Paid field tech position Scottish Highlands rewilding project

Subject: Paid field tech position Scottish Highlands rewilding project

Job Posting: Junior Field Technician

Project: Rewilding the Scottish Highlands at Alladale Wilderness Reserve

Location: Scottish Highlands

Dates: June 13, 2018 – August 12, 2018

Compensation: £ 8.70 per hour, housing, food

Job description: Assist with survey of reforested plots (e.g., tree species, size, survival status, understory plant assessments including species
identification) and deer behaviour (focal animal observations). This technician will be working on a field crew that will consist of professional technicians, interns, and lay citizen-scientist volunteers. The job is based out of a remote, historic field station with no Internet access, cell phone access, or television.  Must be available for the entire field season.

Required Skills: Must have previous work experience in silviculture and wildlife ecology field sampling and be familiar with flora of the Scottish Highlands. Must have a driver’s license and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with a manual transmission on unpaved and at times rough roads. Must be good with people, able to work as a collaborative team member, and able to assist with meal preparation. Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions are essential qualities in the successful applicant.  Must be in excellent physical condition with no injuries or health issues. Must be comfortable working outdoors in inclement weather and on rough terrain, working irregular work weeks (e.g., 6 days on, 3 days off, or other arrangements depending on weather and unpredictable conditions), and being based out of a remote field station. Preference will be given to applicants residing in the UK with familiarity with the Scottish Highlands.

To Apply: Please send a CV, two letters of reference, and short letter explaining what skills you would bring to this project and what you would gain from working on it to the principal investigator on this project: Dr.
Cristina Eisenberg, Chief Scientist, Earthwatch Institute (