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SCAR logo white backgroundAPECS 10 year logoThe Solid Earth Response and Influence on Cryosphere Evolution (SERCE) SCAR Research Programme, in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), would like to appoint an early career researcher (ECR) to the SERCE steering committee. The overarching objective of SERCE is to advance understanding of the interactions between the solid earth and the cryosphere to better constrain ice mass balance, ice dynamics and sea level change in a warming world. The role of the ECR would be to contribute to the leadership and implementation of SERCE activities in general, and specifically to help improve the reach of SERCE science outcomes through outreach and communication by:

  • liaising between the ECR community and the SERCE steering committee
  • giving feedback on how SERCE can ensure ECR engagement with their activities

Applicants should:

  • preferably be within 5 years of completing their PhD; and
  • have an active research interest in understanding interactions between ice sheets and the solid Earth, preferably with a focus on Antarctica (as this is a SCAR program).

The ECR rep would be expected to attend the SERCE steering committee meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the POLAR2018 conference in Davos in June 2018, and will be provided with US$500 towards expenses associated with attending this meeting.

The SERCE program is slated to end in 2020 and the incoming ECR representative would have the opportunity to remain part of the steering committee until the conclusion of the program. Please note that you can also apply for this opportunity if you cannot commit to the entire period (recommended minimum commitment is 18 month) .

If you are interested in applying, please send the following by no later than Monday 30 October 2017 at 15:00 GMT to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • CV
  • Statement of Interest including: 
    • Your research background and how it relates to the foci of SERCE
    • Why you would be interested in joining SERCE and how this position would be beneficial for your research career
    • Clear statement how long you could commit to participcate SERCE steering committee (if until 2020 or shorter).

If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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