Research Associate Level 1, 2, or 3

Research Associate Level 1, 2, or 3

  • 528257
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAA College of Health

The Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies ( at the University of Alaska-Anchorage has an opening for a research associate to be involved in research at the intersection of climate change and human health in Alaska under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Micah Hahn. They will work independently and as a part of a team undertaking all components of the research cycle including grant development, research study design, IRB applications, data collection protocols, data collection, management, and analysis, development of research publications, and presentation of research results. Projects topics are varied and include studies at the intersection of climate and health, e.g. epidemiology research on physical and mental health impacts of wildfires, extreme heat, wild food consumption and food security, water and sanitation in rural Alaska, and creating tools for climate adaptation planning. Most projects require teamwork within our research team as well as collaboration with other researchers and community partners.

Applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged:
• Experience cleaning, organizing, processing, linking, and analyzing large datasets in R, Python, or similar programming language
• Methodological experience in epidemiologic modeling and ability to utilize statistical programming languages to investigate environmental health research questions

Minimum Qualifications:

• Research Professional 1 – Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, or related field and six months research experience.
• Research Professional 2 – Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, or related field and one year research experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Research Professional 3 – Master’s degree and two years research experience in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, non-exempt/exempt (dependent on grade hired), term-funded, staff 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. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Level 1 Grade 78, Level 2 Grade 79, Level 3, Grade 80 based on education and experience.

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


To Apply: Applications should be submitted through our Careers site and must include a) cover letter that describes your qualifications and research experience, professional goals, and specific interest in this position; b) Curriculum vitae; and c) Names and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is Fall 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 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 Micah Hahn at

*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: 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 / 907-786-1214 or

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: 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

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: 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

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