Jobs & Opportunities

Fellowships, scholarships, funding opportunities, training courses and jobs come an go frequently. There is a plethora of sponsors and institutes for the early career polar scientist who advertise these opportunities. An idea is to follow APECS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter, and to check out the Links & Supporters.

Ice Drill Electronics Engineer at University of Tasmania

This role is a result of a collaborative arrangement with the School of Engineering at the University of Tasmania and Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) is part of the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy. As primary agency for the administration of Australia’s Antarctic Program, the Department, represented by the AAD, is responsible for achieving the Government’s Antarctic goals.

The Opportunity

The Ice Drill Electronica Engineer plays a key role in the design, fabrication and quality control of the electronics and software components of the drill with potential requirements to travel to Antarctica or Greenland to aid in gaining familiarity with deep ice core drilling operations.

Applications close Monday, 29 July 2019, 11.55pm.  For further information or to apply click here.

ECR SouthCOP Funding


Have you submitted an abstract to SouthCOP 2019?

Are you happy to help the conference organisers on one day of the conference?

There are ECR funding opportunities to attend SouthCOP 2019, 4-14th December, Queenstown, New Zealand.

If awarded the funding you will be requested to make a short 1-minute video about your research, see ideas here.

Submissions due 15th July, for further information and the application form click here.

Postgraduate Study Opportunities at Gateway Antarctica, University of Cantebury

Applications now open for Master of Antarctic Studies (MASt) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS) at Gateway Antarctica, University of Cantebury.

Due 1st August, for further information click here.

UNSW PhD Opportunity

Warm water intrusions and ice melt at the Antarctic margin

This study will use high-resolution global and regional ocean/sea-ice models to examine mechanisms for rapid warming of Antarctic continental shelf waters via both large-scale drivers and fine-scale processes, including mesoscale eddies, tide-topography interactions, and bottom boundary flows.  Implications for ocean biogeochemistry will also be explored.

For more information click here.

IMAS PhD Opportunity

Using geochemical techniques to quantify dust deposition to the Southern Ocean

This project will apply a suit of geochemical methods to quantify the amount of dust-borne iron reaching the Southern Ocean around Australia. It will use geochemical methods based on the measurement of thorium isotopes and trace metals in aerosols, seawater, particles and sediment in four regions east and south of Australia. This project focuses on the analysis of samples already in-hand and interpretation of results, but there will also be an opportunity to go to sea.

Closing date: 3rd December 2019

For more information click here.

APECS International

For current jobs and opportunities, please see the APECS International – Job Board website for more information.

Scientific Community on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

SCAR has many research groups under different streams of study. Each of these research groups have their own websites, Facebook accounts and mailing lists. The benefit for following these groups include receiving information about funding, scholarships, training courses and other opportunities.

SCAR also has a monthly newsletter, to subscribe click here

SCAR Fellowships

SCAR initiated the Fellowship Programme in 2002. The aim is to encourage the active involvement of early career scientists in Antarctic scientific research and to build new connections and further strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research. Since the initiation of the programme, 56 SCAR Fellowships have been awarded. Three of these fellowships were awarded jointly with our partner Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) between 2011-2015. From 2015, a Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellowship is awarded annually, initially financed by funds from the Prix Biodiversité of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation awarded to SCAR.

For further information, click here.

University of Tasmania (UTas) and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Volunteers

Volunteers at the University of Tasmania Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Hobart, Tasmania, are occasionally required to assist on projects. IMAS Volunteers have a Facebook page with news, posts and call outs.

Fullbright Scholarships

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers Scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages as well as professional staff with extensive relevant experience.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program of the United States of America, aimed at increasing binational collaboration, cultural understanding and the exchange of ideas. It is the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world supporting more than 370,000 scholarships worldwide, and over 5,000 scholarships between Australia and the U.S. creating a vibrant, dynamic and interconnected network of Alumni.

This year there are close to 100 awards primarily available for projects that will have a tangible impact on the lives of Australians, whether that be through medical research, business, or the arts.

Awards are available to:

  • Postgraduate students wanting to complete part of their Australian program in the U.S.
  • Students seeking to complete a full U.S. masters
  • PhD students wanting to complete research in the U.S. as part of their Australian PhD program
  • Students seeking to complete a full PhD program in the U.S.
  • Postdoctoral candidates seeking to do research
  • Professionals (with 10 years relevant experience) seeking to undertake research or training in the U.S.
  • Associate or full Professors seeking to undertake research or training in the U.S.

All awards include either full or partial tuition/researcher fee allowances, generous living stipend, return flights to the U.S. and more.

A Fulbright is a wonderful opportunity to take your career to the next level.

Interested candidates are welcome to visit for more information or contact the Australian Fulbright Commission via