(An Autonomous Institution of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India)
Dehra Dun - 248 001
Advt. No. WII/NMSHE/REC/2014
WII is looking for bright candidates from Biological and Environmental Sciences backgrounds for filling up of following positions: Project Scientist 01 (one), Project Associate 01 (one), and Project Assistant 05 (five) in the above project. Applications are invited from Indian citizens who are willing to contribute innovative ideas and undertake research in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) to address the emerging challenges of climate change impacts on Himalayan biodiversity.
All engagements are on contractual basis initially for a one year period from the date of appointment that can be extended depending on the candidate’s performance and the programme needs. The headquarters for the above posts would be Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun and/or its various field locations in the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and West Bengal (northern hill districts). The selected candidate would be liable to serve at any field location decided by the Institute as per functional needs. The work description, essential and desirable qualifications and the consolidated monthly emoluments of personnel required are given below.
Project Scientist 01 (one)
Rs. 47,500 + admissible allowances including HRA
Ph.D in Wildlife Science/ Zoology / Botany/ Forestry / Life Science with ≥ 2 years experience in field research / conservation after submission of thesis OR
Masters Degree in any of the above subjects with 60% aggregate marks from a recognized university with ≥ 6 years experience in field research or conservation
Age: up to 35 years
Experience of working in the Indian Himalayan Region, vegetation science, habitat ecology, climatic change analysis.
Knowledge/ experience in biodiversity assessment, use of data analytical software relevant to wildlife sciences. Science writing and communication skills
Project Associate* 01 (one)
PA-I Rs. 36,000 PA-II Rs. 38,000 PA-II
Rs, 40,000 + HRA
Ph.D. in Life Sciences /Zoology/ Fisheries Science or related fields
Age: up to 40 years
Experience in the Himalaya or stream ecology and hydrology modelling.
Science writing and communication skills
Project Assistant # 05 (five)
Rs. 8,000/month + HRA
Graduate / Post graduate Degree in Wildlife Sciences/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Environmental Sciences or Management/ Life Sciences/ Biodiversity and Conservation with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
Age: up to 24 years
Experience /interest in field data collection for flora, fauna, socioeconomic/ natural resource use surveys
Desirable qualifications are only indicative in nature. In case of exceptionally good candidates, these may be relaxed.