Govt Research Associate Post @ National Institute of Advanced Studies
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Govt Research Associate Post @ National Institute of Advanced Studies

PhD Research Associate opportunity for eligible and interested candidates at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. NIAS, Bengaluru jobs for phd candidates. PhD candidates apply for research assocate positions at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) as per the details given below:

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National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and set up in 1988 by the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata, who had sought to create an institution to conduct advanced multidisciplinary research. Housed in a scenic green campus at Bangalore, the Institute functions as a forum to bring together people 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, leaders and managers who’d respond to the complex challenges that face contemporary India and global society, together with insight, sensitivity, commitment and confidence. For further information: www.nias.res.in

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About the Project:

The project aims to understand the drivers of human primate conflict in India, more especially factors that cause the initiation of conflict, both the spatial and temporal patterns of continuing conflict, best practices to mitigate conflict and human social factors that encourage coexistence between humans and primates.

Title of Position: Research Associate -I

Job Description: The Research Associate will design, conduct and analyze studies on primate ecology and behaviour and human-primate interactions, and supervise, mentor and train research fellows and interns working in the project. Moreover, the Research Associate will also assist with the implementation of conflict mitigation strategies as well as the publication of results from the project.

Qualifications:

i. Degrees: The candidate should have a PhD degree in Ecology/Environmental Science /Wildlife Biology or a related area or ought to have submitted his/her PhD thesis in any of these areas.

ii. Research experiences: Experience in studying primate behaviour would be desirable.

iii. Past work experience: Familiarity with R and knowledge of applied ecological Statistics and/or primate conflict mitigation strategies would be desired.

Mode of Application:

Interested applicants must submit their curriculum vitae electronically combined with the Following documents:-

1. Covering letter
2. Statement of Purpose
3. Copy of degree certificate
4. PDF copies of minimally 2 publications/writing samples
5. Name, email and address ID of four referees

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Short-listed candidates are going to Be encouraged to NIAS for a presentation followed by an interview. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and comparable to other Premier institutions in the country.

The applications should be addressed to:

Sindhu Radhakrishna
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore-560, 012, India
E-mail: sindhu.radhakrishna@gmail.com

The deadline for receiving applications is December 10, 2018.

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