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Bioinformatics Summer Internship 2024 With Hands-On-Training + Project / Dissertation - 30 Days, 3 Months & 6 Months Duration

ZSI Vacancies Bioinformatics Life Sciences – Attend Walk-In-Interview

ZSI Vacancies Bioinformatics Life Sciences. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053
Website: www.zsi.gov.in


Contractual Recruitment of 30 Research Personnel under NMHS funded Project

Applications are invited for the post of 30 project personnel (details are given in Annexure 1) purely on a contractual basis (Indian national only) initially for one year from the date of engagement but likely extendable up to three years based on the candidate’s performance, under the project. The positions being offered are strictly temporary/contractual and coterminous with the project.

Project Name: Conservation of Threatened Mammalian Fauna of the Indian Himalayan Region Through Scaling Up Long-Term Monitoring, Securing Corridors, and Capacity Building

LAST DATE OF APPLICATION: 22nd April, 2024; 5:00 PM IST

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates are requested to submit completed applications as per prescribed format [Annexure 2] accompanied by self-attested copies of educational certificates, research experience documentation, proof of date of birth, and copies of all examination mark sheets. If currently employed, applicants should also provide

a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their current employer. Hard copy of applications should be sent via Speed Post/Registered Post to the Director, Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, 700053, West Bengal on or before 22.04.2024, clearly indicating “Application for the post of RA-III/RA-I/JRF/JRA/FA under the NMHS funded project’ on the envelope. An advance copy of application also be submitted through a google form [Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzJuQ45I1Likfiqzqe-lAmayG3G_qNGB72Z_VNlRlnNdikw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0]

PLACE OF WORK: The selected candidates will be required to undertake extensive travel to various regions, including (Chamba, Lahual-Spiti) Himachal Pradesh, (Pithoragarh, Uttarkashi) Uttarakhand, (East, West District) Sikkim, (Darjeeling) North Bengal, (South Garo Hills) Meghalaya and (East Siang, West Kameng, Tawang district) Arunachal Pradesh, as well as other locations as per the project needs, including headquarters in Kolkata. Travel assignments may involve extensive field trips to remote localities of the IHR.

BRIEF ABOUT THE PROJECT: The Himalayas is the world’s youngest, arguably most vulnerable and unstable mountain system and occupies a unique place in the mountainous ecosystems of the globe. Himalayan region also holds diverse faunal species which are continuously threatened due to several developmental activities, habitat loss and climate change. Therefore, understanding faunal resources and their response to anthropogenic pressure, climatic conditions is crucial for the effective conservation and management. The proposed project aims to address the pressing challenges faced by threatened mammals of the Indian Himalayan region (IHR) through a comprehensive and strategic approach.


  1. Revisiting the permanent monitoring plots marked in the previous project and extend to previously unexplored regions of the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) to gain a comprehensive understanding of the distribution and status of threatened mammals of the IHR.
  2. Himalayan biodiversity Corridors: identifying and establishing ecological networks for Long-Term Conservation of threatened faunal species and redistribution assessment of flagship and keystone species under climate change scenario.
  3. Evaluating behavioral changes, habitat use patterns and ecology of Himalayan black and brown bear in Chamba-Lahaul landscape of Western Himalayas in response to climate change for human-bear conflict mitigation planning.
  4. Investigating the genetic composition of targeted/ conservation priority large mammals to understand impacts of anthropogenic changes, climatic conditions using landscape genetics, shedding light on their potential resilience to climate change.
  5. Evaluating the effectiveness of Protected Areas network in biodiversity conservation in five Himalayan states and creation of a cadre of trained task force on wildlife monitoring, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, and partnership development among the stakeholders.


  1. The interview for candidate selection will be conducted in OFFLINE MODE ONLY at three locations mentioned in point no. 2 below. Applicants must indicate their preferred interview location choices (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) in the application form given in point No. 9 under Place of Interview.
  2. The interview will be held for the selection of candidates in three places: 1. Zoological Survey of India, Headquarter, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700 053, West Bengal 2. Northern Regional Centre of Zoological Survey of India, Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun-248001 Uttarakhand and 3. North Eastern Regional Centre. Zoological Survey of India. Risa Colony, Shillong-793003, Meghalaya. The date and time of Interview will be separately communicated to the shortlisted candidates.
  3. Candidates also have to fill the application through online google form before the last date of application using the link provided in the advertisement provided.
  4. Candidates for all positions will undergo screening, and only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview. Selection will be based on interview performance and merit. Meeting the prescribed qualifications does not guarantee an interview invitation. Any attempt to conceal, misrepresent, or canvas facts will result in disqualification.
  5. Selected candidates will be posted anywhere as per project requirements and must join within two weeks of selection.
  6. The application form is available for download on the Zoological Survey of India website: https://zsi.gov.in/advertisement.
  7. Shortlisted candidates must bring filled application forms and self-attested copies of documents during the interview for the verification.
  8. Appointments are on a contractual basis for one year initially, and likely extendable based on project candidate performance up to three years.
  9. No TA/DA will be provided for attending the interview.
  10. Incomplete or misrepresented applications will not be considered.
  11. No employment, paid or honorary, is permitted during the project tenure.
  12. Candidates currently employed must provide a ‘No Objection Certificate’ at the time of interview.
  13. The Director, of the Zoological Survey of India reserves the right to decrease the number of posts in different categories and also the selection or rejection of a candidature including cancellation of the advertisement without assigning any reason. Director, Zoological Survey of India Annexure 1


Post I

Position: Research Associate-III (RA-III)

Nos: 2

Monthly Emoluments*: Rs 54,000/- plus HRA (27%) as per NMHS norms

Essential Qualification: PhD in Zoology/Wildlife Science / Life Sciences or Equivalent degree from a recognized University.


  • Minimum three years of fieldwork in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) focusing on mammals.
  • Expertise in using advance tools and methods in GIS, remote sensing, landscape ecology and other wildlife techniques.
  • Experience in study designing and coordinating projects, managing multi-disciplinary project teams, and overseeing field data collection.
  • Minimum 5 papers in peer-reviewed SCI indexed & high impact International Journals in relevant field.

Maximum Age (Years)#: 40

Work Description: Contribute to the study design and development of research protocols for long-term monitoring of threatened mammalian species using both ecological and genetics based findings. Overall data collection, capacity building program including field surveys, camera trapping, radio collaring, specimen sampling, manage and organize large datasets. Additionally, have to conduct statistical analyses and contribute to the interpretation of research findings under the project. Publication of research articles and reports. Coordination and overall supervision with other research personnel in project.

Post II

Position: Research Associate-I (RA-I)

Nos: 5

Monthly Emoluments*: Rs 47,000/- + HRA (27%) as per NMHS norms

Essential Qualification: PhD in Zoology/Wildlife Science/Geoinformatics/(with master in life science)/Biotechnology/Conservati on genetics/Genomics/Bioinformatics or Equivalent degree from a recognized University. Or Candidates who have submitted PhD thesis in above subjects are also eligible to apply and will be considered as Senior Research Fellow until the PhD is awarded.

Desirable Qualification:

  • Demonstrated fieldwork experience in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) focusing on mammals.
  • Proficiency in spatial, statistical, and ecological analysis using R, Python, and GIS platforms.
  • At least 3 papers in peer-reviewed SCI index International Journals in relevant field.
  • Out of 5 RA-I one RA-I position is fixed for candidates with specialization in Conservation Genetics/Genomics. Proficiency in molecular biology techniques, including next-generation sequencing, and familiarity with various pipelines used in whole

Maximum Age (Years)#: 35

Work Description: The RA-I is required to participate in project activities as per their specialization. The RAs will be responsible for overall execution of field and lab based research activities which includes data collection, capacity building programs, data analysis, report writing and extensive field survey in high altitude of Himalayas. Coordination with project PIs and other research personal in project. genome sequencing (WGS), metagenomics, and metabarcoding.

Post III

Position: Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Nos: 8

Monthly Emoluments*: Rs. 31,000/- + HRA (27%) as per NMHS norms for candidates qualified CSIR/UGC NET, GATE, or any other national level examination Or Candidates not falling into the above category will be paid Rs. 20,000/- + HRA per month as per the NMHS norms.

Essential Qualification: Master’s degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in Zoology/Wildlife Science/Bioinformatics, Life Sciences, or Equivalent degree from a UGC recognized University.

Desirable Qualification

  • Minimum 1 year of research experience in conducting field Surveys/Conservation genetics.
  • Experience in data collection through basic field techniques viz., camera trapping, sign surveys, questionnaire surveys, and vegetation sampling.
  • Knowledge of molecular techniques.
  • Experience in using statistical software such as R programs, and statistical data analysis (Species distribution modeling, Occupancy modeling, GLM, etc) as well as in experience in GIS and remote sensing methods.
  • Proficiency in scientific writing.

Maximum Age (Years)#: 28

Work Description: The candidates will be required to conduct field surveys in the IHR to collect data on mammals of the Indian Himalayan Regions. Candidates will also assist in data entry, data analysis, article & and report writing, and undertake any other tasks assigned by the PI under the project.

Post IV

Position: Junior Project Fellow (JPF)

Nos: 12

Monthly Emoluments*: Rs 20,000/- plus HRA (27%) following the NMHS norms

Essential Qualification: Master’s degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in Zoology/Wildlife Science/ Life Sciences or Equivalent degree from a UGC recognized University.

Desirable Qualification:

Prior experience in field survey and data collection, familiar with molecular genetics tools in conservation biology, proficiency in MS Office, and basic knowledge of statistical analysis.

Maximum Age (Years)#: 28

Work Description: The candidates will conduct field surveys in the IHR to collect data on different vertebrate fauna. Candidates will also assist in data entry, analysis, and all other related works assigned.

# – Upper age limit may be relaxed as per Government of India rules and regulations for SC/OBC/ST candidates.; * JRF and JFP will promoted to SRF and SFP respectively
after completion of two years and fellowship will be given as per the norms.

Download the application format here

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