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IIT Gandhinagar Life Sciences JRF Vacancies – MSc & PhD Apply

MSc & PhD Botany/Zoology and Life Sciences candidates are encouraged to apply for a Research Associate & Junior Research Fellow vacancies at IIT Gandhinagar. RA & JRF Vacancies for msc & phd life sciences candidates at IIT. Interested and eligible candidates apply. IIT Gandhinagar hiring for research positions as per the details are given below:

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Name & No. of the Post: 1 RA and 11 JRF

Name of the Project: “Establishing the State Climate Change Centre (SCCC) in the State of Gujarat”

This multidisciplinary project has the following major focus areas:

(i) Water Resources
(ii) Agriculture
(iii) Forests and Biodiversity
(iv) Urban Development
(v) Health
(vi) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
(vii) Sea-level Rise and Coastal Infrastructure.

The study of vulnerable communities is a cross-cutting issue to be dealt with in all the study areas.

The project activities will be jointly carried out at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) and Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation, Gandhinagar.  Because this is a multidisciplinary project, applicants will have the opportunity to socialize with faculty members and researchers with specialisation in various aspects of climate change and its consequences.

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Duration: Total project duration is five years. All positions will be for a one-year duration, which is extended up to a maximum length of two, three or five years on the basis of satisfactory performance and access to the project fund.

Essential qualifications, maximum duration and wages for the positions are defined in the attached sheet.

Responsibilities and Duties: RA will be responsible for monitoring the overall progress of the project and may also contribute significantly to at least one of the major focus areas. JRF will work in 1 particular focus area of the project. It’s expected that RA and JRFs will interact and assist each other to achieve the desired results in this multidisciplinary project. The project work will provide a fantastic learning opportunity to all JRFs to understand various aspects of climate change impacts.


Post I

Name of the Post: Research Associate

Duration: 5 years

Area of Work: RA – Forestry and B/D Additional Responsibility: Sectoral coordination and
integration of works of research Assist GEER F in Other Works sanctioned

Essential Qualification: PhD in Climate Change/ Envt Sci/ Ecology/ Wildlife Sci/ Forestry/ Botany/ Zoology/ Envt Eng/ Hydrology/ Earth Sci or related area ORMin. 3 years of relevant research experience after MTech/ME/MSc in above-mentioned fields with at least one research paper in Science Citation lndexed (SCI) journal.

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Additional Qualifications: Candidates with skills of good research writing, the experience of field surveys, statistical analysis, sectoral field knowledge about Gujarat, management and coordination skills will be preferred.

Post II

Name of the Post: Junior Research Fellow

Duration: 2 years

Area of Work: JRF – Forest &Biodiversity Sector

Essential Qualification: MSc in Ecology/ Wildlife Sci/ Forestry/ Botany/ Zoology/ Life Science or equivalent with valid GATE/ NET cards OR selected through a valid national level
examinations conducted by various GoI level scientific / research institutes

Additional Qualifications: Good at research report writing, ecological survey
techniques, field knowledge, data handling and analysis

Salary: Interested applicants are encouraged to send their CV to Dr Vikrant Jain, Professor, Earth Sciences ([email protected]) before 20th July 2019. JRF Candidates should mention their area of interest out of the major focus of the research project. They might also cite more than 1 research area if they meet the requirements for the same. Shortlisted candidates will be informed and called for an interview which will be held at IIT Gandhinagar or through Skype. Please, note that no TA/DA is going to be compensated for attending the interview.

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