Airbnb Antarctica Expedition Citizen Scientist

Company | Airbnb

Company description | Major world company which operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging.

Job location | Antarctic Peninsula

Job description | Join environmental scientist Kirstie Jones-Williams on a first-of-its-kind scientific expedition investigating the presence of microplastics on the most isolated continent on Earth: Antarctica. As a Citizen Scientist, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to real scientific research on the impact humans have on the environment. Over the span of a month, you’ll work as a team, collecting and analysing snow core samples to determine if microplastics have made their way into the interior of the continent. These findings could help change public policy surrounding how we use plastic and how to properly dispose of it. If it’s a success, this expedition could lead to more studies on how to better protect this unique ecosystem and our planet as a whole.

Compensation package | To be determined during the interview.

Application period | From October, 4 to October, 8 2019.

Number open positions | 5

Candidate qualifications | Passionate individuals who are excited to partake in the work and return home eager to share our findings with the world.