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Job Vacancy for the Position of Research Assistant in the  Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme

Announcement of Vacancy for the Position of Research Assistant in the  Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme

Number of vacancies: One   

Position: Research Assistant  

Chief responsibilities: Liaison with the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) and network building activities.  

Last date to apply: 13 July 2020 

Project details:  

Position and responsibilities: We invite applications from suitable candidates for the position of Research Administrator for the Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) Programme on biodiversity and climate change. While this appointment is for a longer term position, we will offer an initial one-year contract to the successful applicant. The contract will be renewed depending on the performance of the candidate. This position demands that the candidate be a highly self-motivated, independent and enterprising individual who will fulfil the following responsibilities of this position:   

  1. Liaison with the Climate Change Division of the MoEFCC to take forward activities of the LTEO programme. 

  1. Ensure frequent and clear communication between LTEO Coordination Cell (at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)  and MoEFCC (at New Delhi) on administrative, financial and procedural matters. 

  1. Assist in organizing meetings, workshops and discussions involving the MoEFCC, State Forest Departments and LTEO Coordination Cell & Principal Investigators.   

  1. Any other tasks assigned by the Climate Change Division, MoEFCC.

Location: The position will be based at MoEFCC, New Delhi. 

Candidates must possess the following basic qualifications/skills:   

  • A Masters’ degree, preferably in the ecological sciences or a related subject.  

  • A minimum experience of 2 years.  

  • A demonstrable understanding of administration and management of projects.  

  • Ability to independently facilitate meetings and workshops, with attention to detail and planning.  

  • Excellent verbal communication skills in Hindi and English. 

Candidates with the following additional qualifications/skills will be preferred:  

  • Experience engaging with governmental agencies, particularly MoEFCC and State Forest Departments. 

  • Knowledge of governmental administrative and accounting procedures. 

Remuneration: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and work experience within the range of Rs. 35,000/- to Rs. 40,000/- per month.

How to apply:   

  • Submit a complete CV along with a cover letter (not exceeding one page) clearly conveying why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position.   

  • Provide the names of two referees along with their contact details in the CV. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified; interested individuals are therefore requested to apply immediately. Short listed candidates will be invited for a personal interview in July 2020

Please email your application  with the subject ‘Research Assistant’.

About CES  

The Centre for Ecological Sciences, founded in 1983 with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Forests offers exciting opportunities for research in a variety of areas in ecology. Over the past 25 years, and more, we have instilled a tradition of rigorous enquiry in diverse areas of ecology, evolution and behavior. Our projects are often integrative and we use multiple approaches from theoretical and laboratory studies to field-based research to explore our research questions. A number of our research areas are breaking new ground in ecology while others have significant roles in conservation.  

About LTEO  

The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change is launching the Long Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) Programme, a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, all India coordinated project, which will be led by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. In its first phase, the LTEO programme will monitor a range of themes and taxa across the Indian subcontinent including soil, forests, grasslands, invertebrates, fish, herpetofauna, birds, animal movement and marine ecosystems. The work will be initiated at 6 index sites representing different biomes including the Northwestern Arid Zone, Western Himalaya, Eastern Himalaya, Central India, Western Ghats and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The entire project will be managed by a Coordination Cell at the Indian Institute of Science.

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