Dendra Systems is a start-up enabling global scale restoration of the natural world. We are looking for an enthusiastic to join our growing team on a full-time basis.


The principal role of the Field Data Ecologist will be

  • Support the development of digitised biodiversity assessments through the collection and verification of data related to native and invasive plant species in the UK ecosystem and field surveys.
  • Collection of field samples.
  • Familiar with National Vegetation Community (NVC) communities, Habitats of Principal Importance (HoPI), Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP).
  • Population of databases and collaboration with Dendra’s Ecology, Machine Learning and SKAI teams.

Minimum skills and experience:

  • Degree in Biology/ Botany/ Ecology/ Forest engineering or any similar background.
  • Demonstrated experience in ecology field surveys (3 years +).
  • Understanding of ecosystems and forest environments.
  • Capacity to identify native and invasive species.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Familiarity with Google Docs or similar software.
  • Above average computer competency (familiar with use of Windows +/- MacOS and installation of common software packages).
  • Right to work in UK
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated teamwork.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Accreditation to undertake vegetation assessments
  • Knowledge of phenological characterisation of species, survey inventories and sample collection.
  • Any programming experience (matlab, R, python, etc, excludes Excel formulas and similar)


  • This position is located in Oxford, UK with some travelling required in UK.

Employment type

  • Full time