Aquatic Ecologist - Research Professional

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  • Job Number:525943
  • Classification:Research Professional 3
  • Grade:Grade 80
  • Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Research/Science

Position Summary:

The Alaska Conservation Sciences (ACCS), which is a center for research, education and scholarship at UAA is committed to providing the public, industry and agency partners with information to facilitate effective biological conservation and management of the state's natural resources. Our faculty and staff conduction basic and applied research, serve a wide range of data to the public, offer professional services and provides a range of educational opportunities and outreach.

The Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage is recruiting an Aquatic Ecologist, Research Professional 3 position. Our mission is to foster research, education, and collaboration in biological conservation and natural resource management in Alaska and the Arctic. This position will lead an aquatic ecological research program in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation across the state, and participate in other field research projects.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to, addressing pre-season fieldwork logistics, managing field crews, conducting fieldwork in remote areas of Alaska, managing data, analyzing and interpreting data, writing reports and scientific manuscripts, and collaborating on proposals. Applicants must have a MS or PhD degree and two years of experience. We are seeking candidates with experience planning and conducting aquatic ecological fieldwork in remote areas and with overseeing others in the field. Knowledge of boreal and arctic systems is preferred. Demonstrated experience managing, analyzing, interpreting, and displaying biological data is required and knowledge of ArcGIS, R, Access, Microsoft Office is preferred. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. Apply to this position to join our team!

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Experience planning and conducting aquatic ecological fieldwork in remote areas and with overseeing others in the field.
  • Knowledge of boreal and arctic systems is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, analyzing, interpreting, and displaying biological data. Knowledge of ArcGIS, R, Access.
  • Microsoft Office preferred.
Required Experience & Education:

A master's degree in biological science or related field and two years of experience at the postgraduate level in biological science or related field.

Must have applicable experience managing field logistics, collaborating on writing reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts, supervising staff, conducting statistical analyses, and collecting field data.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, term-funded, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. We offer a robust and comprehensive benefit package to our employees as part of our total compensation strategy. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 80, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will begin on 11/20/2023, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on 11/19/2023. 

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.

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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 Amber Hartman HR Coordinator, at 


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