WII Dehradun 23 Recruits 23 RA/Project Fellow/JRF/Forensic Researcher through a Qualifying test to be held on 23rd June 2019 ~ helpBIOTECH

20 May 2019

WII Dehradun 23 Recruits 23 RA/Project Fellow/JRF/Forensic Researcher through a Qualifying test to be held on 23rd June 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT 

Recruitment of Research Personnel 

ADVT. NO.: WII/RES/RSCHRS-Selection’2019(1)/A.3.21 

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is a premier autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, in the field of wildlife research, teaching and training. The Institute invites application from the Indian nationals for the following research personnel, through a Qualifying test followed by Interview(s). Details of the positions along with essential and desirable qualifications, brief description of work are given in Annexure-1.

Age criteria and monthly fellowship, etc. of the advertised positions are as follows: 

Requirement of Research Personnel 

Developing a collaborative management strategy for conservation of tigers in North East India, Component 

1: Status and Conservation of Tigers and Their Habitats in Hill Ranges of North East India with special reference to Mishmi Hills, Manipur and Nagaland 

Project Fellow (06 nos.) 

Four Years 

Rs.25000 +HRA (as admissible) 

EQ: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Social Science/ Environmental Sciences/ Statistics/Anthropology from a recognized University and minimum one year work experience in similar field. 

DQ: Preferably having experience/interest in: natural history of north-east India, wildlife surveys, camera trapping, socio-cultural surveys, quantitative methods, R, GIS-RS and most importantly keen desire to carryout arduous field work in the remote and rugged landscape of north east India under extreme cold or rainy conditions with minimal logistic support. Work involves conducting ecological studies on tigers and their prey species in selected remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland. Dibang Valley District (2 nos) Lower Dibang Valley (1 no) Kamlang TR (1 no) Manipur & Nagaland (1 no) Sociocultural aspects (1 no) 



Project Assistant (03 nos.)

Four Years 

Rs.20000 (Consolidated) 

EQ: Bachelors’ Degree in any discipline from a recognized university. 

DQ: Good command over written and spoken English, Interest to carry out both desk based and field based research. Work involves surveying for tigers and their prey species in selected areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland. Assist the project team in day-to-day activities and functioning of the project. 

An integrated approach for conservation of Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) in North East India: Linking species ecology and traditional ecological knowledge 

Junior Research Fellow (01 no.) 

Three Years 

Rs.31000 +HRA (as admissible) (for first 2 years) 35000+HRA (for 3 rd year subject to satisfactory performance) 

EQ: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Social Science/ Environmental Sciences/ Statistics/ Anthropology with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University. 

DQ: Preferably having experience/interest in: natural history of north-east India, wildlife surveys, camera trapping, movement ecology, socio-cultural surveys, quantitative methods, R, GIS-RS and most importantly keen desire to carryout arduous field work in the Work involves ecological study on Takin in selected areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim 

Research Assistant (01 no.) 

Three Years 

Rs.22000 (consolidated) 

EQ: Bachelors’ Degree in any discipline related to Biological Science/Life Science/Ecological Sciences from a recognized university. 

DQ: Good command over written and spoken English, Interest to carry out both desk based and field based research. Work involves ecological study on Takin in selected areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Assist the project team in day-to-day activities and functioning of the project in the field. 

Atlas of colonial nesting waterbirds in the east coast states of India 

Junior Technical Assistant (01 no.) 

One Year 

Rs.16000 +HRA (as admissible) 

EQ: Bachelors’ Degree in any discipline related to Biological Science/Life Science/Ecological Sciences from a recognized university. 

DQ: Good command over written and spoken English, Interest to carry out both desk based and field based research. The study involves carrying out a survey for colonial nesting birds and heronries in east coast states. Assist the project team in day-to-day activities and functioning of the project both at Headquarters and in the field. 

Biogeography of Eastern Borderland in India: Evidence from Ectotherms

Junior Research Fellow (01 no.) 

Three Years 

Rs.31000 +HRA (as admissible) (for first 2 years) Rs.35000 +HRA (for 3rd year subject to satisfactory performance 

EQ: Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology / Zoology/ Molecular Biology/ Environmental Science/Life Sciences with 60% aggregate marks and above from a recognized university. 

DQ: 

1. CSIR-JRF. UGC-NET cleared Candidates 
2. Field Experience in Herpetological research and handling herpetofauna. 
3. Keen desire to carryout fieldwork in remote Northeast India with minimum logistics. 

Wildlife Forensics and Conservation Genetics Cell 

Forensic Researchers (01 no.) 

Two Years 

Rs.25,000 +HRA (as admissible) 

EQ- M.Sc. in Biotechnology/Genetics/Animal Genetics/ Life Sciences from recognized university with 60% aggregate marks and above. Selected candidate will need to assist the Project Investigator in the lab for the analysis of wildlife crime cases and undertake the other related assigned task. 

DQ- Candidate with the experience of working in a genetics lab is desirable for this position. A candidate with CSIR/UGC fellowship would be preferred. 

Research Associate-I (01 no.) 

Two Years Rs.47,000 +HRA (as admissible) 

EQ- Ph.D. Degree in the field of Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Animal Genetics 

DQ- Candidate with the experience of working in a genetics lab is desirable for this position. Selected candidate will need to assist the Project Investigator in the lab for the analysis of wildlife crime cases and undertake the other related assigned task. 

Status Survey and Genetic Study of eastern Hog Deer (Axis porcinus annamiticus) populations in northeast India 

Junior Research Fellow- (Genetics Component) (01 no.) 

Three Years Rs.31,000 + HRA (as admissible) 

EQ- M.Sc. in Biotechnology/Genetics/Animal Genetics/ Life Sciences from recognized university with 60% aggregate marks and above. 

DQ- Candidate with the experience of working in a genetics lab is desirable for this position. A candidate with CSIR/UGC fellowship would be preferred. Selected candidate will need to visit the Northeast States (Assam/Manipur/ Tripura/Mizoram etc.) for the execution of the project and fieldwork and will need to perform the genetic experiment of the project and other project related assigned task. 

Junior Research Fellow Ecology Component (01 no.) 

Three Years 

Rs.31000 +HRA (as admissible) 

EQ- M.Sc. in Zoology/ Life Sciences from recognized university with 60% aggregate marks and above. 

DQ- Candidate with the experience of working in an animal ecological study related project is desirable for this position. A candidate from Manipur/Tripura/Mizoram state will be preferred. A candidate with CSIR/UGC fellowship would be given preference. Selected candidate will need to visit the Northeast States (Assam/Manipur/ Tripura/Mizoram etc.) for the execution of the project and fieldwork and other project related assigned task. 

Promoting community participation in conservation and conflict resolution in the fringe villages of Kaziranga Tiger Reserve through Eco development. 

Project Fellow (Human dimension) (02 nos.) 

Three years Rs.25000 +HRA (as admissible) 

EQ: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Environmental Sciences or management/ Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development/ Political sciences/ Statistics/ Anthropology/ Sociology/ Social Science/ Economics or related subjects from a recognized university and minimum one year work experience in similar field. The study involves in examining the patterns of interaction between the local communities and the protected areas with reference to resource dependency and human wildlife conflict so as to develop site-specific strategies for aligning local peoples’ livelihood with conservation priorities of Kaziranga Tiger Reserve. 

DQ: >1 year experience of working on community participation in natural resource management, protected area – people interface, socioeconomic surveys or any aspects of human dimension in wildlife conservation. 

Connecting the dots: finding dispersal corridors for tiger in Kaziranga – Karbi Anglong landscape. 

Project Fellow (Ecology) (02 nos.) 

Four years Rs.25000 +HRA (as admissible) 

EQ: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Environmental Sciences or management/ Biodiversity conservation from a recognized university and minimum one year work experience in similar field. 

DQ: >1 year experience of wildlife surveys, camera trapping, habitat assessment. Work on the corridor ecology in Kaziranga - Karbi Anglong Landscape and Identify critical points along the corridors with high probability of negative humanwildlife interaction for developing conservation strategy for tiger in Northeast India. 

Project Fellow (Spatial analyst) (01 no.) 

Four Years 

Rs.25000 +HRA (as admissible) 

EQ: Master's degree in Wildlife Sciences/ Environmental Science or management / Geoinformatics / M.Tech. in Remote Sensing & GIS or related subjects from a recognized university and minimum one year work experience in similar field. 

DQ: Experience of working on application of GIS and Remote Sensing technology in the assessment of wildlife habitat. Work on the corridor ecology in Kaziranga - Karbi Anglong Landscape and delineate possible corridors linking Kazrianga Tiger Reserve with surrounding landscape and examine the functionality of these corridors through fieldwork and spatial analysis. 

Project Fellow (Conservation genetics) (01 no.) Four Years Rs.25000 +HRA (as admissible) 

EQ: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Zoology/ Life Science/ Biotechnology/ Environmental Sciences or management from a recognized university and minimum one year work experience in similar field. 
DQ: >1 year experience of working on the population genetics of large mammals using various molecular markers, having experience of handling microsatellite markers and large genomes. Examine the pattern of gene flow among large mammals in Kaziranga - Karbi Anglong Landscape. 

Note: Candidates appearing for final exam of Master's in current year will not be eligible for the test/interview.

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