Research Aide (Barboza Pool, JOB13-28)
University of Alaska 4.323 reviews - Fairbanks, AK

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  • W = Statewide
  • A = UAA
  • F = UAF
  • G = UAFGI
  • S = UAS

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University of Alaska Fairbanks


Fairbanks/Interior Region

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Data Analysis, collection and entry Research Science

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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 motivated undergraduate students and recent graduates to perform field and laboratory work in the nutritional ecology of wildlife. This project evaluates the quantity and quality food available to arctic caribou. Duties include both collection of plants on the North Slope and laboratory analyses of those plants at UAF.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Knowledge of wildlife ecology, chemistry; data management; and basic computer skills Skills in data management; Microsoft products (Excel, Word); working independently; attention to detail; and working in a research environment Ability to interact effectively with research personnel and members of the public; keep accurate and complete records; maintain good attitude; and work as a team member.

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

Major in biological or natural sciences (completed introductory chemistry or introductory biology with experience in laboratory setting).

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

Approximately six months working in a laboratory environment or field research in Alaska.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Experience with laboratory analysis and outdoor research is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

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


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Job Duties


Organize and prepare supplies for field work.

Collect environmental data and plant samples at field sites.

Inventory and prepare samples for analyses of nutrients.

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UAF is a Land, Sea and Space Grant institution with an enrollment of more than 9,000 students. Located 160 miles south of the Arctic Circle,...