An amazing placement opportunity for one life sciences student

Scottish Lowland Research have one placement on offer at their Trust in Scotland and it could be yours!

GWCT

The sandwich placement on offer is for a student to undertake research in Scotland relating to lowland game and wildlife and the habitats they share, in particular woodlands and farmland. The research is applied and based on a fieldwork data-collection programme.

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is an independent wildlife conservation charity. Its 60 scientists carry out research into game, associated species and habitats, from its HQ at Fordingbridge, Hampshire and at outstations throughout the country. The Trust’s main areas of interest encompass farmland, moorland, woodland and river management for game and other wildlife.

If interested please send your CV to Dave Parish as soon as possible: dparish@gwct.org.uk 

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Ryan Burrel said: “We have found sandwich students to be an extremely valuable addition to our teams and we have enjoyed working with them and you (University of Lincoln). We as an organisation feel the students get invaluable experience in wildlife conservation research from these opportunities, which is a great asset when they enter the field, be it related or not.”

 

Placement information

“We have one opening at our new Cromar Farming With Nature (CFWN) project in Aberdeenshire. This comprises the Game and Wildlife Scottish Demonstration Farm and the MacRobert Trust land nearby. These two areas combine to provide a huge study site supporting a wide diversity of habitats and wildlife. On both areas we are working to collect baseline data ahead of devising a new management plan for both sites. This offers a rare opportunity to collect valuable data on a host of taxa, from bumblebees and bugs, to pine marten and squirrels, and raptors and waders.

The CFWN team consists of two permanent staff plus several students and volunteer staff. The placements would be based at GWSDF where we have an office and accommodation, plus a truck for use if necessary. We could pay a stipend of £89 per week of the placement and all accommodation bills would be covered.

We could accommodate placements for up to a year if required, or shorter periods as necessary. The successful candidate would be involved mostly with field work but also some data handling and analysis. Overall you should be able to get and hence expand your experience in ecological experimental design, database construction and data analysis, field work techniques including wildlife surveys, maybe using GPS and GIS. We would endeavour to match your interests to the project as far as possible. There may be the opportunity to work on more than one project within the Scottish Lowland Research department, or between departments within The GWCT as a whole.

We require confident and able students with an interest in ecology and in working outdoors for a placement in 2016/17. Some data handling and analysis skills might be useful as would bird ID or other field skills.

Send your CV as soon as possible to be considered – Good Luck!

Read more about the placement here: GWCT_UndergraduatePlacement_2016_ScottishLowlandResearch