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The penguins are calling – the British Antarctic Survey has openings for a range of profiles


If you are a bit bored with your job in electronics and computing then maybe you need to shake it up a little? If so, the British Antarctic Survey could have the job for you. The organisation has published a list of posts it needs to fill, with positions running from a couple of months to over a year. An electronics engineer is just one of the profiles.

Job descriptions stress the beauty of the location, ‘With the unparalleled beauty of the Antarctic, you will find this a profitable experience in more ways than one,' but add that the ability to work in a team is key.

Some posts are for researchers, but mountaineers are also needed, ‘We now require Field Assistants to conduct scientific colleagues safely and efficiently within the polar environment both on continental ice shelves and glaciated mountainous regions.'  Specialist training is offered for some posts, prior to travelling out to Antarctica in autumn. 

Advertising for research support positions begins in the autumn and some contracts start in June, July or August, depending on training requirements. Recruitment for technical support posts starts in February/March and interviewing takes place in May and August.


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Want to see what working in Antarctica is like? Take a look at this video.

Get a feel for the daily lives of employees based in Antarctica, read the diaries which are also full of photos.

Take a look at the profiles available on the British Antarctic Survey website.

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