Student Assistant - Geophysical Institute (GI)

Student Assistant - Geophysical Institute (GI)

  • 524803
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Student Employee
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UAF Geophysical Institute

The Geophysical Institute is a research-driven organization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Geophysical Institute is committed to equity, inclusion, and accountability and values the open sharing of different perspectives. We support a respectful and welcoming environment and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, members from marginalized communities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • As the first point of contact, the student must exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
  • Must communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Must be comfortable speaking to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to prioritize and use good judgement.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of maintaining databases.
  • High degree of independence and problem-solving ability required.
Required Experience & Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Applicant should be enrolled as a UA student in a minimum of 6 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a newly enrolled student.

Salary Information:

This is a non-exempt, hourly, student position. New hires will be placed on the Student Salary Grid, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. The successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office on the first day of employment.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  Applicants will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.  By submitting your application to this job posting you should understand that there is no guarantee your application will be reviewed or selected. This posting will be closed at the end of the fiscal year on 6/30/2024.

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 AA/EO employer and educational institution 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 need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7357 or at uaf-gi-hr@alaska.edu. 


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