Summer position as a drone pilot in the Canadian Arctic

Subject: Summer position as a drone pilot in the Canadian Arctic

We have a unique opportunity in Team Shrub, the research group of Isla Myers-Smith at the University of Edinburgh, to support the participation of a keen early career researcher in our field research in the Canadian Arctic this summer from approximately 10th June through August 15th.  We are looking for someone comfortable flying and learning to maintain drone platforms (fixed wings including an FX-61 build and Phantom 4 Pro/Advanced), with a driving licence and some outdoor experience including hiking and camping.  The recruited person will have the opportunity to participate in a month-long field expedition to our research site on Qikiqtaruk – Herschel Island in the Canadian Arctic.

The drone pilot will join a team of enthusiastic ecologists conducting research in the Canadian Arctic. They will have the opportunity to learn more about global change ecology and the opportunities for students from a variety of backgrounds to contribute to this field. They will have the chance to visit a remote part of the Canadian Arctic that very few people get to see and to participate in research contributing to publications in international peer-reviewed journals gaining key experience for a career in scientific research.

Salary may be available for UK applicants only, but other applicants that are willing to volunteer are encouraged to apply. All logistical costs including travel, accommodation and food will be covered.  For more information including blog posts from previous field seasons please see:,

Please send inquiries to Isla Myers-Smith: