Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



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 SOOS Southern Ocean Indian Sector Regional Working Group (SOIS RWG,



The successful applicant will have working knowledge of observational research of the Southern Ocean with a particular interest in the Indian Sector. The APECS representative will attend RWG meetings and be responsible for assisting with data collection, curation, and reportage, 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 the SOOS Executive Officer (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.


How to apply?

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


Please send the following two documents as PDFs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 12th May 2023, 23:59 GMT:

  • your CV
  • Statement of interest (max one page), including: 
    • your research background
    • your motivation in joining the working group
    • your thoughts on how you can contribute to the group and how this would benefit your career


Organized by Gwen Gremion, APECS Representative Coordinator

On behalf of the APECS ExCom and Directorate


image: Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)

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