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MoEF&CC SACON Life Sciences Research Biologists Recruitment

MoEF&CC SACON Life Sciences Research Biologists Recruitment. MSc Zoology/ Life Science/ Biotechnology/ Biological Sciences Research Biologist job openings. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

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Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History
Moongilpallam, Anaikatty (PO), Coimbatore – 641108, Tamil Nadu. (https://www.sacon.in)
Advt. No. SACON/RES/RCTMT-ADVT-02/2021
Vacancy for Research Personnel under Projects

Application deadline: 18-Oct-2021 Walk-in-Interview: second week of November 2021

Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, invites applications to engage research personnel (Indian national only), on a purely temporary basis (initially for 06 months) for its various research projects envisaged under the policy framework of ‘Visionary Perspective Plan (VPP) for the Conservation of Avian diversity, their Ecosystems, Habitats & Landscapes in the Country’. The selection will be through Written-test/ Walk-in-Interview, as applicable, to be conducted at SACONCoimbatore, for the duly shortlisted candidates, during the second week of November 2021 (The exact date will be intimated to the shortlisted candidates by e-mail).

Details of the available positions under various projects and application procedures

are given below.

ASSESS THE ASSOCIATION OF AVIFAUNA WITH ROCKY TIDE POOL ECOSYSTEMS ALONG THE INDIAN COAST [Duration: 06 months (Likely to continue)].

Post I

JUNIOR RESEARCH BIOLOGIST (JRB) – 01 POSITION

Essential Qualifications

  1. Masters’ degree with minimum 55% marks in Zoology/ Life Science/ Environmental Science/ Biotechnology.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Minimum of three months of field and lab-related M.Sc./ project work with dissertation,
  2. Experience in Molecular work
  3. Certificate course in Ornithology/ Field biology,
  4. Excellent communication skills in English and Hindi.

Age – Shall not exceed 28 years on the application deadline (18 October 2021).

Fellowship – ₹ Rs 31,000 + HRA

Description of Work – Sampling of marine water, flora, and fauna from the select rocky tide pools, identification of species, conducting molecular work in the laboratory, compilation of Data and analysis.

Post II

SENIOR RESEARCH BIOLOGIST (SRB) – 01 POSITION

Essential Qualifications

  1. Masters’ degree with minimum 55% marks in Zoology/ Life Science/ Environmental Science/ Biotechnology.
  2. Minimum of one research publication in peer-reviewed SCOPUS/ SCI index journal.
  3. Minimum two years experience in a related research field.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Experience in marine ecology.
  2. Experience or Certificate course in Identification of Plankton/ Benthos.

Age – Shall not exceed 32 years on the application deadline (18 October 2021).

Fellowship – ₹ Rs 35,000 + HRA

Description of Work – Coordinate with the PI and the team regarding the sampling of marine water, flora and fauna samples from the select rocky tide pools. Undertake identification of species. Conduct molecular work in the laboratory. Compilation of Data and analysis. Help the PI in periodic report writing.

GENETIC DIVERSITY AND PHYLOGEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS OF HOUSE SPARROW (PASSER DOMESTICUS) FROM SELECT LANDSCAPES IN INDIA [Duration: 06 Months (Likely to continue)].

JUNIOR RESEARCH BIOLOGIST (JRB) – 04 POSITIONS

Essential Qualifications

JRB (Field Study) – Masters’ degree with minimum 55% marks in Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Environmental Sciences/ Biological Sciences/ Wildlife Science or any other related subject from a recognized University.

JRB (Genetics Work) – Masters’ degree with minimum 55% marks in Biotechnology/ Biological Science/ Life Science/ Genetics/ Forensic Science/ Genetic Engineering or any other related subject from a recognized University.

Desirable Qualifications

JRB (Field Study) – The researcher should have skills in bird identification and some knowledge of their vocalizations. Familiarity with mist-netting birds. Should be ready to spend considerably long stretches of time in travelling and staying in the remote places of different states.

JRB (Genetics Work) – The researcher should have skills in the collection of biological samples and genetic analysis including DNA extraction, PCR and DNA sequencing. Willing to travel to remote places in different states for the collection of biological samples.

Age – Shall not exceed 28 years on the application deadline (18 October 2021).

Fellowship – ₹ Rs 31,000 + HRA

Description of Work

JRB (Field Study) – The task in the field would primarily involve collecting information on House sparrows, use mist nets to trap birds and collect biological samples, behavioural and ecological data, analysing them and write reports under the supervision of the PI(s).

JRB (Genetics Work) – Collect and analyze biological samples from the field for genetic study including DNA extraction, PCR and DNA sequencing, data analysis and writing reports under the supervision of the PI(s)

How to Apply

  • The application should be submitted in the prescribed format. The format can also be downloaded from the link (http://www.sacon.in/careers/)
  • Interested candidates, who fulfil all essential qualifications are required to submit the scanned/ PDF copy of the duly filled application form in PDF format, by email with a subject line mentioning the name of the respective project and position applied to [email protected] with a CC to [email protected] latest by 1700Hrs on 18-Oct-2021.
  • The PDF file of the filled-in Application form should be accompanied by scanned copies of all supporting documents and testimonials as a second PDF file, with all the proofs of educational qualifications in chronological order (starting from the most recent one) followed by other documents also in chronological order.
  • Each application form should be complete along with copies of testimonials of essential and desirable qualifications, research experience, date of birth, community, extracurricular activities etc. Please do NOT send hard copies of the application forms.
  • Applicants for Junior and Senior Research Biologist positions will have to clear a written test to qualify for the walk-in-interview. The Exam will comprise objective type multiple choice questions and an essay type question to assess the subject knowledge and language skills at the PG level.
  • The candidates shortlisted after scrutiny of applications will be called for a written test/
  • Interview at SACON, Coimbatore likely to be conducted at SACON by the second week of November 2021. (Exact dates will be intimated to the shortlisted candidates).
  • The candidates will have to attend the test/ interview at their own cost.
  • Candidates should report to the venue at 09.00 AM on the date of written test/interview for registration and should submit the hard copies of the filled-in application forms with recent passport-size photograph affixed, along with self-attested true copies of supporting documents for educational qualifications, research experience, date of birth, community, extracurricular activities etc.
  • All original documents should also be produced for verification before the interview.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Candidates applying for the above positions should possess all the essential Qualifications (with originals of supporting documents) as of the date of interview.
  2. A candidate can apply for a maximum of two advertised positions only. Candidates applying for two advertised positions should submit separate sets of filled-in application forms along with photocopies of all testimonials.
  3. The upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Women/Physically Challenged categories as per applicable Central Government norms.
  4. Selected candidates will be engaged initially for a period mentioned against the advertised position. Subsequently his/her tenure may be extended at the sole discretion of the Centre depending upon the requirement of the project and satisfactory performance of the candidate.
  5. Selected candidates may be allowed hostel accommodation at SACON as per the availability.
  6. Other allowances and benefits to the research personnel will be admissible as per the rules.
  7. Candidates should report to the venue at 09.00 AM on the day of the test/interview with all original certificates.
  8. Canvassing in any form is liable to the rejection of the candidature.
  9. The Centre will not provide accommodation for candidates appearing for the test/interview.
  10. This advertisement and application format are available at the Website www.sacon.in.
  11. Applications received after the stipulated last date or not in the prescribed format or without essential qualifications or wrong information will be summarily rejected.
  12. Selected candidates are expected to join IMMEDIATELY as the projects have a very tight timeline.
  13. Selected candidates are expected to be FULLY vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of joining.

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