ZSI Kolkata Zoology/Biodiversity/Conservation Project Walk INs 2019 June ~ helpBIOTECH

12 June 2019

ZSI Kolkata Zoology/Biodiversity/Conservation Project Walk INs 2019 June

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST & CLIMATE CHANGE 
ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA (ZSI) 
PRANI VIGYAN BHAWAN, M-BLOCK,NEW ALIPORE,
KOLKATA – 700 053 

WALK-IN-INTERVIEW FOR SELECTION OF PROJECT PERSONNEL AT ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA, KOLKATA ON 26th June 2019, 10.00 AM 

Applications are invited for the purely temporary posts of 01 RA-III, 01 RA-I, 01 JRF, 02 JRA and 02 Field Assistants, initially for one year but extendable maximum upto December 2020 based on performance and requirement in ZSI, under the project entitled ‘Conservation of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Indian Himalayan Region through Long-term Monitoring and capacity Building’ funded by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India through National Mission of Himalayan Studies. 

Project Objectives: 

 Study on vertebrate fauna in the Indian Himalayan Region and developing spatial database; 
 To study the population viability of selected threatened species in Indian Himalayan Region for developing long-term conservation strategies; 
 To set long-term monitoring protocol for threatened vertebrate faunal groups in different parts of Indian Himalayan Region and to develop adaptive management strategies for long-term conservation of those species through community engagement; 
 To enhance capacities of different stakeholders (including Forest & Wildlife department staff, local Institutions/ colleges, local NGOs and local communities) for monitoring and conserving threatened vertebrate fauna in the Indian Himalayan Region through capacity building programs and use of modern science, technological tools and approaches; 
 Investigating whether ethno-zoological knowledge and practices can be a conservation measure for threatened vertebrate fauna in IHR. 

Place of Work: The selected candidates (RAs, JRFs, JRAs, FAs) will have to travel extensively in the Lahaul & Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh, Trans Himalayas, Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, Western Himalayas, East Sikkim District, Sikkim, Central Himalayas, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, Central Himalayas, North Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalayas, East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalayas, and may be posted for a longer duration, based on requirements or any other places as per the project requirements including HQ at Kolkata. 

Remuneration
Research Associate (RA-III) @Rs.40,000/- + HRA @ 24% per month 
Research Associate (RA-I) @Rs.36,000/- + HRA @ 24% per month 
Junior Research Fellow (JRF) @ Rs.16,000/- + HRA @ 24 % or Minimum @ Rs.5,400/- for first two years and Rs.18,000/- + HRA @ 24% or Minimum @ Rs.5,400/- for 3rd year, Junior Research Assistant (JRA) @ Rs.16,000/- + HRA @ 8% or Minimum @ Rs.1,800/- for first two years and Rs.18,000/- + HRA @ 8% or Minimum @ Rs.1,800/- for 3rd year Field Assistants @ Rs.12,000/- per month (consolidated) 

Essential Qualification 

Desirable Experience for the posts: 

1. Research Associate (RA-III) Qualification: M. Sc. & Ph.D in Zoology/Life Sciences/Wildlife/Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity & Conservation or equivalent with at least two years of research experience/teaching experience after obtaining the PhD degree. Desirable Experience: Prior work experience in the Indian Himalayan Region/ Knowledge / experience/ Wildlife ecology/ bioinformatics/ Geo-informatics/ climate change studies with at least one publication in SCI journal. Proven experience in data analysis, GIS, Bio/Geo-Informatics, Science writing and communication, organising workshops, seminar, symposium, training programme etc. Age Limit: The upper age limit is 40 years as on date of interview. Age relaxation as per Govt. of India rules. 
2. Research Associate (RA-I) Qualification: M. Sc. & Ph.D in Zoology/Life Sciences/Wildlife/Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity & Conservation or equivalent. Candidate with Ph.D. thesis submitted may also apply. However, if found suitable, they will be offered SRF and upon awarding the degree of PhD will be offered the post of RA-I. Desirable Experience: Prior work experience in the Indian Himalayan Region/ Knowledge / experience/ecology/ bioinformatics/ climate change studies with at least one publication in SCI journal. Proven experience in Data analysis, GIS, Bio/Geo-Informatics, Science writing and communication, organising workshops, seminar, symposium, training programme etc. Age Limit: The upper age limit is 40 years as on date of interview. Age relaxation as per Govt. of India rules. 
3. Junior Research Fellows (JRF)/ Junior Project Assistants (JRA) Qualification: M. Sc. in Zoology/ Life Sciences/ Life Sciences/Wildlife/Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity & Conservation or equivalent in any branch of biological Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University. Desirable Experience: Experience /knowledge/interest on field data collection/Bioinformatics /Geoinformatics / Wildlife Ecology/GIS/ Climate change. Age Limit: The upper age limit is 28 years as on date of interview. Age relaxation as per Govt. of India rules. In case of exceptional candidates, these may be relaxed. UGC/CSIR NET JRF/GATE qualified candidates would be awarded fellowship in line with DST norms, while otherwise competent/ suitable candidates would be provided fellowship as mentioned above which are likely to be amended as per ZSI norms. 
4. Field Assistants Qualification: B.Sc. with Zoology as one of the subjects from a recognized university. Desirable Experience: Field experience and knowledge of computer will be an added advantage. Candidates from Himalayan region will be given preference. Age Limit: The upper age limit is 40 years as on date of interview. Age relaxation as per Govt. of India rules. 

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