IISER Kolkata JRF Opening - MSc Life Sciences & Botany Apply
"Exciting Job Opportunity for Nature Enthusiasts! Join the Biodiversity Revolution in Madhya Pradesh as a Junior Research Fellow!"

IISER Kolkata JRF Opening – MSc Life Sciences & Botany Apply

Junior Research Fellow (JRF) – Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Research

Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at IISER Kolkata for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Research in Madhya Pradesh. This job opportunity is part of the project on ‘Monitoring Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Ecosystem Enhancement under the Green India Mission’, funded by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The JRF will be responsible for carrying out field research and analysis on Plant Diversity and Ecosystem Services in the Forest Divisions of Madhya Pradesh.

Number of positions available: 1

Funding Agency: Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, Bhopal

Project PI: Dr Robert John Chandran, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata

Essential Qualifications: Master’s degree in Botany/ Forestry/ Environmental Sciences/ Ecology/ Life Sciences with a strong knowledge and orientation in plant ecology or field taxonomy. Minimum one year of field research experience in ecology or biodiversity (excluding M.Sc./M.Tech dissertation) is highly desirable. Ability for field taxonomy of plants and field work will be critical for the implementation of this project.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience in field ecological research over multiple years and multiple sites is desirable. Applicants who have

qualified CSIR/UGC NET-LS and/or GATE will be preferred.

Duration and Salary: Employment will be for a period of 9 months with a monthly consolidated salary of Rs. 31,000. Travel, accommodation, and food costs during fieldwork will be borne by the project.

Age limit: Not more than 32 years on the last date of application. Age relaxation will be as per GOI rules. Relaxation in age may be considered for exceptionally meritorious candidates.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV with personal and professional details, including a statement of suitability for the position, along with scanned mark sheets, certificates, and proof of work experience to [email protected]. Please include the subject line “Plant Biodiversity JRF”. The last date for receiving applications is 7th November 2023, 11:59 p.m. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an online interaction and further shortlisted for a formal interview.

Terms and Conditions

  • Selected candidates will undertake exhaustive fieldwork for several months at a stretch.
  • The project is ongoing, and selected candidates are expected to join immediately after selection.
  • All posts are purely temporary and contractual in nature.
  • The number of candidates to be shortlisted will be decided based on the received applications. Fulfillment of eligibility criteria does not guarantee a call for an interview.
  • The appointment of the candidate will be governed by the terms and conditions of the said project of the funding agency.

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