Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


sooslogo2cThe objective of our regional working group is to facilitate coordinated and standardized observational studies of major physical, chemical and biological variables including their drivers and interactions. The working group strives to increase the quality of the science output, and strengthen the awareness of the relevance of research in the WS-DML sector of the Southern Ocean through international projects contributing to SOOS.

Our leadership group is composed of: 

Co-chairs: Laura de Steur (Norway), Sebastien Moreau (Norway), Markus Janout (Germany)

Leadership Group (LG) members: Mia Wege (South Africa), Andrew Meijers (United Kingdom), Jean-Baptiste Sallee (France), Sarah Fawcett (South Africa), Louise Biddle (Sweden), Uwe Nixdorf (COMNAP, Germany)

We are looking for 2 researchers with interests in the Weddell Sea and Dronning Maud Land, particularly in the research fields of biology, biogeochemistry and sea ice to complement the current LG and join actively in strategic leadership, planning activities, carry out communication and reporting, and driving the Working Group forward in accordance with the objectives of the SOOS 5-year implementation plan.

The appointment is initially for 3 years, with the possibly of a 2nd term or becoming one of the group’s co-chair after the initial term.

We strive to keep our gender balance and career-stage representation: we encourage female and male as well as early career and senior applications. We encourage applications from countries that are not presently represented in the leadership group (e.g., Brazil, Argentina, India).

The application deadline is September 15, 2020. Appointment shall start in fall 2020, at or shortly after our planned online workshop (20-23 October 2020). To apply please send a 1 page document motivating your interest and a short CV (max 3 pages) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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