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Instrumentation Engineer

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British Antarctic Survey
16 May 2014
08 June 2014
BAS 66/14
Contract Type
£26,715 to £30,000 per annum

Further information

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

We are seeking an engineer to work with glaciologists to develop sensors that will be deployed at the base of Rutford Ice Stream, Antarctica. The instruments will be installed beneath and within the 2.2-km deep ice column, and will be designed to monitor the deformation in the ice, the sliding of the ice over the bed, and the deformation in the bed itself. The aim is to further our understanding of the controls on the flow of Antarctic ice streams.

Other tasks will include developing the controller/logger for the sensors, and a process monitoring system to log and display key parameters of the hot-water drill to be used to access the bed. The successful candidate will have a Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field, and will ideally have experience in working on electronic systems in a polar environment.

Qualifications: Masters in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related field (or equivalent)

Duration: 36 Month fixed Term Appointment

Salary: Salary will be in the range of £26,715 to £30,000 per annum. We offer a generous benefits package including a defined salary pension scheme, free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

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Please quote reference: BAS 66/14
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 8th June 2014
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: TBC

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.

British Antarctic Survey

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Based in Cambridge, United Kingdom, it has, for over 60 years, undertaken the majority of Britain's scientific research