

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