The POLARIS, or Pursuing Opportunities for Long-term Artic Resilience for Infrastructure and Society, is a newly funded NSF project that studies environmental migration, food security, and human-environment conflicts in coastal Arctic Indigenous communities and identifies the important assets (social, environmental, infrastructural, institutional) to help them adapt and become more resilient to climate-related changes. More information about the project can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1927827&HistoricalAwards=false. The research is interwoven with education, outreach, local community engagement, international comparison and collaboration, and evaluation. The team is composed of more than 20 collaborators from Penn State, University of Alaska at Anchorage, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, and Michigan Tech. We seek one Assistant Research Professor, one Research Technician, six Graduate Research Assistants, and multiple Undergraduate Research Assistants to join our team.
This project will hire a Research Technician in the area of coastal hazard research and community-based monitoring. This position is located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Arctic Coastal Geoscience Lab (ACGL). We seek an innovative individual committed to excellence in research, communication across cultural boundaries, and education. The position will support the POLARIS project focused on the development and maintenance of community-based erosion monitoring sites and conducting coastal hazard risk assessments within remote Alaskan coastal communities. The position includes the processing and analysis of geospatial data sets, production of data products accessible to coastal residents, and supervising undergraduate student interns in laboratory tasks. Applicants with experience working within Alaska Native communities and having geological and geospatial skills preferred. If you are interested in learning more about the ACGL and what we do, please visit our website (https://acgl.community.uaf.edu). If you are interested in applying for the position, please email Dr. Chris Maio (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your resume.