ZSI Taxonomy/Systematics Postdoc Openings

Government of India 
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change 

Advt. No. 01/2020

Applications are invited from interested and eligible candidates for POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS in Zoological Survey of India in HQ, Kolkata and Regional Centres. The position is for a period of one year and purely on temporary basis and will be terminated or renewed based on performance. 

M.Sc. in Zoology/ Life Sciences/Natural Sciences (Biotechnology/ Bio-Informatics/ Forensic Sciences) and PhD or equivalent degree in Zoology/ Life Sciences from a recognized University from India and having 3 years of research/ teaching experience (duration of PhD to be considered as research experience) in a recognized Institution/ University after M.Sc. with at least two (2) research papers in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journals. 

Research experience in taxonomy, systematics, zoology or allied subject supported by publications, field survey experience in nature and wildlife, wildlife photography, knowledge of Computer, GIS and basic field data collection and statistical analysis, experience of molecular work evident by publications, expexrience on publication, review and editorial work 

Rs. 47,000/- + Admissible HRA (As per rules) per month, Rs. 49,000/- & Rs.54,000/- in subsequent years based on performance and recommendat ions of the committee. 

5 (Five) (The number of posts may vary as per availability of suitable candidates) 

Post Doctoral Fellows desired for 
1. Taxonomic and ecological studies on Inhabiting Fauna – Earthworm & Oligochaeta 
2. Taxonomic and ecological studies on Hymenoptera 
3. Taxonomic and ecological studies on Invertebrates (other than Entomofauna) 
4. Molecular Taxonomic studies (for NRC, ZSI, Dehradun) 
5. Publication, review and editorial work of ZSI research work (for Publication Division of ZSI) 

PDFs are expected to undertake extensive field surveys in the mountains, forests, wetlands and coastal and marine areas of India and therefore, required to be physically fit to undertake research in terrain and hostile conditions. PDFs may be require to survey in the Eco Sensitive Zones of India including North Eastern Regions, and will be posted in any regional centres based on requirements. One PDF will be for taking care of DNA Laboratory of NRC, ZSI Dehradun and one for Publication Divison of ZSI HQ, Kolkata, for assisting the PPO in routine publication and production of ZSI research work. 

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