Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
 

SOOSLogo1aapecs logo webThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) are looking for early career scientists to join the SOOS West Antarctic Peninsula Working Group (WAP WG) and the SOOS Southern Ocean Air-Sea Fluxes Working Group (SOFLUX WG).

About both positions:

Position 1: SOOS West Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc Working Group (WAP WG): The West Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc Working Group (WAP WG) of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) are inviting applicants for one early career scientist on our committee.The WAP WG APECS representative will attend WG meetings, and be responsible for assisting with data collection, curation, and reportage, and will be an important link is liaising between APECS and SOOS. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from countries not yet represented by the working group steering committee. For specific questions on this position contact Kate Hendry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Sian Henley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Oscar Schofield (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Position 2: SOOS Southern Ocean Air-Sea Fluxes Working Group (SOFLUX WG): Early career position available within the steering committee of the SOOS capability working group on Southern Ocean Air-Sea Fluxes (SOFLUX). An early career representative will contribute to telecons and planning discussions, and help to coordinate information sharing within the SOFLUX community. SOFLUX interests include fluxes of heat, fresh water, momentum, and gases. SOFLUX has three active themes: coordinating in situ observations of air-sea fluxes, including promoting process studies and sustained observations; evaluating requirements for air-sea fluxes; building links to modeling, assimilation, and satellite observations to provide a global assessment of air-sea fluxes. The early career representative will participate in telecons and meetings, help to take minutes and compile notes, serve as a liaison to APECS, help to prepare newsletter items, and contribute to other steering committee activities. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from countries not yet well represented by the SOFLUX working group steering committee. For specific questions on this position contact Sarah Gille (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Seb Swart (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and Louise Newman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Both positions will be for 2 years and non-salaried, but there will be travel reimbursement for attending one meeting if the working group holds a meeting during your term, and potential for co-authorship of publications.

To apply, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • early career researcher (up to 5 years past PhD)
  • Have a research background that fits the focus of the two groups:
    Position 1: working knowledge of observational research of the Southern Ocean with a particular interest in the WAP and Scotia Sea areas.
    Position 2: research focus on fluxes of heat, fresh water, momentum, and gases in the Southern Ocean.
  • Country restrictions: We welcome applications from early career researchers worldwide and especially from countries not yet well represented the two groups.

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 10 October at 23:59 GMT

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

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
Germany
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