Wildlife Biodiversity Lead – Research Professional

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  • Job Number:527151
  • Classification:Research Professional 3
  • Grade:Grade 80
  • Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Remote within Alaska, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Research/Science

Position Summary:

The Alaska Center for Conservation Science (ACCS) is seeking a creative and self-motivated person to collect and manage conservation data on rare and sensitive species in Alaska. This is a full-time, externally funded position at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This position will continue to build relationships with agency partners, write grants, technical reports and peer-reviewed papers, present information to partners and the public, and manage core conservation data. Core datasets include species range maps, occurrence records, conservation status ranks, and taxonomic checklists. The taxonomic focus will be on Alaskan animals of conservation concern, including rare and endemic species. Secondary duties will involve fieldwork across Alaska, often in remote areas. The person in this position will work closely with other staff members and will collaborate with agencies and organizations including the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, NatureServe, and other Natural Heritage Programs.

To thrive in this role you will need to be able to develop and lead research and information synthesis projects in conservation science. You will need experience managing and analyzing biological datasets, including tabular and spatial (GIS) data.

You will be expected to have the capacity to secure extramural funds and manage grants from a variety of sources.
Strong collaborative and communication skills are a must.
Comfortable working in a soft-money funded environment.
Comfortable working in Alaskan field environments

Experience in Alaska wildlife ecology or conservation research.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree and two years research experience at the postgraduate level in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Position Details:

Applications will be accepted for review on 12/18/2023 to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on  (12/17/2023).

*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: 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 search committee chair, Amanda Droghini at adroghini@alaska.edu or Amber Hartman, HR Coordinator at alsims@alaska.edu 

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