Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow for Forest Dynamics Research in the Long-Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programmeMon, 2021-08-02 16:20
- Ability to independently facilitate meetings and attention to detail and planning.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English as demonstrated in scientific publications.
- Quantitative skills including study design and statistical analysis in R (preferably) or other tools.
Candidates with the following additional qualifications/skills will be preferred:
- Experience with field work at multiple sites.
Remuneration: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and work experience within the range of Rs.50,000/- to Rs. 60,000/- per month (in accordance with GOI PDF scales).
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 virtual or in-person interviews in September 2021.
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.
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.