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Tracking Code UIC Science, LLC
Job Code 20-1773
Posting Title Science Liaison
Post Date 2/23/2021
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Up to 25%
City Barrow
State AK

COMPANY OVERVIEW Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and one of Alaska’s top ten companies. We employ over 3,200 people generating more than $400 million in revenues across the United States and the world. As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings tremendous growth and benefits to our 2,900 Iñupiat shareholders. UIC’s diversified business lines include technical and professional services, engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, architecture, marine, regulatory consulting, construction, and operations. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a company with strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment. Our pay and benefits are competitive, and we differentiate UIC as an employer by investing in our employees’ professional development. JOB SUMMARY The UIC Science Liaison acts as liaison between Arctic researchers and Arctic residents and implements and monitors outreach and engagement initiatives associated with UIC Science-supported projects, primarily on the North Slope. The science liaison will be responsible to work with the Outreach and Engagement Manager at UIC Science to produce outreach products, and to assist research projects in their efforts to engage with Indigenous communities in Alaska. The Science Liaison will work closely with UIC Science Project Managers and the UIC Science Outreach and Engagement (O&E) Team. • Facilitate and assist researchers with community presentation of their research materials. • Support the UIC Science Outreach and Engagement Team (O&E Team) to build and maintain community engagement tools and resources including but not limited to a podcast series and short project videos (introductory videos to be shared with communities). • Help host virtual office hours with science teams (2 hours per week) • Provide local representation of research projects that UIC Science are contracted to represent. • Assist science teams in K-12 educational outreach activities such as virtual classroom visits, virtual field schools, and if safety measures allow, classroom visits, and (1-2 day) long visits to schools in surrounding Utqiaġvik. • Be able to work with a wide variety of science teams, research institutions, rural villages, Alaska Native Organizations, and other stakeholders. • Make presentations at professional meetings to further knowledge within the communities about Arctic Science and Logistics. • Develop researcher relationships and communicate with researchers the customs and expectations of the communities of the North Slope. This may include, but not limited to developing of science curricula based on scientific research done on the North Slope; student outreach programs involving North Slope scientific research and or TEK; developing community education materials (written, video, audio, etc.) related to scientific research on the North Slope; and community close out meetings to discuss researcher activities in the area.


• Experience working in the science field is required
• Bachelors of Science or similar experience required.
• Master’s degree in science preferred.
• Must have advanced computer skills, MS Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Travel required
• Valid State Driver’s License required
• Must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing
• Successful applicant must be active in subsistence activities within the community of Utqiaġvik and be familiar with the subsistence activities of the other communities on the North Slope.
• Public speaking training or experience required
• Technical writing experience required.


• Must demonstrate a level of commitment to the community and the prevailing culture that is in harmony with community traditions and also recognizes the benefits of scientific research and measured development.
• Must demonstrate excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
• Must have multicultural team experience.
• Must be able to network with other entities working within the North Slope Borough.

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.
  • UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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