Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun Recruitment of Project Scientist, JRF & Project Assistant


Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology is an autonomous research organization under Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, undertaking advance level of research in all aspects of the geology and geodynamics of Himalaya. It has strong specialization in the areas of Petrology and Geochemistry, Structure and Tectonics, Sedimentology, Geomorphology, Glaciology, Magneto-stratigraphy, Biostratigraphy, Quaternary Geology, Environment Geology, Seismology and Geophysics, Geochronology and Thermo chronology. To encourage young students/researchers to make career in emerging areas of earth sciences the Institute also undertake sponsored projects.


Director, WIHG invites Candidates/Applicants for Walk-in-Interview in the purel temporary/contractual tenured position in the undermentioned projects:


(1) PROJECT NAME : “Development and Deployment of an Integrated Operational Warning System (IOWS) in Dhauliganga River basin, Chamoli Uttarakhand” under the supervision of Dr. Kalachand Sain, Director, WIHG and PI of the project.


(A) Position : Project Scientist (02 Positions)

Essential Qualification :Ph.D. in Earth Sciences/ Geology, Geophysics/ Hydrology/ Environment Sciences/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Remote Sensing and GIS/ Geoinformatics.

Desirable :Experience in maintaining hydrological, meteorological, geotechnical and geophysical

instruments with experience in carrying out fieldwork in Himalaya. Candidates with relevant publication in the subjects will be given preference.

Age Limit :Not exceeding 35 years as on date of advertisement.

Remuneration : Rs. 56,000/- p.m. plus admissible HRA @16%.

Project Tenure : Upto 17th September, 2026.


(B) Position :Junior Research Fellow (02 Positions)

Essential Qualification :1st class M.Sc./ M.Sc.(Tech)/ M.Tech in Geology/Geophysics/ Applied Geology/ Earth Sciences/ Hydrology/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Geoinformatics/ Remote Sensing and GIS/ Environmental Sciences/ Geography.

Desirable :Experience in fieldwork in the Himalayan region and knowledge of Remote Sensing and GIS.

Age Limit :Not exceeding 28 years as on date of advertisement.

Remuneration :Rs. 31,000/- p.m. plus admissible HRA @16%.

Project Tenure :Upto 17th September, 2026.


(C) Position : Project Assistant (04 Positions)

Essential Qualification :B.Sc. in any of the following subjects: Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental Science or Computer Science.

Desirable :Experience in handling and operating analytical instruments in the field and laboratory

Age Limit :Not exceeding 50 years as on date of advertisement.

Remuneration :Rs. 20,000/- p.m. plus admissible HRA @16%.

Project Tenure :Upto 17th September, 2026.


(2) PROJECT NAME : “Long Term monitoring of Gangotri Glacier, Garhwal-Himalaya” under the supervision of Dr. Kalachand Sain, Director-WIHG and PI of the project.


(D) Position :Project Scientist (01 Position)

Essential Qualification :Ph.D in Geology, Geophysics or any allied subjects of Geosciences

Desirable :Experience in Glaciological fieldwork/ survey and/or experience in handling and operating analytical instruments.

Candidates with relevant publications in the subject will be given preference.

Age Limit :Not exceeding 35 years as on date of advertisement.

Remuneration :Rs. 56,000/- p.m. plus admissible HRA @16%.

Project Tenure :Upto 15th March 2025



(i) The qualifications and experience mentioned are of the minimum requirement. The Institute reserves the right to short list the candidates based on their merit record, qualifications, experience and suitability of Project need.

(ii) The Institute reserves the right not to fill any position, if suitable candidates are not found.

(iii) SC/ST and OBC candidates must furnish attested copies of their category certificate issued by the competent authority.

(iv) Column no. 14, 15 and 16 of application proforma are mandatory to fill.

(v) Candidates applying for post of Project Scientist (Position A and D), are required to make a Power Point Presentation (P.P.T) limited to Five Slides first two dedicated to your research experience, next two about your research plan in WIHG and last one showing your achievements and publication. Candidates are required to bring soft copy of their P.P.T.

(vi) Age relaxation is available as per Govt. of India norms.

(vii) The above mentioned positions are purely contractual and co-terminus with the tenure of the relevant sponsored project. Under no circumstances regularization of the services of the concerned appointee in the Institute within the sponsored

project framework will take place.

(viii) In case the performance of the selected candidate is not found satisfactory, the fellowship shall be terminated at any stage of the project tenure.

(ix) The Institute reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason.

(x) No interim enquiries will be entertained. Canvassing in any form and bringing any influence will be treated as a disqualification.

(xi) Only selected candidates will be informed about their selection within a fortnight from the date of interview.

(xii) Incomplete applications, applications not submitted on prescribed form or application not as per any of the conditions of this detailed advertisement notice available on the website of the Institute will be summarily to be rejected.

(xiii) Records of the candidates not selected shall not be preserved beyond six (06) months from the date of declaration of the result of selection.

(xiv) Candidates who wish to apply for more than one post should apply separately for each category of post. Failing which their candidature will be rejected.

(xv) Candidates shall attend the walk-in-interview at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, 33 GMS Road, Dehradun – 248001 on following date :

a. For Position A and D (Project Scientist) at 9:00 am on 27th December 2023.

b. For Position B and C (JRF and Project Assistant) at 9:00 am on 28th December 2023.

(xvi) Candidates attending the interview should come along with fully filled application form as available in our website www.wihg.res.in . Self-attested copies of certificates in support of educational qualifications, experience, caste etc., must also be brought along with the application form. In the case of candidates, belonging to SC/ST/OBC category, self-attested copies of valid Caste Certificates MUST be submitted with the application forms, failing which the relaxations available will not be allowed. Candidates already working elsewhere MUST route their applications through proper channel. The Original Certificates may be brought for verification.


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