University of Alaska UAA - ICHS Temporary Technical Pool in Anchorage, Alaska

UAA - ICHS Temporary Technical Pool

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Classification:Temporary Technical

Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75

Work type:Temporary

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage

School/Business unit:College of Health


Categories:Health Profession, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies (ICHS) is performing an evaluation of the Alaska Department of Corrections Extended-Release Naltrexone Approach (ADNA). The evaluation will follow participants for one year after their first injection to evaluate the program's effectiveness at preventing relapse and recidivism. We are looking to recruit a dedicated graduate student with an interest in gaining experience conducting health research on topics related to opioid abuse and the criminal justice system. In this role, the student will assist with data collection by conducting interviews with participants alongside ICHS staff and the Principal Investigator.


100Coordinate with ICHS researchers to collect data through interviews with project participants. Work with other researchers to build, manage, and maintain large data sets. Participate in all data collection processes as necessary, including: a) Organizing information, b) Data entry and coding, c) Participant tracking, d) Generation of worksheets and summaries of data. Write sections of research reports and academic articles. Present and discuss research results at conferences and workshops. Work with discretion, maintain confidentiality, and exercise sound independent judgment. Some travel throughout Alaska required. Other duties as assigned.Essential


Analyze complex situations and make responsible decisions. Comprehend, interpret, and apply written materials, policies, rules and regulations. Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with individuals and groups. Must communicate effectively, written and orally. Organizational skills and extensive attention to detail. Experience with basic office equipment, knowledge in using MS Office Professional Suite, especially Excel and Outlook. Basic knowledge of data entry software such as Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, N*Vivo, SPSS, and Access. Follow UAA's Institutional Review Board (IRB) and data collection protocols. Willingness to interact with incarcerated individuals with a history of substance abuse.

Preferred - Interview or assessment experience. Experience working with high risk population.

Typical Education/Training:

Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing or Public Health. Currently enrolled in a University of Alaska graduate program in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing or Public Health.


Six months of experience in clinical or interview research settings working with high risk populations is preferred.

Application Procedures:

Applicants must upload the following documents in order to be considered for the position:

  • Cover letter must outline how their education and experience applies to the position

  • Resume

  • Contact information for three references, including one academic

Special Conditions of Employment:

Ability to pass a state background check for entry into Alaska Department of Correction's facilities. Complete UAA's CITI Human Subject Training within their first week of hire as required by IRB.

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available

Advertised:03 Apr 2018Alaskan Daylight Time

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