Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


logo pyrnPYRN is renewing its current Executive Committee (ExCom), Council and National Representatives for the next two years (2020-2022). This is your chance to get involved in an international network of young experts aiming to organize and foster the future generation of permafrost researchers. If you are a young researcher working in permafrost areas or on topics concerning permafrost and you want the chance to shape our network, please apply. We need great people! To submit your application, please use this form and apply until May 20th 2020.

We are looking for people to join both the ExCom and the Council. Joining the ExCom means you get the chance to organize early career workshops at international and regional conferences  (e.g. ICOP and RCOP) and bring your own ideas to the table on how PYRN should grow and develop. How will PYRN change in the future? How will the workshops at the next permafrost conferences look like and what topics will they focus on? How can we better serve our members and help them navigate their early careers? These are some of the main questions we need your input and help on! So please join us.
Being a member of the Council is usually a more passive role; council members assist the ExCom in various tasks and give advice and guidance in difficult situations. Traditionally, Council members have previous experience with the network, having previously been ExCom members or National Representatives, but we also welcome fresh voices.
If you want to become a National Representative please see our list ( to see if your country already has a Representative. If so please contact him/her prior to submitting your application. If you currently are a National Representative, please complete the application form to let us know that you would like to keep your role!
Within the ExCom different roles are available. Please indicate in your application which roles you could imagine taking. For example, there will be the roles of president, vice president(s), secretary, social media manager, newsletter creator. The final decision on who will fill which role will be taken by the new ExCom. All ExCom positions and their functions are summarized on our website ( Do not hesitate to contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have further questions.
To submit your application, please use the following form:
Please submit your application until May 20th 2020.
The current ExCom will collect all nominations and elect candidates into the new ExCom and Council. Nominees will receive a notification on June 5th  2020.
Later in June (Date TBD), PYRN will have a virtual assembly, reporting on our activities from the last two years and introducing the new PYRN leadership.
We are looking forward to your application.
Yours sincerely,
The PYRN Executive Committee

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