Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Amazing Antarctic opportunity for PhD students

The Spirit of Mawson Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013-2014

A team of scientists from the University of New South Wales, plus members from other national and overseas institutions will be journeying from Hobart to Commonwealth Bay via the subantarctic islands.  Over the course of the expedition they will be conducting research into oceanography, climate and biology to provide "the first complete snapshot of this region for a century". (from their website (

Spirit of Mawson Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013-2014 is offering four postgraduate (PhD) students the exciting opportunity to join them as volunteers on the expedition.

To be considered for a volunteer role on the expedition applicants must be a registered postgraduate student and able to defer their studies between 23 November 2013 and 6 January 2014 for a minimum of 3 weeks.  Successful applicants will provide support to the scientific team and assist in communicating their results of the expedition

For more details on eligibility and application instructions below.

Application deadline is 5 pm Australian Eastern Seaboard Time, 13 September 2013.  It is anticipated that shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online interview in October.

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