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Careers at BAS

British Antarctic Survey enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. We employ a wide range of skilled science, operational and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica, on ships and aircraft as well in the Arctic.  We work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet.  We embrace diversity and equality of opportunity, and are committed to building inclusive and diverse teams that represent all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our teams from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment.  There are many opportunities to grow a successful career at BAS.  Take a closer look at some of our disciplines.

The Rothera Autumn team 2018

Jobs in Antarctica

We employ experts from many different professions to keep the lights on, feed the research and support teams and keep everyone safe. Explore this section to find out what’s on offer.

Estates Facilities Engineer Nicole Logan-Park at Rothera research station with calved ice in the background

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are an equal opportunities employer that aims to embrace diversity in all its forms and provide staff with a sense of belonging no matter their characteristics, culture, experience, education or economic background.

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Opportunities to work on polar research ships

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Flying in a place like no other

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Our staff are the essential key to success

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