The primary tasks of the Executive Officer are:

- Assisting the Executive Director in the day-to-day operation of
the Secretariat, including coordinating the various science
programs, analyzing scientific issues concerning the Antarctic
region, and preparing proposals.
- Working with the Chief Officers of the SCAR Standing Committee on
the Antarctic Treaty System;
- Coordinating SCAR's Capacity Building, Education and Training
program, including the SCAR Fellowship scheme;
- Administering the Martha T Muse Prize for Science and Policy in
Antarctica (; and
- Assisting the Executive Director in preparing end of year
financial statements and budgets, and presenting these at meetings
as required.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 10 January 2010. Applications must include a full curriculum vitae, an explanation of relevant experience, and the names of two references.

Applications are preferred via email ( but may also be mailed in hardcopy to:

SCAR Secretariat
Scott Polar Research Institute
Lensfield Road
Cambridge CB2 1ER
United Kingdom

SCAR is a body of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and is also registered as a UK Company and Charity. It facilitates and coordinates Antarctic and Southern Ocean 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 at:

Application Deadline: Sunday, 10 January 2010.

Expected Start Date: 1 March 2010.

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