Temporary Research Technician (Summer)

Temporary Research Technician (Summer)

  • 527724
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 75
  • UAF Institute of Arctic Biology


If you're passionate about the natural sciences and love the idea of hands-on field experience, we've got an exciting opportunity for you! We're looking for someone with a good grasp of boreal tree species, a high level of physical fitness for navigating rugged terrains, and a positive attitude even during long days in various weather conditions. Camping in the backcountry is part of the gig, so experience in that area is a plus. We need someone who can follow instructions, work both independently and as part of a team, and take responsibility for collecting top-notch data. If you have a background in biology, ecology, forestry, or a related field, and you've got some fieldwork experience under your belt, even better! Basic spreadsheet software skills are a must. If this sounds like your kind of adventure, we'd love to hear from you!


To excel in this role, having sufficient experience in ecology, biology, or natural resources is essential to tackle the assigned responsibilities effectively. We especially value candidates who bring additional experience in handling field logistics, particularly in remote settings. If you're someone with a strong background in the sciences and a knack for navigating logistical challenges in the field, you might be the perfect fit for our team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Before joining our team, candidates are required to provide proof of a valid driver's license. Additionally, we're looking for individuals with either educational qualifications or practical field experience in ecology, biology, or natural resources. If you have the knowledge and skills in these areas and can also meet the necessary driving requirements, we'd love to hear from you.

Position Details:

This position is on the UA Fairbanks campus in LTER Bonanza Creek. Work will be on-site and field.  This is a Temporary full-time position. New hires will be placed on the FY24 Temporary Staff Salary, Grade 75, based on education and experience.

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

*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.


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 and driver's report. 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 Ruth Dinardi, IAB HR Manager, at uaf-iab-hr@alaska.edu or 907-474-6446.

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