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Thank you for your interest in applying for the Juneau Icefield Research Program’s Medical Faculty. This application is for an Expedition Doctor-type position; with the expedition in the field, although often (not always) in camp and not out on the glacier. We ask that you handle medical needs for all 50-60 members of the Expedition past the first aid our field staff apply. In some cases this may involve traveling out to the glacier via ski or snowmobile, or consulting with one of our field staff over the radio. This most often includes athletic injuries (strains, bruises, and fractured bones), blister care, and burns (sunburns and kitchen burns), although it may include a whole range of other issues. Evacuation to definitive care via helicopter may take several days due to weather delay. We provide an expedition medical supplies kit for the use of the medical faculty.

Other responsibilities of this position include teaching some lectures or workshops on wilderness medicine, possibly traveling between camps on significant traverse sections with a trail party (up to two days of skiing and technical mountaineering), and generally helping out in camp (cook crew, chores, minor camp maintenance, etc.).

This position is not compensated. We provide transportation (via helicopter), and room and board in Juneau and on the Icefield. It is your responsibility to cover your travel to and from Juneau and your personal equipment.

To apply, please fill out the application below and send a resume (PDF format) to fger@juneauicefield.org. Applications open February 18th. All applications received by March 8th will be considered first priority, and we will make decisions by March 22nd. We will fill open slots on a rolling basis after March 22nd.

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Please indicate which blocks you could join the JIRP Expedition. 2019 season dates are yet to be finalized, but this gives us some sense of preferred windows of time. Note: You may choose multiple blocks, either to stay longer or to be assigned to one block depending on JIRP's scheduling needs.
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Please submit a resume to fger@juneauicefield.org by March 8th.