Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) are looking for an early career scientist to join the the SOOS Observing System Design Capability Working Group (OSD CWG).

The successful applicant will have an interest in observing system design for the Southern Ocean. The APECS representative will attend CWG meetings, and be responsible for assisting with CWG activities, communications, and will be an important link in liaising between APECS and SOOS. We are interested in receiving applications from any countries, including those not yet represented by the WG Leadership Group. 

For specific questions on this position, please contact Alyce Hancock (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The position will be for 2 years and non-salaried, but there will be travel reimbursement for attending one meeting if the working group holds a meeting during your term, and potential for co-authorship of publications.

To apply, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • early career researcher (up to 5 years past PhD)
  • Have a research background that fits the focus of the group


How to apply?
Please send the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than 17 December 2021:

  • 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

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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