Positions: Research Associates, Junior Research Fellows and Field Assistants (Job Code: NEBR-2018-04-18_12-19)

ATREE invites applications for one Research Associate, two Junior Research Fellows and two Field Assistants for a project 'Mapping ecosystems of the Northeast and Quantitative assessment and mapping of plant diversity and biological resources in Sikkim Himalaya. The project is funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi. The multi-partnership research project covers biosystematic & ecology studies of flowering and non-flowering plants, selected animal groups and documenting biological resources across the states of NE region that harbour two global hotspots of biodiversity.

Project Research staff are expected to curate the taxonomy and quantitative data of plants, biological resources, mapping their distribution patterns, write reports and prepare articles for peer-reviewed journals and reach-out to society through various media including Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), DBT web portal. JRFs will be facilitated to register for PhD degree. We strongly encourage applicants from Northeast region states of India. The candidates should be self-driven, highly motivated and willing to undertake extensive fieldwork in remote field sites in the entire Northeast region.

Research Position: Research Associate (one)

Emoluments: Rs. 38000/- + 30% HRA for all three years, strictly as per DST guidelines*

Essential qualifications :

  • PhD in Remote Sensing / Geomatics / Geography / Environmental Science/ Natural resources management or closely related field
  • Experience in GIS/RS software such as ERDAS Imagine, Idrisi, QGIS & ArcGIS.
  • Experience with SQL, Python or R.

Preferable Qualification

  • Experience in automated image processing and analysis through custom scripts and applications (i.e. Python or R).
  • Experience in ArcGIS models and scripting.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary research teams

The candidate is required to provide complete services and assistance in:

  • Geospatial database development and management.
  • Conducting geospatial analysis for various research activities such as land cover mapping, modelling, image processing etc.
  • Assistance in training and outreach activities of the project, preparation of reports, manuscripts & organizing workshops

Research Position: Junior Research Fellow – (two):
Emoluments: Rs. 25,000/- + 10% HRA for 1st and 2nd year and Senior Research Fellow Rs, 28000/- + 10% HRA for the 3rd year, strictly as per DST guidelines*

Essential qualifications:

  • Post Graduate degree (MSc in Ecology, Botany, Forestry and allied subjects) with CSIR-NET qualification.
  • A strong aptitude towards biosystematics and Ecology and good analytical skills
  • Good oral communication and writing skills.
  • Highly motivated for carrying out fieldwork in tough & remote conditions.

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of any local languages of NE Indian region.
  • Communication and computer skills including databases and web portals
  • Commitment to high standards and have the ability to analyze data and be capable of working both independently and as part of a team

Research Position -Field Assistants (two)
Emoluments: Rs.10,000/- month fixed Strictly as per DST guidelines*
Essential Qualifications:
SSLC & with a keen interest in Field biology
Fluent in any local languages of NE India region & Hindi/English
Highly motivated for field work, preferably from NE region and familiarity with the landscape, Basic computer skills

Interested candidates should send their applications along with their CV and contact details of two referees within 15 days of the publication of this advertisement to hr@atree.org The subject line should say ‘Mapping ecosystems, Bioresources and Quantification Project’. Selections will be done based on an interview of shortlisted candidates.

Note: Please do quote the job code (given with the title) without fail in the email subject. Applications not quoting the job code might not be considered for further processing.

For more information please contact rganesan@atree.org
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur Post, Bangalore - 560 064, India.
Ph: (O)+91-80-23635555, Email. info@atree.org