Consulting Internship - Medical Drone Delivery and stakeholders’ engagement in Scotland

Date: 25 March 2021

The company is excited to be part of the CAELUS consortium that will develop and trial what will be the first national distribution network to use drones to transport essential medicines, blood, organs and other medical supplies throughout Scotland.

The consortium is led by AGS Airports, which owns and manages Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports. It brings together 13 organisations including The Drone Office, the University of Strathclyde, and leading air traffic control provider NATS. The team successfully secured £1.5 million from the UK Industrial Strategy Future Flight Challenge Fund and will demonstrate how autonomous drone technology can enhance access to essential medical supplies, particularly in rural parts of Scotland.

The CAELUS (Care & Equity – Healthcare Logistics UAS Scotland) project started on 1 December and will involve live drone flight trials. In addition to developing the ground infrastructure needed to recharge the drones and the systems to control them while flying, a key aspect of the project will be designing pathways to ensure the drones can safely share airspace with civil aviation. The project will also ensure critical aspects such as public safety, security and noise levels are considered.

Within the consortium, The Drone Office is leading the work package “General public and stakeholders engagement”. The work package objectives are to:

·       Develop an understanding of general public and key stakeholders’ positive perception, as well as concerns towards a UAS, enabled network for the purpose of providing health care benefits;

·       Recommend methods of engagement to address or mitigate stakeholders’ concerns to ensure acceptance of the network. 

 This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work on high profile, stimulating and challenging innovative projects.

 

Your skills and profile:

  • a shared passion for the subject of medical drone delivery and drones for good. 

  • Analytical, rigorous, with attention to details

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Comfortable working in a self-directed environment

  • Ability to work well in a diverse/ virtual team environment 

  • Ability to adapt quickly when faced with new situations and new people 

  • Ability to research/analyse information and communicate results/recommendations

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and IT Tools

  • Background knowledge in aerospace or aircraft piloting would be welcome. 

Start date, duration, number of hours: Full- time June-August.

 

Open to part-time starting earlier.  

Salary: to be discussed

Location: Remote but based in the UK. Preference for applicants based in Scotland. 

 

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