The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is a premier autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, in the field of wildlife research, training and management.
Job Titles And Number of Vacancies : Project Fellow (Three), Project Assistant (One) and Project Interns (Two)
Project Title : Tiger Recovery Strategy and Long-term Monitoring in Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra
Duration : One year
Eligibility : Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences/ Biological Sciences/ Veterinary Science/ Geography/ Geo-informatics/ Social Sciences, Statistics, Commerce and Arts from a recognized university.
Desirable: Experience/interest in (a) Occupancy sampling, (b) Camera trapping, (c) Spatial analysis using Remote Sensing and GIS tools; (d) Vegetation quantification and nutrient analyses; (e) Radio-telemetry; (f) Socioeconomic survey for participatory management and ecosystem services; (g) Data management and statistical analyses; (f) Biotechnology and endocrinology.
Project Fellow 1: Occupancy sampling of large carnivores and other relevant species; Capture-recapture based population estimation and monitoring, involving deployment of camera traps; Food habit analyses; Assessment of carrying capacity and population viability analyses; Study human-wildlife interface issues including livestock grazing and resource use by people, towards social acceptance/non-acceptance for tiger recovery efforts.
Project Fellow 2: Assessment of prey base and habitat quality looking into macro-micro scale habitat features; Line transect sampling in multiple spatial and temporal scales and study ungulate-vegetation relationship; Quantification of forage availability and quality; Evaluation of vegetation responses in the relocated village sites over spatial and temporal scales;
Project Fellow 3: Spatial data management involving Remote Sensing and GIS analyses for land use characterization, change detection, mapping of various resource availability; Undertake analyses of landscape permeability/connectivity and spatial prioritization analyses; Socio-economic analyses; Assessment of ecosystem service; Conduct of stakeholder analyses and develop landscape conservation action plan.
Project Assistant (Office): Support in day-to-day project management at WII and liaise with field team for information flow, data entry, feedback and report submission.
Project Intern 1: Support field data collection for social survey looking into local people perception and interface issues.
Project Intern 2: Support field data collection in camera trapping, line transect sampling and ground-truthing for RS and GIS analyses.
Age Limit: Shall not be more than 28 years. The upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as per Government of India rules
- Project Fellow: Rs. 25,000 + HRA/Month
- Project Assistant: Rs. 15,000/Month
- Project Intern: Rs. 8,000/Month
How to Apply: Application in the prescribed format, duly signed and accompanied by self attested copies of documents on educational qualifications, research experience, UGC/CSIR/GATE certificate (if any), extracurricular activities, date of birth, mark sheets of all examinations, community certificate (if sought relaxation as per Government of India rules), etc., should reach Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun. It should be addressed to Nodal Officer, Externally Funded Project, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand.
The candidates will be selected based on Application Screening, followed by Interview in Person or by Skype (optionally) on 15th November 2016. Short-listed candidates will be informed by email for Interview in Person or Skype.
Deadline: 7 November 2016