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Job Vacancy - Field Assistant

Please quote ref no: BAS 19/14
Closing date for applications: 20 Apr 2014 at 11:59pm

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The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

We now require Field Assistants to conduct scientific colleagues safely and efficiently within the polar environment both on continental ice shelves and glaciated mountainous regions.

Qualifications: No specific qualifications required, however, Mountain Instructors certification, Mountain Instructors Award are desirable.

Duration: 6-18 Months

Salary: Salary starts at 23,700 per annum, rising annually. Additionally, upon completion of a successful tour, you will receive a 10% bonus. BAS provides all training required, outdoor and work clothing, tools, and accommodation (whilst in the Antarctic).

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 19//14
Closing date for receipt of application forms is. 20th April 2014
Interviews are scheduled to be held on. w/c 23rd June 2014

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.
You will need to be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions.

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