Exciting Job Opportunities in Antarctica with NCPOR: Multiple Positions Available for 2024-2026 Season

Employer Overview

National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. NCPOR is responsible for coordinating the annual Indian Antarctic Expeditions. They are looking to hire trained personnel on a contract basis for their research bases in Antarctica for the 2024-2026 season.

Job Titles

Job Title
Operator Excavating Machine (Dozers, Excavators)
Crane Operator
Technical Assistant
Male Nurse
Radio/Wireless Operator


The qualifications vary for each position and are detailed in the PDF document. In general, candidates require relevant technical qualifications (such as ITI certifications, diplomas, or degrees) and work experience in the respective trades. Ex-servicemen/Ex-paramilitary/Ex-police forces personnel with relevant service records are also eligible for certain positions.


Headland Sada, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa – 403804, India

Important Dates

Event Date Time
Last date to send the enrollment form (AL-2010) via email July 5, 2024
Walk-in Interview Date July 11, 2024
Reporting and Document Verification July 11, 2024 0900-1100 hrs


Category Monthly Salary
First-time NCPOR contract employees ₹56,283
Previous NCPOR contract employees ₹75,044

Additional Benefits

Benefit Description
Boarding and Lodging Free onboard the ship and in Antarctica
Special Hardship Allowance (HDA) ₹1,500 per day (summer), ₹2,000 per day (winter) for actual stay in Antarctica
Special Kit Allowance ₹40,000 (short term) or ₹60,000 (long term)
Accident Insurance Coverage up to ₹25 lakhs for the expedition period

Application Instructions

  1. Fill out the enrollment form AL-2010 available on the NCPOR website.
  2. Email the completed form along with photocopies of all required documents (proof of age, PAN card, Aadhaar card, marriage certificate, education qualification, and relevant experience certificates) to logistics@ncpor.res.in before July 5, 2024.
  3. Bring original certificates/documents for verification at the time of the interview, along with one set of self-attested photocopies of relevant certificates and a recent passport-size color photograph (white background).
  4. Ex-servicemen/Ex-paramilitary/Ex-police forces personnel must bring their Identity Card, Discharge Book, and trade certificates issued during their service period in original.
  5. Report for the interview at the reception counter of the National Centre for Polar & Ocean Research, Headland Sada, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa, between 0900 hrs and 1100 hrs on July 11, 2024.


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