Engagement of Project Biologists (3 nos.)

Full-Time
Dehradun
Posted 2 months ago

Organization: Wildlife Institute of India

Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Deadline: 28th March 2022

Job Description (Project Biologists)

The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun invites application for Engagement of Project Biologists (3 nos.) for the Project entitled “BASIC STUDY DESIGN OF BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT FOR HIMACHAL PRADESH” purely on contractual basis for a period of 10 Months.

The EQ, DQ and other details of the Position are as provided below:

Position (01)PROJECT BIOLOGIST (VEGETATION ECOLOGY)
EmolumentsINR 30,000 p.m (consolidated)
Duration10 Months (likely to be extended)
Essential QualificationM.Sc. Degree in /Forestry/Wildlife Science/ GIS (with Forest Ecology)/Botany (Vegetation ecology) with minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University1-year Experience in Vegetation quantification/vegetation mapping/Forest – Plant species distribution modelling
Desirable Qualification/SkillsExcellent written and analytical skills Good knowledge of flora/ethnobotany of Himachal Pradesh A keen desire and ability to carry out arduous field work from foot hills to the remote and rugged high altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh under extreme cold or rainy conditions with minimal logistic/connectivity support.
Description of WorkBaseline data generation on vegetation aspects, development of species distribution maps for long term monitoring of vegetation plots/habitats.
ResponsibilitiesThe Project Fellow will be involved fulltime with a team in regular field data collection, analysis and report writing and also assist, PIs, Project Associate and other project colleagues to develop vegetation and species distribution maps. Candidates willing to work fulltime under remote harsh high altitude field conditions (>3500m) with strenuous physical conditions may apply.
Age Limit35 years as on date of Advertisement
Position (01)PROJECT BIOLOGIST (INSECT ECOLOGY)
EmolumentsINR 30,000 p.m (consolidated)
Duration10 Months (likely to be extended)
Essential QualificationM.Sc. Degree in Zoology/Entomology/ Wildlife Science/ Environmental Science with minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University1-year Experience in insect ecology, biodiversity characterization, field sampling in Himalayan area
Desirable Qualification/SkillsExcellent written and analytical skills Good knowledge of insect fauna of Himachal Pradesh Research experience on entomological aspects of Himalayan region with field and analytical skills. Knowledge of biodiversity assessment methods, scientific communication skills and bio-statistical software   A keen desire and ability to carryout arduous field work from foot hills to the remote and rugged high altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh under extreme cold or rainy conditions with minimal logistic/connectivity support.
Description of WorkThe project aims to generate baseline data on insects and pollinators in selected PAs of Himachal Pradesh for long term ecological monitoring of biodiversity.
ResponsibilitiesThe Project Fellow will be involved with a team in regular field data collection, identification of insects, database generation for geo-spatial modelling and report writing. Assist Project Associate and PIs for implementing project mandate. Candidates willing to work fulltime under remote harsh high altitude field (>3500m) conditions with strenuous physical conditions may apply.
Age Limit35 years as on date of Advertisement
Position (01)PROJECT BIOLOGIST (MAMMALIAN ECOLOGY)
EmolumentsINR 30,000 p.m (consolidated)
Duration10 Months (likely to be extended)
Essential QualificationM.Sc. Degree in Zoology/Wildlife Science/Forestry (Wildlife) /Environmental Management/Science with minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University Minimum 1 year research experience on mammalian ecological surveys, RS & GIS, related studies in western Himalaya. Proven analytical skills in basic ecological software.
Desirable QualificationExcellent written and analytical skills A keen desire and ability to carry out arduous field work from foot hills to the remote and rugged high altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh under extreme cold or rainy conditions with minimal logistic/connectivity support.
Description of WorkBaseline data generation on mammals and birds, species distribution maps, population estimation for long term monitoring of habitats. Assist Project Associate and PIs for implementing project mandate.
Responsibilities:The Project Fellow will be involved full time with a team in regular field data collection, database generation for geo-spatial modelling analysis and report writing. Assist Project Associate and other project colleagues to develop the species distribution maps. Candidates willing to work fulltime under remote harsh high altitude field conditions (>3500m) with strenuous physical conditions may apply.
Age Limit35 years as on date of Advertisement
  General Terms & Conditions
The selection of the candidates will be in accordance with the performance in the interview and in order of merit as decided by the Interview Committee. All original documents should be produced at the time of interview. The decision of the Institute’s Committee in all matters relating to eligibility, work experience, acceptance or rejection of application will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained from any individual.  

The candidates are required to submit their completed application forms in PDF format, with accompanying attachments by email (with subject line: “Application for the post of Project Biologist (Vegetation/Insect/Mammalian Ecology) in the Project “Basic Study Design of Biodiversity Assessment for Himachal Pradesh” to [email protected] not later than 1700 hrs on 28th March 2022 . A hard copy of the application along with attachments (with subject line: “Application for the post of Project Biologist (Vegetation/Insect/Mammalian Ecology) in “Basic Study Design of Biodiversity Assessment for Himachal Pradesh” should be sent to The Registrar, Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun 248001, Uttarakhand by post and reach not later than 1700 hrs on 28th March 2022.  

Application forms needs to be typed according to the prescribed format and must be accompanied by self-attested: (a) Scanned copies of educational qualifications, and (b) Scanned copies of experience letter/ certificate, failing which applications will not be considered.  

If a candidate is applying for more than one post, separate applications have to be submitted for every post applied for.

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