Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


sooslogo2cThe Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is looking for an early career researcher or professional (ECR) to help lead the SOOS-Swedish Southern Ocean Network ( This leadership position will be in support of the two Co-Chairs of the network, Assoc. Prof Thomas Dahlgren and Assoc. Prof Sebastiaan Swart.

The successful applicant will have an understanding of observational research of the Southern Ocean and be based in Sweden. The ECR representative will assist in organising network meetings and events, be responsible for assisting network communications and reporting, and will be an important link in liaising between the Swedish Southern Ocean ECR community and SOOS. We are interested in receiving applications from any disciplines and institutions based in Sweden.

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 a level of reimbursement for attending one meeting if the network holds a meeting during your term.
To apply, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • early career researcher (up to 5 years past PhD)
  • have a background in, or relevant to, Southern Ocean observations

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 10th May 2021:

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


For more information on the network, see the network advertisemen here. We encourage all those interested in Swedish Southern Ocean initiatives and efforts to join!

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