The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) are looking for one or two early career scientists for a new regional working group on the Weddell Sea - Droning Maud Land. The objective of the working group will be to coordinate the international long-term observation of the Weddell Sea – Droning Maud Land.
The selected candidates, will contribute to the work of the group helping among others with scientific / management input (e.g. discussions, workshop), and eventually writing papers and contribute to a special issue on present research in the Weddell Sea – Droning Maud Land.
This is a volunteer position for a term of minimum 3 years with no associated direct funding. However, if e.g. a workshop is organized, early career scientists of the working group will be considered first for available early career funding.
There will be a meeting of the working group in Davos at the POLAR2018 conference and those selected early career researchers, who are attending the conference are welcome to join this meeting. More information will be sent to the selected early career researchers before the conference. You can also apply for this opportunity if you are not attending the POLAR2018 conference.
To apply, you need to meet the following criteria:
- early career researcher (up to 5 years past PhD)
- previous experience in Southern Ocean research (ideally focused on the Weddell Sea - Droning Maud Land area)
- Country restrictions: We welcome applications from early career researchers worldwide and especially encourage applications from Asia, South America and Africa. Due to the composition of the already existing group members, early career researchers from Germany and Norway are unfortunately not able to apply for this opportunity.
How to apply?
- your CV
- Statement of Interest (max one page), including your research background, your motivation in joining the working group, and your thoughts on how you can contribute to the group and how this would benefit your career