Electronics Engineer - Cambridge (Antarctic)


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Job Description
Closing Date: 14th June 2015

Commencing August 2015 for approximately 18 months

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) offers the opportunity for a suitably qualified person to overwinter in Antarctica at our Halley VI (76°S, 27°W) or Rothera (68°S, 68 °W) station.

This is electronics with a difference. As part of a small, highly motivated team, you will be spending a whole year in the Antarctic, life here is like nowhere else, so you must be ready to take on all the challenges it offers. With the unparalleled beauty of the Antarctic, you will find this a profitable experience in more ways than one. The primary role of the successful candidate will be to maintain and operate a suite of scientific instruments studying the atmosphere and geospace.

The successful candidate will work in a small team that maintain, operate and make minor developments to hardware and software for scientific experiments.

You will have proven ability in electronics and computing hardware coupled with self reliance and strong motivation. You must be adaptable and willing to take on various tasks as they arise including a considerable amount of outdoor maintenance and general base work as well as your share in routine duties such as meteorological observations.

The appointment will be for approximately 18 months, commencing in August 2015. The successful candidates will assist in preparing the equipment needed for the next Antarctic season and will undertake appropriate specialist training in Cambridge prior to travelling to Antarctica in autumn 2015 and returning in spring 2017.

This will be a challenging and demanding opportunity in an extreme and isolated environment. Applicants must therefore be physically capable and medically fit.

For more information on this opportunity and details on how to apply please follow the link…http://www.bfrss.org.uk/home/job-se...ectronicsEngineer-Cambridge.aspx#.VWwTuM9VhHw

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