Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


epb logo desktop 2015The European Polar Board (EPB) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are seeking a rapporteur to take minutes during the upcoming EPB Autumn Plenary Meeting, to be held in Brest, France on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019. For an early career researcher, this is a fairly unique opportunity to know how an international organisation works on a regular basis, as well as how it views, sets and reviews medium and long term goals.

The note taking will be for one and half days (22nd and 23rd October) working with the EPB Secretariat. Cleaned and formatted notes should be provided to the EPB Secretariat within three days of the end of meeting. Due to the fast moving nature of the meeting, it is desirable to have (1) a very high command of the English language, (2) some prior experience as a rapporteur or of formal note taking, and (3) some knowledge of international polar organisations.

A short online meeting between the selected rapporteur and the EPB Secretariat will be held during the week prior to the meeting to clarify duties and go over the meeting agenda.

The EPB will provide for the selected rapporteur with:

  • Return travel expenses up to €200 to Brest (reaching Brest daytime on the 21st October, and leaving 23rd/24th October)
  • Accommodation and all meals during the meeting/travel
  • Additional € 80 to cover any extra costs incurred

Copies of all receipts must be provided for the EPB to reimburse any expenses.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a one-page CV and a 500 word statement detailing your previous experience as a rapporteur and motivation no later than Tuesday 1st October 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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9019 Tromsø
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