Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


epb logo desktop 2015apecs logo webThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the European Polar Board (EPB) are seeking 2 rapporteurs to take minutes during the upcoming EPB Spring Plenary Meeting, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal on the 27 - 28 March 2019.


For an early career researcher, this is a great opportunity to know how an international organisation works on a regular basis, as well as how it views, sets and reviews medium and long term goals.

The note taking will be for one and half days (27th and 28th March) working with the EPB Secretariat. Cleaned and formatted notes should be provided to the EPB Secretariat within three days of the end of meeting. Due to the fast moving nature of the meeting, it is desirable to have (1) a very high command of the English language, (2) some prior experience of rapporteuring or note taking, and (3) some knowledge of international polar organisations.

A short online meeting between the selected rapporteurs and the EPB Secretariat will be held during the week prior to the meeting to clarify duties and go over the meeting agenda.

The EPB will provide for the selected rapporteur:

  • Return flights or travel expenses up to €200 to get to Lisbon (reaching Lisbon daytime on the 26, and leaving on 29)
  • All meals will be provided
  • Additional € 80 to cover any extra costs incurred (with receipts).

The copies of all receipts must be provided for the EPB to reimburse any expenses.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a one-page CV and a 500 word statement detailing your previous experience as a rapporteur and motivation no later than 28 Feb to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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