UIC Alaska

Science Liaison - UIC Science

Research & Scientific
Location : Location
Travel Requirement
25% - 50%


Company Overview
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and is recognized as one of Alaska's top 10 companies with approximately 4,000 employees nationwide and revenues above $700M annually. UIC is projected to grow substantially in the coming years to become a top 3 company in Alaska by 2030. 

As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings growth and benefits to our Inupiat shareholders. The size and diversity of our operations means we have a broad variety of career opportunities. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


Outreach and engagement (O&E) is one of the most important aspects of any science project in the Arctic and at its most fundamental levels requires patience and perseverance. UIC Science has built a solid O&E program over the last 5 years and this position will continue to expand on that foundation. The Science Liaison will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities as they work to respond to O&E contract positions and:


• Report to the O&E Manager and support the team’s O&E program
• Ensuring that the community concerns are understood and communicated
• Provide advice on approaches or strategies for addressing these concerns and supports implementation of company priorities
• Liaise with various local and non-local entities and institutions and manage contact information
• Set up and manage local outreach and engagement events
• Develop an outreach program for the local schools to encourage researchers to bring their research into the classrooms and foster an exchange of knowledge
• Prepare estimates of O&E project cost and scope for proposals
• Coordinate field tours, community meetings, events and advisory groups
• Maintain records of all events attended or hosted on company drive
• Other Duties as assigned


Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:
• Experience working in a science or educational field is preferred
• 3+ years working on the North Slope and other Alaska rural communities.
• Bachelors of Science or similar experience preferred.

• Intermediate level proficiency with MS O365: Excel, Word, Outlook , PowerPoint, and audio/visual equipment
• Applicant must be willing to travel.
• Applicant must have experience presenting to large groups.
• Any applicants that have past O&E Experience will be looked upon more favorably.
• Applicant must be familiar or have work in and around Indigenous Communities in the Arctic.
• Valid State Driver’s License
• Must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing


Required Experience:
• 3+ years working on the North Slope and other Alaska rural communities.
• Valid State Driver’s License
• Applicant must have experience presenting to large groups.
• Applicant must be willing to travel.

Physical Demands:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.


Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.


Important Notice

Candidates must pass a background check in order to fill this position.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V




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