SACON Coimbatore Ecology/Physiology/Genetics Scientist Job Openings


Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)

(A Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India)

Anaikatty Post, Coimbatore – 641 108, Tamil Nadu

Advt. No. : SACON/SELECTION, 03/2020

Application

Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), a Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India requires TWO Scientists in the Scale of Pay  : Pay Matrix Level-11 Cell-1 of 7th CPC (Pre-revised : Rs. 15,600-39,100 + GP Rs. 6,600/- PB3).

1. Scientist (Landscape Ecology) – Reserved for SC

Essential Qualifications: (i) PhD in any branch of Life Sciences, Forestry, Forest Ecology and Environment, Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing and GIS, involving research work in Plant or Vertebrate field ecology and spatial analyses tools, (ii) Five years of research experience (excluding research carried out for Post Graduate Degree) and (iii) Proven track record with relevant research publications.

Desirable Qualifications: Teaching and Training expertise in use of Remote Sensing and GIS Software, (ii) Experience in spatial analyses and modeling with understanding of different spatial and temporal scales involving field-based research, (iii) Experience in management of large spatial database and interoperable decision support systems.

Job Requirements: (i) Development and management of spatial database; Designing and implementation of large-scale survey/studies, (ii) spatial analysis and modeling, (iii) Teaching for Post Graduate Course at SACON and (iv) Undertaking research in landscape ecology and support in preparation of management plans for Protected Areas in the country.

2. Scientist (Avian Physiology and Genetics) – Reserved for OBC

Essential Qualifications: (i) PhD in any branch of Life Sciences with specialization in physiology or genetics, (ii) Five years of research experience (excluding research carried out for Post Graduate Degree) and (iii) Proven track record with relevant research publications.

Desirable Qualifications: (i) Good knowledge of avian physiology / genetics and current trends, and (ii) Exposure to modern laboratory, molecular genetics and physiology.

Job Requirements: (i) Teach Avian Physiology and Conservation Genetics for Post Graduate students, (ii) Conduct training programmes for various stakeholders in the field of avian forensic and conservation genetics, (iii) Update gene and genome resource banking of Avifauna and (iv) Undertake research projects with focus on in-situ and ex-situ conservation of birds.

 General Instructions:

  1. Salary, allowances and other benefits such as CPF, Medical reimbursement, gratuity and LTC will be as per SACON rules.
  2. Appointment will be on contract basis for a period of five years and continuance of the same will be based on performance.
  3. Age of the applicants should not be more than 35 years as on the last date for receiving applications. Relaxation in age limit is available as per existing Govt. of India rules.
  4. Neatly typed application on the prescribed form with self-attested copies of testimonials of academic qualifications, research experience, date of birth etc., should reach “The Director, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Anaikatty Post, Coimbatore – 641 108 (Tamil Nadu)” on or before 15.09.2020. Applications not received in the prescribed form are liable to be rejected. Candidates, who wish to apply for both the positions, should submit separate applications. The envelope containing application should be superscribed with “Application for the post of Scientist (Landscape Ecology) / Scientist (Avian Physiology and Genetics)”. Applications received without self-attested copies of supporting documents and/or incomplete in any other respects shall not be considered. No original documents should be sent with applications, and they should be produced only at the time of interview.
  5. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an Interview at SACON, Coimbatore.
  6. Candidates, employed with other institutions/organizations/firms should send their applications through proper channel and should produce `No Objection Certificate’ at the time of Interview. In such cases, an advance copy of the application in personal capacity may be sent.
  7. Canvassing in any form is liable to immediate rejection of the candidature, and Director, SACON reserves the right to reject any application without assigning any reason thereof.

More Info: http://www.sacon.in/careers/

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