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Research Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Louisiana
Date Posted 11/04/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Apply now Job no:518222
Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow non represented
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 40
Work type:Post Doc
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Arctic Biology

IAB provides and supports platforms for research in programs from ecology and ecosystems to molecular biology and genetics, including field stations, and core laboratories for geographic information systems and DNA sequencing.

The Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, administered by IAB, began in 1950 and is part of a nationwide cooperative program to promote research and graduate student training in the ecology and management of fish, wildlife and their habitats.


Knowledge of modeling ecological systems. Demonstrated evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills and publishing in the peer-reviewed literature.

Skills in modeling freshwater species distributions, habitat relationships, and other system dynamics. Interest in ecological disturbance processes and effects on hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, food webs, and aquatic ecosystems. Interest in interdisciplinary and/or climate-related research. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive laboratory culture.


REQUIRED: Research experience in modeling ecological systems.

PREFERRED: Substantial experience modeling and analyzing complex datasets in R and/or related applications. Experience working with and integrating large ecological datasets. Experience with spatial modeling, ArcGIS or other geographic information system (GIS) software. Experience with project development and grant writing.


REQUIRED: Ph.D. in fisheries and aquatic science, ecology, natural resources, or a related discipline (already received or all requirements fulfilled and awaiting graduation).


Please provide a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Time on November 28, 2021.  Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2021. This posting will remain open until filled.

**Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.**

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.

Term Position: This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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