MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST & CLIMATE CHANGE-ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA (ZSI)-Recruitment for 33 Various Positions | Last Date-15/02/2018

Organization Name :

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST & CLIMATE CHANGE

Advertisement No :

No. F.No. 229-12(LG)/2017– Tech.

Name of the Post :

  1. Research Associate (RA-I) – 6 Posts
  2. Junior Research Fellows (JRF) – 8 Posts
  3. Junior Project Assistants (JRA) – 6 Posts
  4. Field Assistants – 12 Posts
  5. Research Associate (RA-III) – 1 Post

Job Description :

Applications are invited for the purely temporary posts of 01 RA-III, 06 RA-I, 08 JRFs, 06 JRAs and 12 Field Assistants, initially for one year but extendable maximum upto three years based on performance and requirement in ZSI, under the project entitled ‘Conservation of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Indian Himalayan Region through Long-term Monitoring and capacity Building’ funded by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India through National Mission of Himalayan Studies

Job requirements:

1. Molecular Study and DNA Barcoding- Sequencing and DNA barcoding Himalayan fauna
2. Capacity Building and Awareness- Different activities with local communities to create awareness
on conservation of threatened species in Himalayas, Multi-stakeholders National Level Workshops,
Multi-Stakeholders State Level Workshops (in 5 States) with State Forest Departments, Community
engagement through local workshops, street plays etc. for local people to educate them on
importance of threatened species and how to monitor and report them, need assessment survey in
each study sites for knowledge gap analysis,
3.Organizing capacity building workshop (Level A, for forest staff, participants from
Institutions/colleges, local NGOs in each study sites every year refresher training from 2nd year
onwards,
4. Preparation of Training materials for level A participants, Organizing capacity building workshop
(Level B>, for enforcement agencies and other government line departments-1 batch in each studysites every year, refresher training from 2nd year onwards, Training materials for Level B
participants (n=180), Pre and Post training evaluation in all study sites.

Place of Work:

The selected candidates (RAs, JRFs, JRAs, FAs) will have to travel extensively in
the Lahaul & Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh, Trans Himalayas, Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand,
Western Himalayas, East Sikkim District, Sikkim, Central Himalayas, Darjeeling District, West
Bengal, Central Himalayas, North Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalayas, East
Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalayas, and may be posted for a longer duration,
based on requirements or any other places as per the project requirements including HQ at Kolkata

Number of the Posts :

    • Research Associate (RA-I) – 6 Posts
    • Junior Research Fellows (JRF) – 8 Posts
    • Junior Project Assistants (JRA) – 6 Posts
    • Field Assistants – 12 Posts
    • Research Associate (RA-III) – 1 Post

Salary :

Research Associate (RA-III) @ Rs.40,000/- + HRA @ 24% per month

Research Associate RA-I @ Rs.36,000/- + HRA @ 24% per month

Junior Research Fellow (JR) @ Rs.16,000/- + HRA @ 24 % or Minimum @ Rs.5,400/- for first two years and Rs.18,000/- + HRA @ 24% or Minimum @ Rs.5,400/- for 3rd year,

Junior Research Assistant (JRA) @ Rs.16,000/- + HRA @ 8% or Minimum @ Rs.1,800/- for first two years and Rs.18,000/- + HRA @ 8% or Minimum @ Rs.1,800/- for 3rd year Field Assistants @ Rs.12,000/- per month (consolidated)

Age Limit :

The upper age limit is 40 years as on 15th February 2018. Age relaxation as per Govt. of
India rules. 

1. Research Associate (RA-III) – 1 (One) post

Qualification:

M. Sc. & Ph.D in Zoology/Life Sciences/Wildlife/Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity
& Conservation/Geo-Informatics or equivalent with at least two years of research
experience/teaching experience after obtaining the PhD degree.

Desirable Experience:

Prior work experience in the Indian Himalayan Region/ Knowledge /
experience / interest in taxonomy/ecology/DNA Barcoding/Molecular phylogeny/climate change with
at least one publication in SCI journal. Proven experience in Data analysis, GIS, Bioinformatics,
Science writing and communication, organising workshops, seminar, symposium, training
programme etc.

Age Limit:

The upper age limit is 40 years as on 15th February 2018. Age relaxation as per Govt. of
India rules.

2. Research Associate (RA-I) – 06 (Six) posts

Qualification:

M. Sc. & Ph.D in Zoology/Life Sciences/Wildlife/Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity
& Conservation/Geo-Informatics or equivalent. Candidate with Ph.D. thesis submitted may also
apply. However, if found suitable, they will be offered SRF and upon awarding the degree of PhD will
be offered the post of RA-I.

Desirable Experience:

Prior work experience in the Indian Himalayan Region/ Knowledge /
experience / interest in taxonomy/ecology/DNA Barcoding/Molecular phylogeny/climate change with
at least one publication in SCI journal. Proven experience in Data analysis, GIS, Bioinformatics,
Science writing and communication, organising workshops, seminar, symposium, training
programme etc.
Age Limit: The upper age limit is 40 years as on 15th February 2018. Age relaxation as per Govt. of
India rules.

3. Junior Research Fellows (JRF)–08 (Eight) posts / Junior Project Assistants (JRA) – 06 (Six)
posts

Qualification:

M. Sc. in Zoology/ Life Sciences/ any branch of biological Sciences with a minimum
of 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

Desirable Experience:

Experience /knowledge/interest on field data collection for DNA Barcoding/
Bioinformatics/Taxonomy/Molecular Phylogeny/ Ecology/GIS/ Climate change.
Age Limit: The upper age limit is 28 years as on 15th February 2018. Age relaxation as per Govt. of
India rules. In case of exceptional candidates, these may be relaxed. UGC/ CSIR NET JRF/ GATE qualified candidates would be awarded fellowship in line with DST norms, while otherwise competent/ suitable candidates would be provided fellowship as mentioned above which are likely to be amended as per
ZSI norms.

4. Field Assistants – 12 (Twelve) posts

Qualification:

B.Sc. with Zoology as one of the subjects from a recognized university.
Desirable Experience: Field experience and knowledge of computer will be an added advantage.
Candidates from Himalayan region will be given preference.
Age Limit: The upper age limit is 40 years as on 15th February 2018. Age relaxation as per Govt. of
India rules.. 

General Instructions:

1. A viva voice interview will be held for selection of candidates at ZSI HQ, Kolkata/ ZSI, Northern
Regional Centre, Dehradun/Guwahati.

2. Candidate will be shortlisted on the basis of their qualification and experience. Mere possession of
qualification and experience may not entertain a candidate called for interview or selection. Although,
there is indication for number of vacancy, the Director, ZSI reserve the rights for selection of any
number of candidates.

3. Short listed candidates will be informed through email and speed post for appearing before an
interview committee. ZSI will not provide any TA/DA/accommodation for candidates appearing for the
interview.

4. At the time of the verification of original documents (even after selection), if it is found that an attempt has been made by the applicant to wilfully conceal, misrepresent or canvass the facts, such applicant will not be considered for selection and due action will be implemented.

5. Candidate selected will be liable to posted anywhere, and will have to join immediately after their
selection within one week.

6. The application form can be downloaded from the Zoological Survey of India website http://zsi.gov.in.

7. Candidates should submit the duly filled-in applications with attested true copies of testimonials of
educational qualifications, research experience, proof for date of birth etc., along with copies of mark
sheets of all examinations and ‘No Objection Certificate’ from present employer (if employed) to The
Director, Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata by Speed Post/Registered
Post super scribed on the top of the envelope Application for the post of RA-III/RA-I/JRF/JRA/FA
for the Project ‘Conservation of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Indian Himalayan Region
through Long-term Monitoring and capacity Building’ on or before 15th of February 2018.
Application received, after the last date will be rejected and no representation thereto will be considered for the same.

8. The Director, Zoological Survey of India reserves the right of selection or rejection of a candidature
including cancellation of the advertisement without assigning any reason.

About Organization : 

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India’s environmental and forestry policies and programmes.
The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country’s natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution. While implementing these policies and programmes, the Ministry is guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being.
The Ministry also serves as the nodal agency in the country for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and for the follow-up of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The Ministry is also entrusted with issues relating to multilateral bodies such as the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and of regional bodies like Economic and Social Council for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) on matters pertaining to the environment.

 

Selection Criteria :

  • Interview

Job Location :

Himachal Pradesh,Uttarakhand,Sikkim,Himalayas,West Bengal,Arunachal Pradesh.

***Important Dates :

Last Date to submit application Form :before 15th of February 2018.

Contact Address :

PRANI VIGYAN BHAWAN, M-BLOCK,NEW ALIPORE,
KOLKATA – 700 053

The Director, Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata by Speed Post/Registered
Post super scribed on the top of the envelope Application for the post of RA-III/RA-I/JRF/JRA/FA for the Project ‘Conservation of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Indian Himalayan Region through Long-term Monitoring and capacity Building

 

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