Update: The position will remain open until filled by candidate or by expedition start in June.
This not a sailing adventure, this is a research expedition being conducted on a sailboat. The research dictates where we go and how long we stay there. There will be plenty to see along the way, but the research will always come first.
d deal of time navigating ice. You have to know your way around a sailboat as there will be times when your are alone at the helm. You have to have experience at sea. You will also spend time at the helm in and around heavy ice. This is particularly difficult. Imagine you are surrounded by so many large ice bergs that the horizon has been blotted out by what looks like a continuous wall of ice in all directions. You have to navigate a 42 foot schooner through a maze of large ice bergs, which break off into smaller ice bergs and are scattered everywhere. You need a fearless disposition. At times we will be operating for 2-3 days continuously having to navigate through heavy ice for the entire duration. The reason there is so much ice navigation is because most of our research is going to be conducted in the uncharted ice chocked fjords of Northwest Greenland. To get to the face of a large glacier you have to go through a maze of ice. If the idea of this freaks you out in any way please don't apply.
Please email a cover letter and sailing resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The position will remain open until filled.