Project Associate-I in National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Title of the Position: Project Associate-I

About NIAS:

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and founded in 1988 by the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata, who sought to create an institution to conduct advanced multidisciplinary research. Housed in a picturesque green campus in Bangalore the Institute serves as a forum to bring together individuals from diverse intellectual backgrounds, in the natural and life sciences, humanities, social sciences, and conflict and security studies.

The philosophy underlying NIAS is given shape by its multidisciplinary research teams. The Institute is unique in its integrated approach to the study of intersections between science and technology, philosophy, social issues and leadership. The objective is to nurture a broad base of scholars, managers and leaders who would respond to the complex challenges that face contemporary India and global society, with insight, sensitivity, confidence and dedication. For more details:

About the Project: This project is on geospatial analysis and documentation of cultural heritage landscapes. This project has a distinctive inter-disciplinary orientation and is being funded by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Job description (what is expected):

Successful candidates will be part of a project and will work under the guidance of Principal Investigator towards achieving deliverables of the project and will be located at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore – 560012. The candidates should have a research bent of mind, be prepared to travel and conduct field survey (experience in this regard will be appreciated). The appointment will be for the period of 1 year, which can be extended based on performance.


PG Degrees in disciplines such as (but not restricted to): geography, geomorphology, environmental science, geoarchaeology, archaeology, architecture, civil/computer science engineering, urban planning, remote sensing and GIS.

Additional skill sets that would work in favour: remote sensing image analysis and ground truthing; GPS survey and navigation; geo-spatial analysis; cultural heritage conservation and management; Android app development, mobile user interface/user experience design, remote sensing, GIS, GIS programming, Web GIS programming.

Mode of Application: Interested applicants should fill up this google form:
And send by email Curriculum Vitae along with soft copy of degree certificates (all as one pdf file, file name “Name_Application_Apr2021”) to:

Dr. M.B. Rajani
(Principal Investigator)
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore-560 012, India
E-mail: [email protected]
This is a rolling advertisement and applications received will be assessed periodically to invite the short-listed candidates for interview. Interested applicants should apply at the earliest.

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