Call for next executive secretary & steering committee members

At our annual meeting in Gothenburg on November 8, APECS Sweden elects its next executive secretary and steering committee members for 2019.

Being a part of APECS Sweden is an exciting opportunity. It means broadening your network and collaborating with other  APECS members across research institutions over the whole country. It helps you to engage with other polar researchers, for instance by arranging and coordinating events on a local level. But you also become a part of the international APECS community that brings together early career researchers from many different countries, institutions and disciplinary backgrounds. As part of the APECS leadership, you can join APECS working groups and projects that match your professional interests, and get the opportunity to travel and attend international events.

Executive Secretary – Tasks, Eligibility, Compensation

Among other things, the executive secretary

  • coordinates APECS Sweden’s activities
  • calls for regular board meetings
  • documents APECS Sweden’s activities through a yearly report to APECS International
  • performs or delegates administrative tasks of daily operation

Early career researchers based in Sweden and working in polar or alpine research from all disciplinary backgrounds are eligible to apply. The executive secretary is elected for one year.

Phd students are especially encouraged to apply, since APECS Sweden has time compensation agreements with different departments at several Swedish universities that provide 10% of full time employment compensation for PhD students for the maximum duration of one year. Other universities and departments at times establish ad-hoc agreements to enable this compensation. To find out whether your department is part of this agreement, please get in touch with us.

Would you like to become our next executive secretary? Then please send us your letter of interest to – and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

The Steering Committee

The tasks of the steering committee include, but are not limited to:

  • maintaining and broadening the APECS Sweden network through communication and outreach, for instance through networking events, newsletters, social media etc.
  • budget planning & application
  • organizing the annual meeting
  • collaborating with APECS International

If you are interested in becoming a member of the steering committee, please send us an e-mail to and tell us why you want to get involved!