Are you looking for a once in a lifetime experience? Does the thought of seeing the most remote continent in the world excite you?
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is recruiting people from a wide range of disciplines to complement our 2020/2021 season of scientific work in Antarctica. BAS have been operating in Antarctica for over 60 years and our mission is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and polar operations, addressing issues of global importance and helping society adapt to a changing world.
Have you ever thought about walking in Scott or Shackleton’s footsteps? Are you concerned about the impact climate change will have on the world?
We employ experts from many different professions in both our science and support teams. We are looking for field guides, radio officers, carpenters, electrical technicians and many other varied roles to provide support, help keep all of our staff safe, and to maintain our stations and equipment.
We conduct operations during the Antarctic Summer (approximately October to April) and during the Antarctic Winter. Pre-deployment training is in Cambridge, where you also have the chance to meet the science and support staff based here. Once in Antarctica, all food, accommodation and polar clothing are provided.
Depending on your role, you could be participating in taking ice-cores using hot water drilling equipment, releasing weather balloons to collect climate data, helping to prepare dinner for you and your colleagues, or taking the opportunity to ski or snowboard near Rothera.
Have you got what it takes?
If you are looking for an opportunity to work with amazing people in one of the most unique places on Earth, then British Antarctic Survey could be for you. Check out our website where you will find our current vacancies: www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/
Antarctic deployment involves working in a remote and harsh environment where adaptations to working, living and recreation areas are not achievable to a level that might be expected in the UK. There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement to be physically capable of negotiating rough, icy and snowy terrain as well as being mentally resilient and medically fit.