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Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Alaska in the Fairbanks, Alaska
Date Posted 08/31/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post Doctoral Fellow

CLASSIFICATION:Post Doctoral Fellow non represented
GRADE:Non-Union Faculty Grade 40
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT:University of Alaska Fairbanks
SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT:UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science
LOCATION:Fairbanks, Seward, Juneau

Position Summary:

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is seeking candidates for post doctoral fellow positions to support the areas of oceanography and related areas of study to support the research and academic missions of the College. This will include working on one or more funded projects in these research areas under the guidance of senior faculty members. **This is a pool position; successful acceptance into the pool does not guarantee an offer nor review of applicant materials.**


Duties will vary according to project. Work may be done in a laboratory or in the field. Work may be part- or full-time. Works under administrative supervision. Solves complex research questions/problems using analytical skills. Creates reports for use in publications. Combines own work with work of other research professionals and faculty to produce complete projects. May design processes or tools for gathering information. May coordinate the work of other research professionals or research technicians. May develop, with guidance, models for use by other research professionals or faculty members. May use fiscal/statistical knowledge to develop reports.

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences invites applications for a postdoctoral scientist for various research opportunities. The position is based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The work will require field and laboratory studies. This is a full-time, 1.5-2 year appointment with the possibility of extension depending upon performance and funding availability. Annual salary is negotiable based on experience.


The following are required for the application:

  • Current CV or resume that shows the applicant’s educational background, research and work experiences, publications and other scholarly activities
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references

Salary Information:

Salary varies based on position and is commensurate with experience.


General knowledge of the relevant research related to the unit and sufficient relevant experience to contribute significantly to a specific project. Experience in the use of computers and other appropriate equipment to conduct the research proposed.


A PhD in oceanography or related field is required. Preferred qualifications include sea ice field experience, knowledge of trace metal techniques, and familiarity with the Arctic marine system.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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