The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) has extended the deadline for applications to the Executive Director position. The extended deadline is Wednesday, 17 June 2009.

The Executive Director will manage the SCAR Secretariat and oversee SCAR affairs and finances. SCAR is an international scientific body of the International Council for Science (ICSU). It facilitates and coordinates Antarctic research and identifies issues emerging from greater scientific understanding of the region that should be brought to the attention of policy makers. Its objectives and activities are described on the SCAR website.

Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent work experience) in a scientific discipline relevant to research in Antarctica or the Southern Ocean, an established track record as a scientist and/or as a manager of scientific activities, extensive experience in international scientific research and collaboration, excellent communication and organizational skills, a high level of computer literacy, and proficiency in English. The successful candidate is expected to assume the post by 1 January

This full time appointment is based in the Scott Polar Research Institute, in Cambridge, England. Applications detailing experience, including a full CV, and providing the names of three referees should be sent by email ( on or before Wednesday, 17 June 2009.

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