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IGP PAN. 45th polar expedition to the Polish Polar Station Hornsund. Employees are in demand

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The Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences is recruiting. They are looking for a cook, geophysicist, meteorologist, mechanic and conservator. The candidates are to set off on an expedition to the Polish Polar Station Hornsund in Spitsbergen.

Polish Polar Station Hornsund Stanisława Siedlecki is situated in the southwestern part of Spitsbergen – the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, beyond the northern Arctic Circle. Scientific research has been carried out for many years at the station managed by the Institute of Geophysics (IGF) of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The first year-round trip to Hornsund took place in 1957, and since 1978 such trips have been organized every year.

Candidates for the 45th Expedition

IGF PAN informed that it is recruiting people willing to participate in the 45th expedition to the polar station. Among the wanted are: a geophysicist with experience in the fields of electronics or geophysics, a meteorologist, in particular with experience in the meteorological service of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, computer scientist, mechanic, in particular with the ability to operate power generators and diesel engines, a technical worker, but also a cook. Applications will be accepted until November 22, 2021.

The station recruits two groups of applicants. The first, the so-called wintering, is to be on the expedition from June 2022 to July 2023. The second group – summer – will leave in June 2022 and will return in September 2022.

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IGF PAN informs that an additional advantage among candidates will be, among others, having motorboat patents, certificates of completion of all kinds of medical courses, field experience (especially winter mountain experience) or knowledge of the English language. Detailed information can be found on the IGF PAN website in the “career” tab.

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