Positions: NMHS funded research project

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the following position in National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) funded collaborative research project between Sikkim University (SU) and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE):

Title of the project: “Key ecosystem services and biodiversity components in socio-ecological landscapes of Darjeeling - Sikkim Himalaya: Deriving management & policy inputs and developing mountain biodiversity information system”

Name of the positions:

Positions No of positions Institutions Qualifications Remarks
*Research Associate: (Rs.40,000/- + HRA 8% per month) 02 Sikkim University (01) and ATREE, Gangtok (01) Ph.D. in Life Sciences/ Environmental Science/ Environmental management or allied disciplines Experience of working on biodiversity in mountain environment, working knowledge of GIS, ecological modelling, R, etc.
Junior Research Fellow: (JRF @ Rs.25,000/- + HRA 8% per month for first two years and RS.28,000/- + HRA 8% for third year subject to performance) 05 Sikkim University (03) and ATREE, Gangtok (02) First class Masters Degree in Zoology/ Life Sciences/ Environmental Science/ Environmental management or allied disciplines with NET Experience of working on biodiversity in mountain environment, working knowledge on GIS, ecological modelling, etc. Non-NET candidates can apply and will be considered as Junior Project Fellow (JPF). Fellowship for JPF will be as per the norms of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.
Communications and Database Assistant:[@ Rs.25,000/- per month (consolidated)] 02 Both positions tenable at ATREE, Gangtok B.Tech/MCA/M.Sc in Computer Science/ Engineering/ Information Technology Minimum of six months post qualification experience on web development and database
Field Assistant: Rs.10,000/- per month (consolidated) 07 Sikkim University (04)and ATREE, Gangtok (03) Intermediate (10+2) preferably in science. Educational qualifications may be relaxed for candidates with prior experience in assisting in the field studies and knowledge on biodiversity of the region  

Duration: Initially for one year but extendable upto three years or up to the termination of project whichever is earlier, subject to annual performance review.

How to apply: Interested candidates may send their application in the prescribed format through e-mail within 21 days of publication of this advertisement to:

1. Dr. Bhoj K. Acharya (PI), Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Sikkim University, Gangtok. Email: bkacharya@cus.ac.in

AND

2. Dr. Sarala Khaling (PI), Regional Director, ATREE- Eastern Himalaya/Northeast India Regional Office, Gangtok. Email: sarala.khaling@atree.org

*Applicants for RA position should send a short write-up highlighting experience in ecological research, skills (data analysis, scientific writing and communication), research interests, etc.

Due date: The application must reach the project PIs by email within 21 days of publication of this advertisement. This was published on 3rd April 2018.

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview through e-mail and no TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview at Gangtok. The selected candidates are expected to join immediately. RAs and Research/Project Fellows will be encouraged to enrol for higher degrees/qualifications.