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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Opportunity with the EPB Action Group on Environmental Impacts of Polar Research and Logistics

DEADLINE EXTENDED - The deadline for the below opportunity has been extended to 28th September 2020. Applications received before the original deadline remain in consideration.


The EPB is seeking to contract an individual to complete a synthesis report on best practices for minimising the environmental impacts of polar research and logistics.

This work will be completed in close cooperation with the EPB Action Group on Environmental Impacts of Polar Research and Logistics, chaired by Tania Gibéryen of, Luxembourg, and the EPB Secretariat.

The synthesis report is anticipated to be approximately 50-60 pages in length, including tables and figures. The report’s content will synthesise existing information, which the candidate will collate from a range of sources, including international polar organisations, infrastructure operators and EPB Members.


An initial draft of the synthesis report will be due in November 2020, with full draft due by January 2021, with the finalised report due by summer 2021, and presented at the EPB’s Autumn 2021 Plenary Meeting.


The suitable candidate will be an early career researcher or professional (post-masters or PhD student) with experience of polar research and fieldwork, environmental management, infrastructure and logistics planning, or related fields. Knowledge of polar research and fieldwork across a range of disciplines is desirable. Excellent written and spoken English language is a requirement. Candidates must be eligible to work in the European Union.


The chosen candidate will be remunerated for their work up to a maximum of € 2,000.


To apply for this opportunity, candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, detailing their motivation and suitability for the opportunity (combined total of maximum 4 pages), to by 23:59 CEST on Tuesday 28th September 2020. Candidates may be required to provide a short example of written work if shortlisted.