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 two early career scientists to join the SOOS Southern Ocean Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiative.

The successful applicant will have working knowledge of observational research of the Southern Ocean with a particular interest in EDI issues. The APECS representative will attend EDI working group meetings; help the co-chairs to coordinate the meetings and other working group activities; and will be an important link between APECS and SOOS. We are interested in receiving applications from any country, including those not yet represented on the EDI Leadership Group. It would be particularly valuable (although not required) for the applicant to be a member of the APECS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project Group, to aid coordination between SOOS and APECS activities.

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 an in-person meeting during your term, as well as the potential for co-authorship of publications.

To apply, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • early career researcher (up to 5 years post-PhD or highest degree)
  • 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 January 2022:

  • your CV
  • Statement of Interest (max one page) that outlines
    i) your research background,
    ii) your motivation for joining the EDI working group, and 
    iii) your thoughts on how you can contribute to the EDI group andyou’re your membership thereof 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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