Position open for Coordinator, Ecoinformatics Lab. Apply by 30 June 2013.

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Position: Coordinator, Ecoinformatics Lab
Location: Bengaluru
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) is a research organization with a focus on the application of science to conservation of nature, management of natural resources and sustainable development. We invite applications for the position of Coordinator, Ecoinformatics Lab.

Coordinator, Ecoinformatics Lab
ATREE’s Ecoinformatics Lab provides spatial data and analytical support for the social, ecological and interdisciplinary research and outreach activities conducted at ATREE. The lab also actively collaborates with researchers within and outside ATREE to build publicly accessible spatial information systems about India's environment. The Coordinator performs the following functions:


  • Actively be involved in the conceptual and technical development of web based, publicly accessible spatial environmental information systems
  • Advise ATREE faculty and students in the RS/GIS techniques to be used in their research
  • Provide inputs to research reports, journal articles, and other scientific manuscripts and presentations to disseminate research results
  • Develop suitable study material, organize and teach short courses on RS and GIS techniques in environmental conservation for environmental professionals, research/ college / school students, ATREE staff and interns
  • Perform GIS and Remote Sensing (RS) activities required by various projects along with other team members; ensure quality and timely delivery of required outputs
  • Oversee the collection, compilation, maintenance and distribution of the GIS/RS data and metadata
  • Manage the data, equipment, and financial resources available to the Lab
  • Perform other related assignments as required

Qualification, experience and emoluments
Master’s degree with minimum of 5 years of technical experience and some managerial experience. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with demonstrated experience.

Skills - Essential

  • Sound understanding of the principles of RS/GIS technologies and their applications in environmental research and conservation
  • Extensive experience in GIS/RS software such as Idrisi, ERDAS Imagine, and ArcGIS.
  • Good knowledge about various spatial data sources and their availability
  • Familiarity with the implementation of Open Source WebGIS systems
  • Ability to manage teams

Skills - Desirable

  • Experience in software such as E-cognition, QGIS and GRASS
  • Software programming and database management skills

ATREE fosters diversity and gender equity at the work place. Women and persons from underprivileged groups are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit your detailed curriculum vitae mentioning the position name in the subject head of your mail. Please send your applications to hr@atree.org. The last date for receiving applications is June 30, 2013.

Online applications are preferred, but if sending by post, please submit your application to:
The Human Resource Officer
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Royal Enclave, Sriramapura, Jakkur P. O. Bengaluru 560 064

Tel: +91 (80) 2363-5555, Fax: 2353-0070
E-mail: hr@atree.org