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Friday, May 22, 2015

Part Time Job Opportunity

Unibest labs is hiring a part-time Environmental Science technician in Juneau, see posting below:


Environmental R&D Technician


UNIBEST International LLC is actively seeking to hire a part-time employee located in Juneau, AK. Great for an active student or anyone looking to advance their career in environmental sciences.


UNIBEST, short for Universal Bioavailable Environmental/Soil Test, is a technology development company specializing in innovative agriculture and environmental sustainability monitoring systems (see more @ and UNIBEST uses patented ion-exchange resin systems to detect bio-available nutrient levels within agricultural soils and watersheds. Specifically the UNIBEST Ag ManagerTM product is used to measure and report bio-available nutrient levels within the soil profile. In turn we support agronomists and growers goals to support crop yield targets while providing sustainable solutions in support of the 4R’s for nutrient management.


In addition, our clients can access specialty resin blends with the technology to study other contaminants of interest, including collecting data for Natural Resource Damage Assessments including hypoxia and off-target movement of contaminants that may impact the health of watersheds. Our ion-exchange resin platform for watershed and contaminant testing e.g. UNIBEST Eco-TrackerTM acts as a continual data logger within the natural environment. These systems are analyzed by approved environmental laboratories for use by international as well as national partners and clients.




Work closely with direct supervisor on a variety of different tasks which include but are not limited to:


  • Develop grants, technical reports, and support our clients with the execution  of agriculture, turf, water, and other environmental research studies across the globe;
  • Support the development of marketing materials, handouts, as well as technical training materials;
  • Assist with data entry and interpretation for current projects;
  • Assist in research and development activities, including equipment and patent development efforts;
  • Support customer service activities and client relationships (UNIBEST products were sold to over 62 countries over the past 18 months);
  • Assist with the creation of work plans and budgets.


Increasing regulations of environmentally sensitive nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, require proper management within soil and water. UNIBEST is a rapidly expanding business working with partners and clients around the world to develop Best Management Practices. Applicant must possess strong desire to learn and expand their skills and have a passion for creating solutions to current world problems. This position is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain hands on experience with studies directed at sustainable solutions for agricultural and water/environmental science projects across the globe.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, or related sciences;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Additional experience with CAD, Google Sketchup, GIS, or Adobe Creative Suite software is a plus;
  • Work independently with limited supervision and support team objectives, and
  • Possess valid Alaska driver’s license. Must be 18 or over.



UNIBEST laboratory is headquartered in Washington State, but has a small branch located in Juneau, AK.
Please submit cover letter and resume to this posting


Please submit cover letter and resume to


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Last Dispatch: RA opportunity, Trout Unlimited Intern

Last Dispatch for the semester and for me as I'm leaving UAS on to mossier meadows. This weblog will still be maintained by Sanjay Pyare and Eran Hood so send them your opportunities.


I am looking for a undergraduate research assistant for this summer to work with me on two projects.

1.Explore development of Best Management Practices for cruise tourism in Arctic, Alaska

2.Summarize the national and international legal and regulatory frameworks for management of North Pacific fisheries

Duties will include online and library research and writing.

This position will run from early May through late August for up to 40 hrs/week. This position pays $9.51 to $13.55 per hour depending on qualification. Please encourage interested students to contact me and to apply to:

Keith Criddle


Trout Unlimited is hiring for a solid intern to work primarily on the Salmon Beyond Borders campaign this summer.

Ideally, we’re hoping for someone who has an interest in conservation, a versatile skill-set (someone who is comfortable managing a Facebook page and comfortable talking to crusty old fishermen), and wants the experience of working on a campaign.  

Additionally, the Alaska Center for the Environment (ACE), is hiring canvassers for their summer program.  These folks will work throughout Southeast Alaska, canvassing on behalf of the Salmon Beyond Borders Campaign and / or the Tongass 77 Campaign in an effort enhance community engagement.  I checked with ACE yesterday, and I believe they still need to hire 4 people.    

Please let me know if you have students that may be qualified / interested – I’ve been in touch with some – and await their letters of interest – but in the meantime, I thought I’d reach out to faculty as well.

Jill Weitz | Southeast Alaska Outreach Coordinator 

907.957.9504 |

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