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British Antarctic Survey recruiting support teams at research bases

Engineering technicians are being given the chance to work in the coldest, driest and most isolated continent in the world – Antarctica.

The British Antarctic Survey is recruiting for a number of roles at its research stations in Antarctica, including electronics engineers, mechanical services technicians and electrical power generation technicians.

The 18 month contracts offer starting salaries of at least £23, 937, with all living expenses covered. Then there’s the chance to experience some amazing scenery and wildlife.

James Miller, human resources business partner at the British Antarctic Survey, said: “We have world-class laboratories, accommodation buildings, offices and technical facilities at our five scientific research stations in Antarctica.

“We need the best support professionals to keep everything running smoothly and to provide top quality support to our science programme. The chance to work on the ice surrounded by stunning scenery, icebergs, penguins, whales and seals is an opportunity of a lifetime and will be a fantastic experience.”

Electronics engineers would be expected to maintain and operate a suite of scientific instruments studying the atmosphere and geospace. Electrical power generation technicians will take responsibility for maintenance, repair and support of all static and mobile electrical power producing plant.

Mechanical services technicians, meanwhile, will be responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of a host of technologies, including water, desalination and sewage systems, oil fired boilers and LPG installations.

Jobseekers can apply online at: https://www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/

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