Short term bank worker required for field data collection

We are seeking an independent, hardworking individual to undertake up to 2 months of data collection on behalf of the EMFF funded Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) Project. This would be an ideal opportunity for an MSc or PhD student, or indeed a post-doc seeking short-term employment.

Candidates should have a background in biological science, and ideally prior experience in working with Crustacea, as the work will necessitate extensive handling of live lobster and brown crab. The work will comprise the field data collection aspect of a morphometric study to inform the development of methods for autonomous catch data collection. The candidate will be required to visit several shellfish holding facilities around Scotland (locations to be confirmed) to undertake the measurement (using digital callipers) of specimens of lobster and brown crab.

All data collection will take place within Scotland; however it is not a prerequisite for candidates to be based in St Andrews. A full driving license is a requirement and access to own transport desirable.

We hope to begin data collection as soon as possible and anticipate that the work will commence in October and run through to end November/early December. The rate of pay will be £13.82 per hour paid monthly in arrears upon receipt of a satisfactory timesheet.

Informal inquiries should be directed to the SIFIDS Project Manager, Dr John Thompson ( or the MASTS Operations Director, Dr Mark James (

To apply please send a copy of your CV along with a brief cover letter indicating your suitability for the role to the SIFIDS Project Manager, Dr John Thompson.

Closing date:  17:00 Friday 15th September.