A new position has arisen with the Atlantic Salmon Trust for an individual to undertake eDNA sampling across the North of Scotland to support the Moray Firth Tracking project. The Trust is looking to appoint a Temporary Survey Assistant, for a four-month period from 21st February to 18th June 2022, to support Environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling of avian and mammalian predators on the Ness System, with the possibility of some sampling on other northern Scottish river systems.
The role will involve scat sampling of birds and mammals feeding in the catchment. The person appointed to the post may also be required to sample fish predators. The Survey Assistant will act as a liaison with field staff on the ground, and will also liaise with those who have local knowledge of predator behaviour.
Full details can be seen in the Temporary Survey Assistant eDNA 2022. Closing date for applications is Thursday the 27th January 2022.