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Work among the penguins? France is looking for candidates
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Paul-Emile Victor Polar Institute in northwest France has launched a public appeal to recruit around 40 French-speaking people for a wide variety of jobs at its six bases in the Arctic and Antarctica. From chemists and carpenters to bakers and pastry chefs, the institute is stepping up its efforts to reach potential candidates for 12- to 14-month stints at its bases with endless summer days and winter nights. "We get lots of interest from the biology fields but not enough mechanics or tool operators, because these people don't know about us," said Laurence Andre Le Marec, hiring director at the institute named for a French polar explorer and pioneer. read more
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