Project: Rewilding the Scottish Highlands at Alladale Wilderness Reserve

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
([email protected]).