Student Assistant-International Arctic Research Center

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  • Job Number:526058
  • 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: Other/Miscellaneous, Research/Science

Position Summary:

Are you inspired or curious about science and research work? Are you dependable and motivated? We invite you to consider applying to the International Arctic Research Center (IARC). This is a unique student research assistant position, and we have one (1) vacancy for a research-field oriented and/or laboratory-oriented student. Learning remote-sensing, will certainly build-up your professional curriculum. You will have the opportunity to directly assist faculty with field research in various locations.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on remote sensing analyses to understand changes in permafrost environment, frozen soil analyses in the IARC lab, and provide field assistance at various locations, including the Seward Peninsula, North Slope, and the Poker Flat Research Range. The related projects to this job are sponsored by NSF, NASA, DOE, Alaskan local funding agencies, Japanese research institutions, etc. The selected applicants are expected to be working with international colleagues. This position will work 10 to 40 hours a week. Applicants with some proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, ArcGIS Pro, Microsoft Excel, and/or any programming languages are encouraged to apply. 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.

May be responsible for the timely production of lab work, carry out work from home, at the office, in the field, or in the laboratory. Laboratory work will include duties such as sample preparation and analyses. Perform data entry into spreadsheets databases. Look for anomalies and errors in data. Collect and maintain research data, data entry, helping in the field, operating research equipment, moving supplies and equipment. Perform data processing of remote sensing images.

-As the first point of contact, you must exhibit professionalism and communicate effectively verbally as well as in writing.
-You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable speaking to a variety of audiences .
-Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
-Possess the proficiency in working with Microsoft Office Suite.
-To thrive in this position, you must demonstrate that you are able to prioritize, multi-task, and use good judgement.
-Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
-Working knowledge of maintaining databases.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent.
Applicant should be enrolled as an University of Alaska (UA) student in a minimum of six (6) credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, be in good standing, or be a newly enrolled student.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UAF campus in Fairbanks, a flexible on-site/hybrid work arrangements may be considered in accordance with UA regulations. This is a part-time, non-exempt, student assistant position and starts at $15.00 dollars per hour.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Diversity 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.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider 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 Delia Lopez-Ketzler, IARC's HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-1960.

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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