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 leadership team of the following working group :

The successful applicant will have working knowledge of observational research of the Southern Ocean with a particular interest in the respective region of the working group. The ECR 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. The group is interested in receiving applications from any countries, including those not yet represented by the RWG Leadership Group.

The position will be for 2 years (2023-2024 and 2024-2025) 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

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

How to apply?

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 5th of April 2024, 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 and Otaiba Bahar, APECS Representative Coordinators
On behalf of the APECS ExCom and Directorate

Contact APECS

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

Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events