WildLife Institute of India – SRF, JRF, RA, Project biologist

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Walk-in-interview to engage 9 research personnel (viz., 01-Research Associate, 03-Senior Research Fellows, 04-Junior Research Fellows and 01- Project Biologist (Indian national only) on Wednesday, 7th August 2013

Company name : WildLife Institute of India
Posts : SRF, JRF, RA, Project biologist
Qualification : PG (Relevant Disciplines), Ph.D
Location : DehraDun
Last date to apply : 07/08/2013

 

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SRF, JRF, RA, Project biologist

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is a premier national autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoE&F), Government of India in the field of teaching, training and research. The WII wishes to engage 09 research personnel viz., 01-Research Associate, 03-Senior Research Fellows, 04-Junior Research Fellows and 01- Project Biologist (Indian national only) through a walk-in-interview on Wednesday, 7th August 2013. The details of the available positions along with essential and desirable qualifications, terms and conditions and how to apply are given below:

Project Title, details of position and duration Landscape ecology of large mammals in the Shivalik-Terai Landscape, with focus on flagship species and ecosystem services.

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(01 –Senior Research Fellow)

Duration: Up to 03.02.2016

Essential Qualification Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/Botany/Zoology/Forestry/Life Science/Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University with minimum of two year’s research experience.
Desirable Qualification Candidate(s) with prior experience in (a) Occupancy and camera trap sampling; (b) Knowledge on human-wildlife interface issues; (c) Mapping of landscape variables and spatial analysis using Remote Sensing and GIS tools, will be preferred.
Description of Work (a) Document the distribution, population and movement patterns of tiger and key ungulates at the landscape scales; (b) Understand the ecosystem service with reference to flagship species; and (c) Document the human-interface issues at representative sites in the landscape.
Project Title, details of position and duration Reproductive biology and behavior of captive and wild populations of Western Tragopan in Himachal Pradesh.

(01 – Junior Research Fellow)

Duration: Up to 31.05.2014

Essential Qualification Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/Botany/Zoology/Forestry/Life Science/Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
Desirable Qualification Candidate(s) with prior experience in (a) zoo management, (b) behavioral studies, (c) field survey methods, and (d) Application of Remote Sensing and GIS, will be preferred.
Description of Work (a) Map habitat availability and distribution using RS and GIS tools; (b) Coordinate and undertake field surveys for assessing distribution and population status of Western Tragopan in wild; (c) Develop Species Recovery Plan for captive and wild management.
Project Title, details of position and duration Evaluating pattern of landscape use by dispersing tigers (Stray) and modelling potential connectivity bottlenecks.

(01 – Project Biologist)

Duration: One year

Essential Qualification Masters Degree in Wildlife Science/Biological Science/ Environmental Science with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
Desirable Qualification Candidate(s) with a minimum of two years research experience after obtaining Master’s Degree relevant to Geo-Informatics and Modelling will be preferred. Candidate should also possess adequate skills in design, development and management of Computer database(s).
Description of Work The project aims to evaluate the landscape use by dispersing/stray tigers and use TATR landscape as model to investigate the current status of habitat connectivity using information from tiger stray incidents to identify major barriers and bottlenecks in connectivity, which are coincident with maximum cases of human-tiger conflict.
Project Title, details of position and duration Monitoring land use by wildlife, livestock and humans in Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve.

(01 – Junior Research Fellow)

Duration: Up to May 2014

Essential Qualification Masters’ Degree in Life Science/Zoology with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
Desirable Qualification Candidate with research experience in molecular techniques, assessment of genetic diversity, population genetics, and having data analysis skills using software, will be preferred.
Description of Work This project aims to develop a spatial database on the land use patterns by wildlife, livestock and humans in Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve and develop a programme for monitoring the use of wildlife, livestock and humans in Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve. This project involves extensive and field work in the remote, rugged, high altitude regions of Sikkim Himalayan region and also extensive lab work related to dietary analysis, molecular genetic studies, and computer based modeling analysis.
Project Title, details of position and duration Causes of avian diversity gradients along the Himalayas.

 

(02 – Junior Research Fellows)

Duration: Three years

Essential Qualification JRF (Field Study): Masters’ Degree in Botany/Zoology/Forestry/Life Science/ Experimental Biology/Environmental Sciences/ Biological Sciences/Wildlife Science or any subject relevant to Wildlife Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

 

JRF (Genetics Work): Masters’ Degree in Life Science with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

Desirable Qualification JRF (Field Study): The researcher should have decent skills in bird identification and some knowledge of their vocalizations also. His/her familiarity with birds of Himalayas would be an added qualification. He/she should be ready to spend considerably long stretches of time in difficult conditions in the remote forests of Himalayas.

 

JRF (Genetics Work): The researcher should have skill in collection of biological samples and genetic analysis including DNA extraction, PCR and DNA sequencing. He/she would be required to travel to remote and difficult places in Himalayas for collection of biological samples.

Description of Work JRF (Field Study): The task in the field would primarily involve collecting bird and vegetation data, analyzing it and writing reports etc under the supervision of the PIs the details of which are as under:

Birds – To conduct census of forest birds, make behavioral observations on them, use mist nets to trap birds and collect biological samples.

Vegetation – To quantify vegetation structure and composition parameters including plant species diversity and foliage height diversity through measurements in vegetation plots.

Analysis and report writing – To manage and analyse data and write reports.

 

JRF (Genetics Work): To collect and analyze biological samples from field for genetic study including DNA extraction, PCR and DNA sequencing and writing reports etc under the supervision of the PI(s).

Project Title, details of position and duration Wildlife Forensic Cell.

(01 – Senior Research Fellow)

Duration: Up to 31.03.2014 (Likely to be extended)

Essential Qualification Masters’ Degree in Zoology/Wildlife Science/Life Science/ M.V.Sc. with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University with minimum of two year’s research experience.
Desirable Qualification  i.     Working experience in developing species specific characteristics based in morphological features.

ii.     Good knowledge in biostatistics and multivariate techniques.

iii.     Any other academic qualification related to work of species identification.

Description of Work
  •    To work in developing protocols for identification of species based on morphological features from bones, feather, hair and other items.
  •    To provide assistance in undertaking work related to the wildlife offences, and
  •    Any other work assigned by the Nodal Officer, Wildlife Forensic Cell.
Project Title, details of position and duration Conservation Genetics Laboratory.

(01 – Senior Research Fellow)

Duration: Up to 31.03.2014 (Likely to be extended)

Essential Qualification Masters’ Degree in Life Science/Biological Science/Wildlife Science/Zoology with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University with minimum of two year’s research experience.
Desirable Qualification Candidates with experience of working with non-invasive genetic studies will be preferred. Should also possess adequate knowledge of various statistical software in the field of evolutionary and population genetics.
Description of Work Project activities require managing the Conservation Genetics laboratory, conducting genetic studies, publishing papers, and training colleagues, students and interns in laboratory work and analysis.
Project Title, details of position and duration Wildlife Forensic Cell.

(01 –Research Associate)

Duration: Up to 31.03.2014 (Likely to be extended)

Essential Qualification Ph.D. Degree in Life Science/Biological Science/Zoology.
Desirable Qualification
  1. Working experience in electrophoresis and molecular genetics using PCR based techniques, PCR-RFLP and DNA sequencing/developing species specific characteristics.
  2. Good knowledge in biostatistics and multivariate techniques for use in DNA and animal genetics.
  3. Any other academic qualification related to work.
Description of Work
  • To work under the supervision of Nodal Officer, Wildlife Forensic Cell for developing DNA based techniques and protocol for dealing wildlife forensic cases.
  • To prepare protocol for identifying species from biological materials seized under wildlife offences.
  • Establish liaison with national and international forensic laboratories.
  • To provide scientific input and assistance in organizing workshop(s) by WII and other organizations.
  • To maintain proper record and files of all wildlife forensic cases.
  • To prepare annual requirement of equipment, glassware, chemicals, plastic ware and maintain proper stock entries.
  • To collect reference samples, and any other work assigned by the Nodal Officer, Wildlife Forensic Cell.

 

GENERALTERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Candidate(s) possessing Master’s Degree along with final year mark-sheet will be eligible to appear for the walk-in-interview. Candidates appearing in the final year of Masters’ Degree Program will not be eligible to apply for the advertised positions.
  2. A candidate may be allowed to submit duly filled-in application form(s) for a maximum of two advertised positions subject to his/her fulfilling the essential qualifications for the advertised positions. Applications without enclosures and/or incomplete in any respect shall be rejected.
  3. Age of the candidate shall not be more than 28 years for JRF; 30 years for Project Biologist and 32 yearsfor SRF as on Monday, 5th August 2013. Upper age limit for SRF, JRF may be relaxed up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Women and physically handicapped categories.
  4. Candidate for the position of Research Associate (RA) should be below 40 years of age as on Monday, 5thAugust 2013 and the upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  5. The fellowship amount for the selected Research Associate (RA-I) will be ` 22,000/- consolidated per month.
  6. The fellowship amount for the selected Senior Research Fellow is Rs. 14,000/- consolidated per month and Rs. 18,000/- in case of NET qualified candidate(s) for Research Fellows (UGC/CSIR).
  7. Selected candidate(s) for the advertised position of JRF will be paid a consolidated emolument of Rs. 12,000/- per month as fellowship. In case of NET qualified candidates (UGC/CSIR) for Research Fellows, the selected JRF will be paid consolidated emoluments of Rs. 16,000/- per month.
  8. The fellowship amount for the selected Project Biologist is Rs. 16,000/- consolidated per month.
  9. Selected candidate(s) will be engaged initially for a period mentioned against each advertised position. Subsequently his/her tenure may be extended depending upon the exigencies of work at sole discretion of the Institute and satisfactory performance of the candidate.
  10. Candidate(s) may be allowed hostel accommodation at the institute, as per availability. Where the hostel accommodation is not possible, house rent allowance (HRA) will be paid as per the rules of the Institute. Other allowances and benefits to the research personnel would be admissible as per the rules of the Institute, amended from time to time.
  11. The selection of the candidate(s) will be based on Walk-in-Interview to be held on Wednesday, 7th August 2013 at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun. The registration will begin by 09:00 A.M. onwards.
  12. Canvassing in any form is liable to rejection of the candidature.
  13. Candidate(s) should bring the duly filled-in applications with attested true copies of testimonials of educational qualifications, research experience, extra curricular activities, date of birth etc., along with copies of mark sheets of all examinations. All original documents should be produced at the time of registration.
  14. One way travel expenses will be paid to the candidate, selected for the project. The expense will be limited to actual 2nd class rail/bus fare by the shortest route from his/her place of stay/residence.
  15. The Institute will not provide accommodation for candidates appearing for the interview.
  16. The application form can be downloaded from the link www.wii.gov.in
  17. The Director, WII reserves the right to reject any candidature in view of incomplete information provided by the candidate or for any other reason.

 

Important dates to remember :

Last date to apply : 07/08/2013

 

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