WII 2021: Ecology, Genetics, Statistics, RS & GIS Jobs

  • Organization: Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
  • Closing of online application: September 30, 2021, 17:30 HRS
  • Online essay test: October 11, 2021, 11:00 HRS
  • Publication of interview shortlist: October 22, 2021

Description (GIS Jobs):

The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun invites online applications from INDIAN NATIONALS for engaging two (02) Post-doctoral Fellow/ Project Scientist – I, five (05) Senior Project Associate (Ecology), one (01) Senior Project Associate (Genetics), one (01) Project Associate – I (RS & GIS), one (01) Project Associate – I (Statistics), one (01) Project Associate – I/ II (Ecology) and three (03) Project Associate – I (Ecology), for various projects on purely contractual basis.


The period of the contractual engagement will initially be for a period of 01 (one) year, which is most likely to be extended based on the candidate’s performance and project needs.

Project No 1 Long term monitoring of tigers, co-predators and prey in tiger reserves and other tiger bearing areas of Vidarbha, Maharashtra

Duration: More than four (04) years

Name and Number of the PositionQualificationsDescription of WorkMonthly EmolumentsUpper age limit Age
Post-doctoral Fellow/ Project Scientist – I (Ecology)   No of positions: one (01)

Project No 1
Long term monitoring of
tigers, co-predators and prey in tiger reserves and other tiger bearing areas of Vidarbha,
Maharashtra

Duration: More than four (04) years
Essential Qualification: Doctoral Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/ 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.The candidate will coordinate a multi-disciplinary team and conduct field research, surveys, data collection, analysis and report-writing.Rs. 56,000 + HRA35 years
Senior Project Associate (Ecology)   No of positions: one (01)

Project No 1
Long term monitoring of
tigers, co-predators and prey in tiger reserves and other tiger bearing areas of Vidarbha,
Maharashtra

Duration: More than four (04) years
Essential Qualification: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

AND

Minimum four (04) years of research experience in relevant field after Masters’ degree is required. Publications in peer- reviewed journals in relevant field.
OR
Doctoral Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences from a recognized University
 
Desired Qualifications: Candidate(s) with prior experience in sampling design and animal abundance estimation are preferred. Prior experience of sampling using camera trapping, distance sampling and radiotelemetry. Knowledge of GIS and GPS is desirable. Should be able to undertake arduous field work under rigorous conditions.
The work involves field monitoring of tiger, co-predators and their prey with techniques such as camera-trapping, distance sampling and radiotelemetry in TATR, Pench TR, NNTR, Melghat TR, Bor TR, Umred WLS and Tippeshwar WLS. The objectives of this study include demographic trends of carnivores and prey species, dispersal, and movement
ecology of tigers.
Rs. 42,000 + HRA40 years
Senior Project Associate (Genetics)

No of positions:
one (01)


Project No 1
Long term monitoring of
tigers, co-predators and prey in tiger reserves and other tiger bearing areas of Vidarbha,
Maharashtra

Duration: More than four (04) years
Essential Qualification: Masters’ Degree in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/Genetics with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University
AND
Minimum four (04) years of research experience in relevant field after Masters’ degree is required. Publications in peer- reviewed journals in relevant field. OR
Doctoral Degree in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Genetics from a recognized University.

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with prior experience of working on non-invasive techniques of population genetics of wild animals. Knowledge of GIS and GPS is desirable. Should be able to undertake arduous field work under rigorous conditions.
The selected candidate will be working on the population genetics of large carnivores involving both lab and field work. The job involves training students for data generation from samples, performing analyses, and report writing.Rs. 42,000 + HRA40 years
Project Associate – I (RS & GIS)

No of positions:
one (01)


Project No 1
Long term monitoring of
tigers, co-predators and prey in tiger reserves and other tiger bearing areas of Vidarbha,
Maharashtra

Duration: More than four (04) years
Essential Qualification: Masters’ Degree in Geoinformatics/ Remote Sensing/ GIS/ Geography or related fields with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

Candidates who are pursuing or have completed their PhD need not apply for this post.

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated experience/
aptitude in a) ESRI products (ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro), b) spatial analysis and ecological modelling, c) management of spatial database, Remote Sensing and GIS analysis, d) statistical analysis, and e) report writing
Candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team in
creation of spatial database, analyse spatial data and, conduct field work (ground truthing and field data collection) when required for spatial modelling.
Rs. 31,000 + HRA35 Years
Project Associate – I (Statistics)

No of positions:
one (01)

Project No 1
Long term monitoring of
tigers, co-predators and prey in tiger reserves and other tiger bearing areas of Vidarbha,
Maharashtra

Duration: More than four (04) years
Essential Qualification: Masters’ Degree in Mathematics/ Statistics with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

Candidates who are pursuing or have completed their PhD need not apply for this post.

Desired Qualifications: Candidate(s) with prior experience in analysing biological and/or field observation data are preferred. Knowledge of R program is desirable.
The work involves analysis of the data originating from camera-trapping, distance sampling and radiotelemetry. Developing methods for analysis of population and
movement data would be involved. Candidate will have to work with a multi-disciplinary team of ecologists and
sociologist.
Rs. 31,000 + HRA 35 Years
Project Associate – I (Ecology)

No of positions:
three (03)


Project No 1
Long term monitoring of
tigers, co-predators and prey in tiger reserves and other tiger bearing areas of Vidarbha,
Maharashtra

Duration: More than four (04) years
Essential Qualification: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
Candidates with a Masters’ Degree in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Genetics and/or are pursuing or have completed their PhD need not apply for this post.

Desired Qualifications: Candidate(s) with prior experience in sampling design and animal abundance estimation are preferred. Prior experience of sampling using camera trapping, distance sampling and radiotelemetry. Knowledge of GIS and GPS is desirable. Should be able to undertake arduous field work under rigorous conditions.
The work involves field monitoring of tiger,
co-predators and their prey with techniques such as camera-trapping, distance sampling and radiotelemetry in
TATR, Pench TR, NNTR, Melghat TR, Bor TR, Umred WLS and Tippeshwar WLS. The objectives of this study include demographic trends of carnivores and prey species, dispersal, and movement
ecology of tigers.

Ratel is one of the most elusive species. The ecology of the ratel in unknown in India and this project will be the first scientific study to understand their space use, movement, activity, and diet in
Melghat TR.

This project will also study the movement ecology of Asiatic wild dogs in NNTR and interaction of dholes and tigers with respect to their niche partitioning (food, space and time).
Rs. 31,000 + HRA 35 Years
Senior Project Associate (Ecology)

No of positions:
one (01)

Project No 2
Understanding Large Carnivore Conflict Issues
in Maharashtra for
Suggesting Conflict
Reduction measures
Duration: More than four (04) years
Essential Qualification: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
AND
Minimum four (04) years of research experience in relevant field after masters’ degree is required. Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant field.
OR
Doctoral Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.

Desired Qualifications: Candidate(s) with prior experience in sampling design and animal abundance estimation are preferred. Prior experience
of sampling using camera trapping, distance sampling and radiotelemetry. Knowledge of GIS and GPS is desirable. Should be able to undertake arduous field work under rigorous conditions.
The work involves field sampling to assess the present status of large carnivores and prey in Pandharkawda,
Bramhapuri, Nagpur, Bhandara and Gondia, Jalgaon/Yaval and Chadrapur Forest Divisions.

The work involves developing village-level database of human, livestock populations along with conflict information. The project aims to find threshold values of human population, road density and habitat
transformation parameters for coexistence with humans for the different large carnivore species. Evaluating effectiveness and applicability of mitigation measures is part of the project.
Rs. 42,000 + HRA40 years
Project Associate – I/ II (Ecology)

No of positions:
one (01)

Project No 3
Response to
Anthropocene and
Climate change:
Movement ecology
of selected mammal species across the Indian Himalayan Region

Duration: Two (02) years
Essential Qualification: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/
Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a
recognized University.
AND (for PA II)
Minimum two (02) years of research experience in relevant field after Masters’ degree is required. Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant field.
For PA – I: Candidates with a Masters’ Degree in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Genetics need not apply for this post.
For PA – I, II: Candidates who are pursuing or have completed their PhD need not apply for this post.
Desired Qualifications: Candidate(s) with prior experience in sampling design and animal abundance estimation are preferred. Prior experience
of sampling using camera trapping, distance sampling and radiotelemetry. Knowledge of GIS and GPS is desirable. Should be able to undertake arduous field work under rigorous conditions.
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 manul), 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.
PA – I: Rs. 31,000 + HRA
PA – II: Rs. 35,000 + HRA
35 Years
Project Scientist – I (Ecology)

No of positions:
one (01)

Project No 4
Biodiversity impact assessment, wildlife study and preparation of wildlife passage plan for improvement and upgradation to 4-lane configuration of Meerut-Nazibabad section of NH-119, Uttar Pradesh.

Duration: Six (06) months
Essential Qualification: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/
Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a
recognized University.
AND
More than six (06) years of research experience after Masters’ degree in the field related to road/ rail ecology. Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant field.

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.
Candidate will lead a team and
conduct field research, surveys, data collection, analysis and
report-writing. The project involves developing mitigation measures for road/ railway infrastructure.

Rs. 56,000 + HRA35 years
Senior Project Associate (Ecology)

No of positions:
three (03)

Project No 4
Biodiversity impact assessment, wildlife study and preparation of wildlife passage plan for improvement and upgradation to 4-lane configuration of Meerut-Nazibabad section of NH-119, Uttar Pradesh.
Essential Qualification: Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
AND
Minimum four (04) years of research experience in relevant field after Masters’ degree is required. Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant field.
OR
Doctoral Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.
Desired Qualifications: Candidate(s) with prior experience in sampling design and animal abundance estimation are preferred. Prior experience
of sampling using camera trapping, distance sampling and radiotelemetry. Knowledge of GIS and GPS is desirable. Should be able to undertake arduous field work under rigorous conditions.
The project involves developing mitigation measures for road/ railway infrastructure. Field data collection along the linear infrastructure projects, analysis and report writing.Rs. 42,000 + HRA40 years

Mode of selection

  1. Candidates can apply for multiple positions if eligible. Please provide your preference while filling the online application.
  2. Link to application form:
  3. Applications for positions of Project Associate – I, Project Associate – II and Senior Project Associate will undergo an initial scrutiny based on essential qualifications and age limit, and candidates who meet the same will have to write an online essay. Final shortlisting for online interview will be done considering marks obtained in the essay writing, NET/ GATE qualification, percentage of marks in Bachelors and Masters, specialization relevance in Masters, research experience (Publications, Paper Presented in Workshops/ Seminars/ Symposiums/ Conferences) and extracurricular activities (as per WII rules).
  4. Shortlisting for candidates to be called for online interview of applications for positions of Post-doctoral Fellow/ Project Scientist – I will be based on essential qualification, age limit, NET/ GATE qualification, percentage of marks in Bachelors and Masters, specialization relevance in Masters, research experience (Publications, Paper Presented in Workshops/ Seminars/ Symposiums/ Conferences) and extracurricular activities. They need not write the essay.
  5. Link to write the online essay will be shared with the short-listed candidates via email/ SMS. Time given to write the essay will be one hour and the essay will have to comprise of about 400 words. The topic will be from the following broad subjects: Ecology, Conservation Biology, Sampling techniques, Life Sciences, Conservation Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, GIS, Remote Sensing, Statistics, Road Ecology and their application in wildlife conservation and relevant conservation issues (100 marks). Candidates who have applied for multiple positions will attempt one essay only. Detailed instructions about the procedure will also be communicated via email to the shortlisted candidates.

Important dates:

Closing of online applicationSeptember 30, 2021 17:30 HRS
Online essay testOctober 11, 2021 11:00 HRS
Publication of interview shortlistDate(s) and link of the online interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates and uploaded on the WII website latest by October 22, 2021.
Online interview

General Terms and conditions:

  1. Incomplete applications/ application sent by post/ late applications are liable to be rejected.
  2. Mere fulfilment of the minimum advertised qualification and experience requirement DOES NOT automatically entitle an applicant to be called for online essay test / interview. The decision of the Institute in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of application, mode of selection will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained from any individual or his / her agency.
  3. All the steps of the recruitment process will be conducted by a duly constituted Selection Committee. However, if the number of applications received for a particular post(s) is large, then Institute reserves the right to lay down any criteria for the purpose of short listing of the candidates for interview
  4. All original documents/certificates must be produced at the time of joining for necessary verification.
  5. At the time of the verification of original documents or even after selection, if it is found that an attempt has been made by the applicant to wilfully conceal, misrepresent or canvass the facts, such applicant will not be considered for selection and due action will be taken.
  6. Relaxation in 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.1501282/2010-Estt. (D) dated 27.03.2012 as amended from time to time. However, the categories of upper age relaxations are as follows:
    1. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes up to 5 years.
    1. Other Backward Class (OBC) up to 3 years.
  7. The positions advertised are purely temporary/ contractual for the project period only and will stand abolished after completion of the project.
  8. The tenure in the project will be governed by the Institute’s rules and regulations.
  9. After announcement of the results, the candidate should join the project immediately.
  10. The Director WII, reserves the right to reject any candidature in view of incomplete information provided by the candidate or for any other reason thereof.

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