The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR, https://www.scar.org/) are looking for an early career researcher (ECR) to join the Near-Term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System (AntClimNow) Antarctic Climate Indicators project group. This project group aims to document and display a range of Antarctic Climate Indicators (ACIs) relevant to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Candidate variables include the Southern Annular Mode / westerly winds, Southern Hemisphere sea ice extent, and Antarctic Peninsula temperatures. The project group is working on defining which of the candidate variables will become the final set of ACIs and how these might be presented. The ACIs will be updated regularly, and an annual “state of the Antarctic climate” document is envisioned.
There is broad expertise across the ACIs project group, and the position could be of interest to APECS members working on almost any aspect of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. A key aspect of the project is to select the most appropriate ACIs, but the APECS-ECR participant could also be someone interested in data visualisation, code development, developing a long-term plan to maintain the ACIs, providing descriptions of indicators and why they are important, or even website design. There will be the opportunity to contribute to an annual “state of the Antarctic climate” document based on the ACIs.
The position will be for 2 years (2023-2024 and 2024-2025) and non-salaried.
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 group.
How to apply?
- your CV (no more than 5 pages).
- Statement of interest (max one page), including:
- your research background
- your motivation in joining the working group
- your thoughts on how you can contribute to the group and how this would benefit your career
Organized by Gwen Gremion, and Otaiba Bahar, APECS Representative Coordinators
On behalf of the APECS ExCom and Directorate