WII Dehradun Plant Ecology/Biodiversity Project Vacancy


Advt. No. WII/NP/DST-INSPIRE/2019-23 

The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun invites applications from Indian nationals for a Project Fellow (01) under the project entitled “Mangrove responses to sea level change along a gradient of tectonic subduction – A multi-disciplinary approach” purely on contractual basis. Details of the position along with essential and desirable qualifications and brief description of work are given below: 

Essential Qualification (EQ) 

 First Class Master’s degree in Botany/Zoology/Wildlife Sciences/Marine Biology/Life sciences or allied disciplines. 

Desirable Qualification (DQ) 

 Minimum one-year experience of field research on coastal biodiversity or plant ecology 
 Knowledge of GIS and Data analysis in R statistics
 Skills in scientific communication proven by publication(s) in peer reviewed journal 
 Enthusiasm to work in remote islands of Andaman & Nicobar 

Work description 
 Work involves extensive travel and data collection in the Andaman & Nicobar islands on mangrove biodiversity related to sea level change 
 Candidate will conduct field research, data collection, data analysis and preparation of scientific papers 
 Candidate will have to be physically fit for working in the coastal areas of the remote islands with limited logistics 

Duration 1 year (extendable up to 3 years depending upon the performance of the candidate) 

Emolument Rs. 25,000/- per month (consolidated) Funding agency Department of Science and Technology, India. 


1. A single PDF file containing one-page write up on “statement of interest” and duly signed application in the prescribed format along with all the supporting documents (eg. certificates of educational qualification, NET/GATE certificate (if any), extracurricular activity, and community certificate (if reserved category) etc.) should be e-mailed to nehrup@wii.gov.in on or before 31 August 2019. 
2. Candidates must clearly mention in their e-mail about the preferred mode of interview (skype or interview in person). Also, mention the skype ID if opting for a skype interview. 
3. Age limit for the position is 28 years but age relaxation will be considered as per Government of India norms for reserved category candidates. 
4. The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview on 17 September 2019. The interview can be either skype interview or interview in person depends on the preference given by the candidates. Candidates preferred to appear for interview in person must report at the WII, Dehradun on 17 September 2019 at 9.30 hrs with their filled-in application along with original documents/certificates for verification. 
5. At the time of verification of original documents or even after selection, if it is found that an attempt has been made by the applicant to willfully conceal, misrepresent or canvass the facts, such applicant will not be considered for selection and due action will be taken. 
6. The Institute will not provide any accommodation and TA/DA for candidates appearing for the personal interview. 
7. The application form can be downloaded from the Institute’s website http://wii.gov.in/images/images/documents/recruitments/project_fellow_august_2019.pdf
8. The Director WII, reserves the right to reject any candidature in view of incomplete information provided by the candidate or for any other reason thereof. Nodal Officer Consultancy Project

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