Have you ever wanted to spend some time in the Southern Ocean, or on a sub-Antarctic island? Then apply for any of the overwintering field researcher / field assistant positions on Marion Island for the 2018-2019 field season. A short synopsis of these positions follows below. Good luck!
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Dr. Michelle Greve‘s project is looking for candidates who are interested in understanding biological invasions and climate change, and the synergy between the two, in the sub-Antarctic region. At least one of the candidates will have to have some technical/electronic skills. This project will involve a collaboration between the University of Pretoria, Rhodes University, UCT and Monash University. Preference will be given to candidates who will be willing to pursue a PhD or MSc in the field, though should no suitable candidates be found, other candidates will also be considered. Please read the advert here. Please read the advert here. Closing date for submission is 23 November 2017.
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Dr. Peter le Roux‘s project is focusing on understanding the ecological impacts of spatial and temporal variation in wind patterns on sub-Antarctic Marion Island, and involves collaborators from SAEON, the CSIR and several local and international universities. Candidates with a strong background in terrestrial ecology (particularly plant ecology) are encouraged to apply, although candidates with a background in electronic or mechanical engineering will also be considered for one of the positions. Please read the advert here. Closing date for submission is 29 November 2017 at 8h00 SAST (GMT +2).
Both projects are funded through the South African National Antarctic Programme.