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People Wanted To Fill 150 Jobs At Australia’s Research Stations On Antarctica​

People Wanted To Fill 150 Jobs At Australia’s Research Stations On Antarctica​

Some jobs have salaries up to nearly $200,000.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Around 150 jobs have been advertised online for a range of positions at Australia's research stations on Antarctica.

The Australian Antarctic Division is looking to fill a big gap in the sector for the 2020-21 season.

A lot of the jobs are in the trades sector and range from four-month summer stints to 15 month adventures that will go through winter.

The positions available range from chefs, carpenters, logistic supply officers, medical doctors, IT officer, boilermaker welders, mechanics, concreters, plumbers and more.

Antarctica might sound like a pretty remote place to spend your days (and you're not wrong there), but it seems like there are some decent perks to marooning yourself on one of the most inhospitable places on the planet.

Australian Antarctic Division

Not only is your accomodation free but you also get your all your meals prepared for you by a chef. Don't expect five-star food but at least you won't have to worry about sorting out your dinner after a long shift (unless, of course, you are the chef; then that's the only thing you'll be worrying about).

While that's pretty decent; you also get $60,974 per year on top of your salary.

There's a role for a medical practitioner that has a starting salary of $199,000 and then you'd get that bonus on top of that. Not bad, not bad at all.

Loads of the trades jobs like carpenters and concreters will be paid $66,319, while the station leader can get anywhere between $127,585 to $135,321 per annum.

The job applications do warn you that you'll no doubt be exposed to some really, really cold temperatures and that it is a risky place to be in because of its remoteness.

Featured Image Credit: Australian Antarctic Division

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