Graduate Research Assistant (Grad RA's)-International Arctic Research Center

Graduate Research Assistant (Grad RA's)-International Arctic Research Center

  • 528736
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Graduate Student Worker
  • Closing on: Jun 30 2025
  • Grad Student
  • UAF Intl Arctic Research Center

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) is recruiting for graduate students interested in a research assistantship for the academic year. Assignments can be on a per semester or full academic year basis. This temporary student position offer an opportunity to join our dynamic research unit faculty and staff. In this role you play an important role in supporting research activities and your contributions are part of the overall team' success.

To thrive in this role, the applicant should possess strong communication skills to effectively interact with colleagues and faculty. Attention to detail is essential to maintain accuracy. Have some experience, a proactive approach to problem-solving, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively, while meeting deadlines and achieving team goals. Adaptability and willingness to learn new skills is key to success. Maintaining high standards of performance and have an interest and capacity to learn curricular or research design and support. Have an understanding of how learning/research/creative processes works. Be able to collaborate and work in a diverse environment. Good organizational skills. Good communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Awarded Bachelor's degree and Pursuing a Graduate degree at UAF.
Awarded a Master's Degree and Pursuing a PhD degree at UAF.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Fairbanks campus in Fairbanks and flexible on-site work arrangements may be considered as the research assignment(s) permit. This is a part-time exempt student position. New hires will be placed on the graduate pay scale based on education. 

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

*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 represented by the Alaska Graduate Workers Association (AGWA/UAW). https://www.alaska.edu/hr/labor/labor-relations/index.php.


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 Delia Lopez-Ketzler, International Arctic Research Center HR Coordinator, at dketzler @alaska.edu or 907-474-1960.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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