Post-Doctoral Researcher - College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Post-Doctoral Researcher - College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

  • 527554
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Post Doc
  • UNAC Grade 40
  • UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Fisheries. This is a two-year, National Science Foundation-funded postdoctoral position to investigate the evolution of ice-binding proteins in intertidal invertebrates (Echinodermata). The overall objective of the project is to describe the extent to which IBP production exists and is environmentally correlated across select lineages of intertidal invertebrates that inhabit the Arctic and subarctic. This includes generating genomic and transcriptomic datasets of several species of intertidal invertebrates. The project includes fieldwork, lab work, comparative genomic analysis, coordinating specimen collection across the United States, and engaging with graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, community members, and other postdocs at UAF.

We seek enthusiastic applicants that can provide evidence of creativity, productivity, and strong oral and written communication skills. The successful applicant will be an independent and motivated problem solver who enjoys working in a collaborative environment. Relevant work experience is desirable and a promising publication record is highly valued.

The Glass Lab (www.theglasslab.org) is based in Fairbanks, Alaska USA in the Department of Fisheries at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences https://www.uaf.edu/cfos/. The mission of The Glass Lab is to integrate genomic tools, an evolutionary perspective, and Indigenous science to sustainability support marine organisms for Alaskan coastal communities. The Glass Lab values a culture of inclusion and embraces a wide range of perspective and experiences. We support intersectional diversity and work-life balance.

UAF is Alaska’s research university, America’s Arctic university and a world leader in both Arctic and climate-change research. The College offers a B.S. in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, a B.A. in Fisheries, Minors in Marine Science and Fisheries, Master of Marine Policy, Master of Marine Studies and Blue MBA degree programs, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology and Fisheries Coastal facilities include the Seward Marine Center, the NOAA-UAF Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, and the Lena Point Fisheries Facility co-located with the NOAA Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute. CFOS operates the 261-foot Global Class ice-capable research vessel Sikuliaq. The College has over 150 faculty, researchers and staff, more than 100 graduate students, and a growing undergraduate degree program in fisheries and ocean sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:

The postdoctoral fellow must have a PhD in fields such as Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genomics, or Marine Biology. Experience with the generation and analysis of genomic and/or transcriptomic datasets, including bioinformatics pipelines is required.

Position Details:

This position is ideally located on the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. A flexible work schedule may be considered upon discussion and in accordance with UA regulations. This is a full-time, exempt post doctoral fellow position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. The starting salary will be based on education and experience.

Please attach:1) a CV, 2) 1-page cover letter, 3) sample publication and 4) contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Must have a valid Alaska Driver's license or the ability to obtain one upon hire.

The position will be open until filled with the initial review of applications to begin on March 18, 2024. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on March 17, 2024.

*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 United Academics (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/


This position is term-funded 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 Dr. Jessica Glass at jrglass@alaska.edu.

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