Junior Research Fellows (2 positions)

Project: Nature Conservation Foundation invites applications for two Junior Research Fellows in the National Mission for Himalayan Studies project 'Dynamics of Himalayan ecosystem and its impact under changing climate scenario in Western Himalaya'.

Job Profile: The selected persons will be required to quantify bird communities along altitudinal gradients using standard field protocols and also engage with local communities to promote long-term citizen science programmes for monitoring bird and plant communities.The selected candidates will also need to engage with developing and analyzing the Himalayan bird species diversity database.

Location : Uttarakhand (1 position) and Ladakh (1 position)

Project period: 3 years

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Masters degree in Ecology/Wildlife/Life Sciences/Forestry preferably with NET as per UGC norms. Preference will be given to candidates having familiarity with Himalayan birds and experience in carrying out bird surveys, and quantitative data analytical skills. Candidates should be well-versed in communicating in Hindi/Ladakhi.

Remuneration: Rs. 25,000/- + HRA per month (with NET qualification), Rs. 16,000 + HRA per month (without NET qualification).

To apply: Send (1) CV and (2) a one-page statement of purpose indicating why the candidate wants to join this project via email to raman@ncf-india.org with subject line as 'NMHS application'. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a committee.

Last date of receiving applications: 31 March 2017

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