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.

AAPP Job Opportunities

Australian Antarctic Program Partnership (AAPP)

The AAPP brings together government and non-government entities to deliver and lead a significant part of the national Antarctic science program. The partnership is led by the University of Tasmania (UTAS), and includes the Australian Antarctic Division, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Geoscience Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology, the Tasmanian State Government and Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System.

There are various research association positions currently open with the AAPP including;

  • Australian and Antarctic Paleoclimatologist
  • Glaciologist Modelling
  • Glaciological Remote Sensing
  • Ice/Ocean Systems Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Phytoplankton Ecologist
  • Zooplankton Ecologist
  • Sea Ice Remote Sensing Scientist
  • Sea Ice-Ocean Interaction Scientist

Applications due 10th October 2019.

For more information click here.

AAD Job Opportunity

Fisheries Scientist

AAD is part of the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy, and as the primary agency for Australia’s Antarctic Program the AAD is responsible for achieving the Australian Government’s Antarctic goals. These goals include, inter alia, conserving Antarctic marine living resources including ecologically sustainable fishing, and the development of economic, educational and collaborative opportunities through supporting Australian commercial operations in the Southern Ocean within the framework of the Antarctic Treaty system.

The Fisheries Scientist will support the research of emerging issues related to the target and bycatch species in the toothfish and icefish fisheries at Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) and in Antarctic waters.

Applications close 23rd September 2019.

For more 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.

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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