Biotech (Wipfli Pool, JOB13-26)
University of Alaska - Fairbanks, AK

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  • W = Statewide
  • A = UAA
  • F = UAF
  • G = UAFGI
  • S = UAS
F-IAB AK Coop Fish/Wildlife Rsch Unit

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University of Alaska Fairbanks


Fairbanks/Interior Region

Job Type

Data Analysis, collection and entry Research Science

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Salary Grade Salary Schedule



Grade 00_75, Step TC3, $14.95 per hour

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University of Alaska Fairbanks - (907) 474-7700

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Job Posting Summary

The Institute of Arctic Biology is seeking applicants for a new Biotech. This is a temporary position conducting lab and summer field work in wetland invertebrate ecology. Job duties include primarily lab responsibilities with a possibility of extension into field work during the summer season. The successful applicant will be responsible for processing preserved invertebrate (some larval and adult insects), entering data, and possibly collecting invertebrate, plant, and water samples in the field. Additionally, if they remain on during the summer season, they will be required to travel to various remote field sites, including spending time in field camps. *This is a pooled position. Several Biotechs may be hired for multiple positions.*

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Knowledge of Biology, Ecology, or a related field. Ability to collect and/or identify plants, invertebrates. Ability to work in field camps. Ability to process lab samples and enter data into computer database.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, fisheries or related field

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

Experience doing biological field work. Experience collecting and processing biological and/or water samples.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Competency with invertebrate identifications and knowledge of principals of experimental design.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. If you have any trouble applying to this job posting, please contact the UAF Human Resources office at (907)474-7700.

Special Conditions of Employment

Describe any other special skills/knowledge required for this position (e.g. additional training, heavy lifting or traveling).


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Job Duties


Follow protocols for sampling invertebrates.

Properly curate and label invertebrate specimens.

Sort, identify (to family level) and measure invertebrate samples.

Enter data into Access database.

Summary analyses of invertebrate data.

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