WII MSc Botany, Zoology & Life Sciences Project Vacancies 2023 – Applications Invited

WII MSc Botany, Zoology & Life Sciences Project Vacancies 2023 – Applications Invited

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(An Autonomous Institution of Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Government of India)
Chandrabani, Dehradun- 248001, India
EPBAX: 0135-2646112, FAX: 2640117
Website: www.wii.gov.in Email: [email protected]

Online/Walk-in-Interview
Advt. No. WII/AE&CB/BH/Recruitment/2023-02

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The Wildlife Institute of India is an internationally acclaimed Institution that offers a training program for government and non-government personnel, academic courses, and wildlife research and management advisory. The Institute is actively engaged in research across the breadth of the country on biodiversity-related issues.

The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, invites applications from INDIAN NATIONALS for engaging eleven (11) purely contractual positions of research personnel under four (04) projects of the institute.

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The period of contractual engagement

, EQ, DQ, age, monthly emoluments, and other details of the position are provided below:

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1. Project: Monitoring of Wildlife Overpasses and Underpasses on Samruddhi Expressway Phase II

Post I

Position Name: Project Scientist – II (Ecology)

No. of posts – 01

Upper Age Limit – 40

Monthly Emoluments: Rs. 67,000 + HRA

Essential Qualification: Doctoral Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.
AND
Minimum three (03) years relevant experience post PhD.

Desirable Qualification: Demonstrated experience/ aptitude in a) spatial analysis and ecological modelling, b) statistical analysis, c) project design and coordination of multi-disciplinary project team and field data collection c) research publications in peer-reviewed national/ international journals.

Description of Work – Candidate will lead a team and conduct field research, surveys, data collection, analysis and report-writing for monitoring of wildlife underpasses and overpasses. Job also includes liasoning with forest department and MSRDC.

Post II

Position Name: Project Associate – I (Ecology)

No. of posts – 04

Upper Age Limit – 35

Duration – Five (05) Years

Monthly Emoluments: Rs. 31,000 + HRA

Essential Qualification: Master’s Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

Desirable Qualification: Candidate(s) with prior experience in camera trapping, sign surveys, distance sapling and vegetation surveys will be preferred. GIS, GPS, statistical analysis, and report writing knowledge is desirable. Should be able to undertake arduous field work in human dominated landscape of Maharashtra as well as forests.

Candidates with a Masters’ Degree in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Genetics/ Molecular Biology/ Veterinary Sciences and/or who are pursuing or have completed their PhD need not apply for this post.

Description of Work – Conduct monitoring of wildlife underpasses and overpasses using camera trapping, sign surveys and other field techniques. Undertake misc. field activities as required in the project. Candidates will also be required to analyze the data and write reports.

2. Project: Understanding elephant conflict issues for suggesting conflict reduction measures (Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam)

Post III

Position Name: Principal Project Associate (Ecology)

No. of posts – 01

Upper Age Limit – 40

Duration – One (01) Year

Monthly Emoluments: Rs. 49,000 + HRA

Essential Qualification:

Masters’s Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
AND
8 years experience after master’s degree with publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant field.
OR
Doctoral Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.

Desirable Qualification: Demonstrated experience/ aptitude in a) spatial analysis and ecological modelling, b) statistical analysis, c) project design and coordination of multi-disciplinary project team and field data collection c) research publications in peer-reviewed national/ international journals.

Description of Work – Lead the team in collection of conflict data from the states of
Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Assam, and conduct statistical and geospatial analysis of data collected and produce high quality scientific reports/ publications. Candidate should
be conversant with software like R/ Python/ GIS/ Google Earth Engine.

Post IV

Position Name: Project Associate – I (Ecology)

No. of posts – 03

Upper Age Limit – 35

Duration – One (01) Year

Monthly Emoluments: Rs. 31,000 + HRA

Essential Qualification:

Masters’s Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

Desirable Qualification: Candidate(s) with prior experience in camera trapping, sign surveys, distance sapling and vegetation surveys will be preferred. GIS, GPS, statistical analysis, and report writing knowledge is desirable. Should be able to undertake arduous field work in human dominated landscape of Maharashtra as well as forests

Candidates with a Masters’ Degree in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Genetics/ Molecular Biology/ Veterinary Sciences and/or who are pursuing or have completed their PhD need not apply for this post.

Description of Work – Collect conflict data from the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Assam, and conduct statistical and geospatial analysis of data collected and produce high quality scientific reports/ publications. Candidate who will be conversant with softwares like R/ Python/ GIS/ Google Earth Engine will be preferred.

3. Project: Response to Anthropocene and climate change: Movement ecology of selected mammal species across the Himalayan region

Post V

Position Name: Principal Project Associate (Ecology) OR Research Associate – I (Ecology)

No. of posts – 01

Upper Age Limit

  1. PPA – 40
  2. RA – I – 35

Duration – One (01) Year

Monthly Emoluments:

  • PPA – Rs. 49,000 + HRA
  • RA – I – Rs. 47,000 + HRA

For Principal Project Associate (Ecology) – PPA

Essential Qualification: Masters’s Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
AND
8 years experience after master’s degree with publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant field.
OR
Doctoral Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.

Desired Qualifications: Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience/ aptitude in a) spatial analysis and ecological modelling, b) statistical analysis, c) project design and coordination of multi-disciplinary project team and field data collection c) research publications in peer-reviewed national/ international journals. Candidate will be required to work in the rugged trans-himalayan terrain of Ladakh India

For Principal Project Associate (Ecology)

Essential Qualification: Doctoral Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated experience/ aptitude in a) spatial analysis and ecological modelling, b) statistical analysis, c) project design and coordination of multi-disciplinary project team and field data collection c) research publications in peer-reviewed national/ international journals. Candidate will be required to work in the rugged trans-himalayan terrain of Ladakh India

Description of Work – The proposed project aims to study the movement ecology of selected mammal species with different ecological adaptations across the IHR. The selected mammal species are Pallas’s cat (Otocolobus manual), Himalayan wolf (Canis lupus) and Himalayan marmot (Marmota himalayana). The work involves capture and tagging of target species and intensive monitoring in tough and rugged terrain of Ladakh India.

Mode of selection:

  1. To apply for the above positions, candidates must send a hard copy in a sealed-envelope
    of the filled application form (Annexure I) and self-attested copies of certificates,
    documents, and testimonials by speedpost/ courier to Dr. Bilal Habib, Dept. of Animal
    Ecology & Conservation Biology Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani,
    Dehradu – 248 002 (Uttarakhand) latest by Friday, 18th August 2023 by 1700hrs.
  2. Envelope carrying application should be titled with “Advt. No. WII/AE&CB/BH/ Recruitment/2023-02 and Application for the position of _____________________ in the Project _______________________________________________________”.
  3. Shortlisting of applications for an online/walk-in interview will be based on essential qualification, age limit, NET/GATE qualification, percentage of marks in Bachelor and  Master, specialization relevance in Masters, research experience (Publications, Paper Presented in Workshops/Seminars/Symposiums/Conferences etc.), SOP and extracurricular activities (as per WII rules).

General Terms and Conditions

  1. Incomplete/late applications, applications not in the prescribed format or without supporting documents are liable to be rejected.
  2. Candidates can apply for multiple positions, if eligible.
  3. Mere fulfillment of the minimum advertised qualification and experience requirement
    DOES NOT automatically entitle an applicant to be called for an interview. The
    decision of the Institute in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance, or rejection of
    the application and mode of selection will be final and binding on the candidates. No
    inquiry or correspondence will be entertained from any individual or agency.
  4. A duly constituted Selection Committee will conduct all the recruitment process steps.
    However, if the Number of applications received for a particular post(s) is large, then
    Institute reserves the right to lay down any criteria to shortlist the candidates for
    interview
  5. All original documents/certificates must be produced at the time of joining for
    necessary verification.
  6. At the time of the verification of original documents or even after selection, if it is found
    that the applicant has attempted to wilfully conceal, misrepresent or canvass the facts,
    such applicant will not be considered for selection, and due action will be taken.
  7. Relaxation in the upper age limit shall be allowed in accordance with the Government
    of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of
    Personnel & Training) OM No. 15012/2/2010-Estt. (D)dated 27.03.2012, as amended
    from time to time. However, the categories of upper-age relaxations are as follows:
    a. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes up to 5 years.
    b. Other Backward Class (OBC) up to 3 years.
  8. The positions advertised are purely temporary/contractual for the project period only.
    They will stand abolished after the completion of the project.
  9. The Institute’s rules and regulations govern the project’s tenure.
  10. After announcing the results, the candidate should join the project immediately.
  11. The Director WII reserves the right to reject any candidature because of incomplete
    information provided by the candidate or for any other reason.

Download the application format below

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