Dept. of Forestry – Advertisement for Project Positions

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Applications are invited from highly motivated eligible candidates for nine (09) temporary positions namely; Research Associates-I (02), Junior Research Fellows (02), Project Assistants (2) and Field Attendants (3) to carryout Major Research and Development Project (MRDP) entitled “Long-term ecological monitoring of forest plots in Mizoram, Northeast India” funded by Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) under Prof. Shri Kant Tripathi, Principal Investigator, Department of Forestry, Mizoram University. Appointments will be made initially for a period of one (01) year, which may be extended further upon satisfactory performance of the incumbent. The positions are co-terminus with the project or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Maximum duration of project is three (03) years.

Background of the project

Long term ecological research (LTER) stations will be established in Mizoram to collect ecological information on long-term changes in climate, vegetation dynamics including phenological observations, forest disturbance; comparison of community, population, and plant responses to disturbance; organic matter accumulation, decomposition and mineralization; element cycling, fine root dynamics and forest microbiology. Project aims to fill the gap of knowledge about impact of climate change on forest vegetation and society. It will help in developing climate resilient forest management plans and in solving the regional problem of forest degradation and its potential to serve the society on sustained basis for longer time. Further, the data will be useful in ecological restoration of disturb
sites.

Post: 01

Research Associate-I (Positions-02)

Essential qualification: The applicant should have M.Sc./M.Tech and Ph.D. in Forestry/Remote Sensing/ Environmental Science/ /Botany/Life Sciences.

Desirable: Energetic person with good analytical skills and capable of working independently having prior expertise in the field of data collection in plant ecology, taxonomy, biodiversity conservation, remote sensing & GIS application, ecological modeling (i.e. MaxEnt Model) and data analysis and interpretation, and litter decomposition and nutrient mineralization in forests of Indian Himalayan Region with proven record through published research papers are encouraged to apply. Field duties involve stay in the field for data collection and recording of ecological
events during active growth period.

Fellowship: Rs.47,000/- (Rupees forty-seven thousand) per month. In addition, 8% HRA as per rules will be admissible, if accommodation is not provided by the University.

Age limit: The upper age of the candidates is 35 years at the time of application. The upper age limit may be relaxed as per Government of India rules.

Post:02

Junior Research Fellow (Positions-02)

Essential qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech with a minimum of 55 % marks or equivalent CGPA in Forestry/ Environmental Science/ Botany/Life science/Ecology or any other relevant disciplines with NET/GATE.

Desirable: Energetic person with good analytical skills and capable of working independently and as part of a team in the field as well as in the laboratory are encouraged to apply. Field duties involve stay in the field for data collection and recording of ecological events during active growth period.

Fellowship: Rs. 31, 000/- (Rupees thirty-one thousand) per month for first and second year and Rs. 35,000 (Rupees Thirty-five thousand) for third year. In addition, 8% HRA will be admissibleas per Govt. of India rules, if
accommodation is not provided by the University.

Age limit: The upper age of the candidates is 28 years at the time of application. The upper age limit may be relaxed as per Government of India rules.

Post: 03

Project Assistant (Positions: 02)

Essential qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech with a minimum of 55 % marks or equivalent CGPA in Forestry/ Environmental Science/ Botany/Life science/Ecology.

Desirable: Energetic person with good analytical skills and capable of working both independently and as part of a team in the field as well as in the laboratory are encouraged to apply. Field duties involve long stay in the field for data collection and recording of ecological events during active growth period.

Fellowship: Rs. 20, 000/- (Rupees twenty thousand) only per month. In addition, 8% HRA will be admissibleas per Govt. of India rules, if accommodation is not provided by the University.

Age limit: The upper age of the candidates is 28 years at the time of application. The upper age limit may be relaxed as per Government of India rules.

Post: 04

Field Attendant (Positions: 03)

Essential qualification: B.Sc. with a minimum of 55 % marks or equivalent CGPA in Forestry/Environmental Science/ Botany/Ecology. However, person with higher qualifications will be preferred and are encouraged to apply.

Desirable: Energetic person with good analytical skills and capable of working in the field as well as in the laboratory who can assist and coordinate with the project staffs will be preferred. Person may be required to stay in the field for a longer time during the field data collection and recording of ecological events.

Fellowship: Rs. 18, 000/- (Rupees eighteen thousand) only per month. In addition, 8% HRA as per rules will be admissible, if accommodation is not provided by the University.

Highly motivated and interested candidates willing to work extensively in the field and laboratory, may send their application as per Annexure-I along with Curriculum Vitae in PDF and photocopies of all academic testimonials having proof of age, qualification, experience (if any), copy of publications (if any) etc. (PDF file) at e-mail: sktripathi_13@yahoo.com. Last date of submission of application form along with the required documents is
16th August, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated for personal interview for final selection. Mode of personal interview will be intimated to the shortlisted candidates only.

Note: All documents should be self-attested and should arrange in order as given below in a single PDF file. Minor relaxation in age may be considered in case of highly deserving candidates well suited for fulfilling the objectives of the project.

1. Curriculum Vitae (CV) duly signed
2. Birth certificate (Proof of Date of Birth)
3. Mark sheet and Certificate of 10class
4. Mark sheet and Certificate of 10+2class
5. Mark sheet and Certificate of B. Sc. degree
6. Mark sheet and Certificate of M. Sc. degree
7. Certificate of Ph. D. degree
8. Mark sheet and Certificate of any other Degrees andDiplomas
9. Experience certificate
10. No Objection Certificate, if applicable
11. Publications
12. Other relevant information

Note:
Those in employment or doing Ph.D. must submit ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the concerned employer/ Ph.D. Supervisor.

For further details, please contact:
Prof. Shri Kant Tripathi
Department of Forestry
Mizoram University, Aizawl – 796 004, Mizoram
E-mail: sktripathi_13@yahoo.com
Mobile: +91- 9436353773 / 8974157496

Last date : 16th August, 2020

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