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28 November 2017

WII Project Assistant Recruitments (59 Posts) for Tiger Cell Project

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(An Autonomous Institution of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India) 
Chandrabani, Dehra Dun - 248 001

Advt. No. YVJ/WII/T. CELL/APNT/2016/196 

Contractual Recruitment of 59 Project Personnel at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun 

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun is a premier national autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India in the field of teaching, training and research in the area of wildlife conservation and Protected Area management. The Institute wishes to engage 59 research personnel for various positions on contractual basis for the following two projects and Tiger Cell: 

1) Country Level Assessment of Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey and their Habitats in India: Since 2006, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has been conducting a National level assessment for the "Status of Tigers, Co-predators, Prey and their Habitat" every four years based on a scientific methodology approved by the Tiger Task Force 2005. The project aims at assessment of tigers, other predators, major prey species, habitat qualities and human disturbance parameters in all potential tiger occupied landscapes spread over 18 States in the country. 
2) Ecological Assessment of Palamau Tiger Reserve for evaluating feasibility of supplementing tiger and prey: WII has been entrusted upon by Jharkhand Forest Department to evaluate Palamau Tiger Reserve for understanding its ecological potential for augmentation of tiger and major prey. The project aims at evaluation of the current carnivore and prey abundance in Palamau Tiger Reserve and assessment of habitat characteristics and anthropogenic disturbances therein. 
3) Tiger Cell: In order to achieve the goal of tiger conservation through a holistic approach based on science, the Tiger Cell (in collaboration with the National Tiger Conservation Authority– NTCA) was established at WII in April, 2016. The main mandates of the Cell includes: i) periodic, country-wide assessment of tigers, co-predators, prey and their habitat; ii) ecological monitoring of the Tiger Reserves; iii) implementation of M-STrIPES in Tiger Reserves; iv) site appraisals and evaluation of development projects vis-à-vis tiger distribution, dispersal and corridor network; v) maintain National Tiger Photo Data base for controlling illegal wildlife trade related to tigers and vi) provide training as and when required for ecological monitoring, research and management. 

Project Title: Country Level Assessment of Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey and their Habitats in India 

1 Project Associate 2 (Two) 

Doctorate degree in Biological Sciences or M.Sc. in Wildlife Sciences/Zoology/Botany /Life Sciences/Forestry/ Environmental Science with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in M.Sc. from a recognized University with at least 2 years of research experience. 

Publications in the relevant field with experience in animal abundance estimation, analytical skills. 

UR: not exceeding 40 years. 

SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 45 years. OBC: not exceeding 43 years. 

40,000/- One year (Candidate shall be assessed during the initial 3 months. Grant of further extension shall be subjected to the satisfactory performance and at the sole discretion of the Institute) 

Analysis of large scale data on animal abundance and indices, field supervision and training, report writing. Work will be both at HQ in Dehradun with several field visits. 

The job requires extensive traveling to forest interiors, wildlife areas and arduous terrains across India for longer durations. 

2 Senior Biologist 4 (Four) 

M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/Botany/Zoology /Forestry/Life Sciences/ Environmental Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Genetics with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized University with at least one year’s experience. 

Candidates with prior experience in animal abundance estimation techniques shall be given preference. 

UR: not exceeding 35 years. SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years. OBC: not exceeding 38 years 28,000/- One year (Candidate shall be assessed during the initial 3 months. Grant of further extension shall be subjected to the satisfactory performance and at the sole discretion of the Institute) 

Field work and analysis of data on animal abundance, occupancy and habitat parameters. 

Work will be both at HQ in Dehradun with several field visits to forest interiors, wildlife areas and arduous terrains across India for longer durations. 

3 Research Biologist (Field component) 

45 (Forty Five)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/Botany/Zoology /Forestry/ Life Sciences/Environmental Sciences /Environmental Management/ Agricultural Sciences/Veterinary Sciences/Biotechnology/ Genetics with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized University. 

Candidate(s) with prior experience in sampling design and animal abundance estimation will be preferred. Able to do field work in harsh condition. 

UR: not exceeding 35 years for B.E./ B.Tech./M.Sc. and 28 years for B.Sc. SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years for M.Sc. and 33 years for B.Sc. OBC: not exceeding 38 years for M.Sc. and 31 years for B.Sc. 25,000/- (B.E./B.Tech./ M.Sc. candidates) 20,000/- (B.Sc. candidates) 

One year (Candidate shall be assessed during the initial 3 months. Grant of further extension shall be subjected to the satisfactory performance and at the sole discretion of the Institute) 

Population estimation using camera traps, mark recapture, distance sampling and occupancy analysis. Habitat evaluation and human disturbance assessment. The research work will be carried out in different parts of India. Work will be primarily at field sites with occasional visits to the HQ at Dehradun. 

4 Research Biologist (GIS component) 2 (Two) 

M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/ Life Sciences/Forestry/ Environmental Science/ Applied Science/Remote Sensing and GIS with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized university. OR Post Graduate/Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized university. 

Experience in Remote Sensing and GIS, competency in Arc GIS, ERDAS IMAGINE and other Open Source Software (Q GIS etc.) shall be given preference. 

UR: not exceeding 35 years SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years OBC: not exceeding 38 years 25,000/- One year (Candidate shall be assessed during the initial 3 months. Grant of further extension shall be subjected to the satisfactory performance and at the sole discretion of the Institute) 

The job primarily involves handling, processing and analyses of large scale spatial data with data processing, digitization, feature extraction, and analysis within GIS platform. Maintenance of spatial data, end user support. Generation of maps and providing other GIS reports and information. Work will be primarily at WII with some field visits for ground validations (if required). 

5 Research Biologist (Genetics component) 3 (Three) 

M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/Genetics/Biotech nology/Biosciences/Bota ny/Zoology/Life Sciences with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized University. Candidate(s) with prior experience in DNA extraction, PCR, Analysis of genetic data especially sequence and microsatellite will be given preference. 

UR: not exceeding 35 years SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years OBC: not exceeding 38 years 25,000/- One year (Candidate shall be assessed during the initial 3 months. Grant of further extension shall be subjected to the satisfactory performance and at the sole discretion of the Institute) 

Developing a genetic database of large carnivores to understand population structure and gene flow. 

Work will be primarily at Dehradun lab based with some field visits for sample collections. 

Project Title: Ecological Assessment of Palamau Tiger Reserve for evaluating feasibility of supplementing tiger and prey 

6 Project Biologist 2 (Two) 

M.Sc. in Wildlife Science/Botany/Zoology /Forestry/Life Science/Environmental Sciences /GIS with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized University aggregate marks from a recognized University with at least one year’s experience 

Candidates with prior experience in sampling design, animal abundance estimation will be preferred. 

UR: not exceeding 35 years. SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years. OBC: not exceeding 38 years 28,000/- One year (Candidate shall be assessed during the initial 3 months. Grant of further extension shall be subjected to the satisfactory performance and at the sole discretion of the Institute) Population estimation using camera traps, mark recapture, distance sampling and occupancy analysis. Habitat evaluation and human disturbance assessment. 

Work will be primarily at Palamau Tiger Reserve, Jharkhand with occasional visits to the HQ at Dehradun. 

7 Senior Biologist 1 (One) 

M.Sc. in Wildlife Sciences/Zoology/Botany /Life Sciences/Forestry/ Environmental Science/ Veterinary Science with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in M.Sc. from a recognized University with at least 2 years of research experience 

Candidates with prior experience in animal abundance estimation techniques. Proficiency in using computers and good writing skill in English language. Publication record desirable. 

UR: not exceeding 35 years. SC/ST/Women: not exceeding 40 years. OBC: not exceeding 38 years 40,000/- One year (Candidate shall be assessed during the initial 3 months. Grant of further extension shall be subjected to the satisfactory performance and at the sole discretion of the Institute) Field work and analysis of data on animal abundance, occupancy and habitat parameters. 

Work will be both at HQ in Dehradun, with several field visits to forest interiors, wildlife areas and arduous terrains across India for longer durations. 

Important Dates : 

Last date of submission of online application form: December 15, 2017 (17:00hrs) 
Online Qualifying Test at 17 Centres: December 23, 2017 
Result of the Qualifying Test: By end of December 2017 
Personal Interview at WII, Dehradun (for position at S. No. 1 to 5): January 15 -18, 2018 
Personal Interview at WII, Dehradun (for position at S. No. 6 &7): January 19, 2018 

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