Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Heike Midleja

Affiliation and Location: Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany

Email: Heike.Midleja(at)
Phone (office): +49-331-2882214
Fax: +49-331-2882215

Bio: Heike Midleja is an experienced office manager and has a long history of working with the international Arctic science community. As the former administrative assistant for the International Arctic Science Committee (2009-2016), she has cooperated with APECS on several occasions to promote and enhance opportunities for early career development.

She has managed the offices for both the IASC secretariat in Potsdam and the EU-Project office “Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century” (PAGE21, 2011-2015). Heike started her career at the administrative department of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research.

Ready for new challenges, Heike is excited to join the APECS team. Starting February 2017, she holds the position of the Administrative Assistant at the APECS International Directorate. In addition, she supports the German Arctic Office as the Administrative Officer. Both offices are hosted by the AWI in Potsdam, Germany.

Heike is happy to assist the APECS International Directorate regarding all administrative and organizational processes within the next years and is looking forward to make new collaborations with researchers working in the Polar Regions.

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