August 17, 2022

Extreme Isolation in Antarctica, for Science

Credit: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-N. Smith.
Applications are now open for the role of ESA-sponsored research study medical doctor at Concordia research study station in Antarctica for the 2023 winter over season. Do you have a medical degree, an interest in space expedition and the perseverance to spend almost a year in isolation worldwides biggest desert? Apply today for this unique post.
The blank backdrop.
Located at the mountain plateau called Dome C in Antarctica, the French-Italian base is one of only 3 that is occupied all year long.
Between the severe elevation– 3233 m above sea level suggests the crew experience chronic hypobaric hypoxia or lack of oxygen in the brain– 4 months of overall darkness during the winter season, and temperature levels as low as– 80 ° C, the base is fertile ground to look into the impacts of separated, confined, and severe environments on the human body and mind.

Applications are now open for the role of ESA-sponsored research medical doctor at Concordia research study station in Antarctica for the 2023 winter over season. The 2021 winter season over medical professional, Nick Smith from the UK, is on his way back home after an effective year in Antarctica. He got here with his crew of 12 in early November and will oversee research such as how seclusion alters individualss brains, sleep, and their immune system.

For this reason, each year ESA sponsors a medical doctor to supervise biomedical experiments at the base.
The 2021 winter over doctor, Nick Smith from the UK, is on his way back home after an effective year in Antarctica. Taking his place is Hannes Hagson from Sweden. He got here with his team of 12 in early November and will manage research such as how seclusion changes individualss brains, sleep, and their body immune system.
Summer in December.
Concordia is presently hosting the summer season of scientists. About 60 researchers flock to the station to check devices, established sensors, and run experiments for a couple of weeks. The last of the summertime team is expected to leave in February, and after that the isolation starts. The 13-member crew will spend the next nine months with only each other for company as the sun begins to set, returning after 4 months.
If you think you have what it takes, request the position of ESA research doctor by January 21, 2022.
Great luck to Hannes and the DC 18 crew! Follow Hannes year on the Chronicles from Concordia blog.

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