Contractual Recruitment of Research Personnel for Population Management of Species involved in Human-Wildlife conflict Project & Biodiversity Monitoring Project WII –FES collaborationThe Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun invites application through written examination for engaging the Project Personnel for the Project entitled “Population Management of Species involved in Human-Wildlife conflict”funded by Ministry ofEnvironment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of Indiaand“Biodiversity Monitoring Project WII –FES collaboration”on contractual basis. The project “Population Management of Species involved in Human-Wildlife conflict”aims to develop appropriate mechanisms for population control of select wild animal species that are in conflict with humans.The project will be implemented in two phases that would involve developing and implementing a range of strategies including immunocontraception for managing wild animal populations. “Biodiversity Monitoring Project”is a collaborative effort between WII –FES. The Project aims at collecting and generating Biodiversity monitoring information in select sites. The role of data scientist is to collect, analyse and liase betweenorganizations.The work description, essential qualifications, age, monthly emoluments plus admissible allowances for the required positions are mentioned below. The period of recruitment will be for one year, most likely to be extended based on the candidate’s performance and project requirement
The online registration process will open on 5 th February, 2020, 0930 hours onwards and close on 23rd February, 2020 which will be the last date of receipt of applications.
Position 1 : Project Associate
Opening : 02
Essential Qualification : M.Sc. in Ecology/ Wildlife Science/ Life Sciences/ Forestry from a recognized University with 3 years of experience in behavioural ecology and/orhuman wildlife conflict studies.
Desirable Qualification : Preference will be given to the candidate having working experience in behavioural ecology and/orhuman wildlife conflict studies.
The candidate should have experience in wildlife survey, occupancy analysis, population estimation, habitat quantification using different approaches. Additional knowledge of GIS and Statistics will be an advantage.
Work Description Required to stay at the proposed study areas for guiding team in behavioural monitoring and population estimation work. Designing study plans and to coordinate with the team.
Duration: 1 Year
Emoluments : 42,000 + HRA (as admissible)
Age : 40 Years (Age relaxation applicable as per GOI norms)
Position 2 : Project Fellow
Openings : 01
Essential Qualification : M.Sc. in Biotechnology/ Life Science/ Biochemistry with oneyear experience of working in a Molecular Biology laboratory
Desirable Qualification : Preference will be given to the candidate having work experience in molecular biology techniques like PCR, Western Blotting, ELISA, DNA isolation, cloning, protein expression. Understanding of Biosafety levels will be an advantage.
Work Description : The Project Fellow will be required to work with biological samples (scat, blood and tissue sample), Biological sample collection from nearby/study area. Active participation and assistance in routine molecular biology laboratory work.
Duration : 1 Year
Emoluments : 31,000 + HRA (as admissible)
Age : 28 Years
Position 3 : Data Scientist/Project Coordinator
Openings : 01
Essential Qualification : M.Sc. in life Sciences/Geoinformatics/Forestry/Wildlife Science with 5 years research experience after M.Sc
Ph.D. in Life Sciences/ Geoinformatics/Forestry/Wildlife Science/ Forest Management/ Environmental Management with 2 years research experience
Desirable Qualification :
1. Experience in working with Big Data, GIS and Landscape ecology.
2. Minimum 2 publications in Peer-reviewed journal, or one publication with Ph.D. and proven track record.
3. Preference will be given to a person with knowledge of MSTrIPES program.
Work Description : Coordinating the development of MSTrIPES program, its
implementation outside Tiger Reserve and Big Data Analysis
Duration : 1 Year
Emoluments : 50,000 + HRA (as admissible)
Age : 38 years