SOAY SHEEP RESEARCH – ST KILDA! SPRING 2010, FIELDWORK ASSISTANTS


Hello everyone,we are advertising for fieldwork assistants on St Kilda for this Spring. If you know anyone who may be interested (friends? former students?), please let them know about this advert!

 

SOAY SHEEP RESEARCH – ST KILDA

SPRING 2010

 

FIELDWORK ASSISTANTS

 

 

We are currently looking for volunteers for this year’s Soay sheep Spring expeditions to St. Kilda, a group of islands 180 km off the coast of north-west Scotland.  The expeditions run from mid February till the beginning of April and from late March till early May 2009.

 

Activities:

- Mortality searches

- Systematic daily searches to record the birth of lambs

- Catching lambs for tagging and identification purposes

 

Requirements:

       Must be available for the full period of one of the time periods stated

       Must be fit, St Kilda has a very demanding terrain; ability to run essential

       A background in Biological Sciences

 

Travel to the island will be by helicopter from Benbecula (Outer Hebrides) and the team will stay in cottages built by the original inhabitants of St Kilda (since restored by the National Trust for Scotland).  Expenses incurred whilst travelling in Scotland will be reimbursed and food/accommodation on island are provided. This is an ideal opportunity to gain field experience in large mammal research and to visit St Kilda, the remotest of British islands.

 

If you wish to apply for this work please send: a CV with covering letter, contact phone number and details of two referees that can be contacted immediately by email.

 

CONTACT:  Jill Pilkington

EMAIL:         j.pilkington@ed.ac.uk

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