Applications invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (4 posts) in G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development

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G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development was established in August 1988, at Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, as an Autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The Institute is identified as a focal agency, to advance scientific knowledge, to evolve integrated management strategies, demonstrate their efficacy for conservation of natural resources and to ensure environmentally sound development in the entire Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). Apart from undertaking research and technology development and/or demonstration on its own, the Institute has established linkages with National and International Organizations committed to environment and development linked issues in the mountain regions.

The Institute invites applications for the following completely temporary positions for its Sikkim Unit. Qualified candidates may appear for a Walk in Interview on 24.03.2014 (11.00 AM) at the Office premises of the Sikkim Unit Campus-Pangthang Gangtok, East Sikkim 737101. Age Limit: Not exceeding 28 years. Relaxation for SC/ST/Women/PH and OBC as per Govt. norms.

Post: Junior Research Fellow

Position 1: Understanding Biodiversity patterns and process under changing resource use and climatic scenario in the Indian Himalaya- Ecological and Social Implications (Project 7)

Position: Junior Research Fellow (01) @Rs 12,000/- (Fixed Per Month) + HRA as per Institute norms; @ Rs 16,000/- (Fixed Per Month) + HRA for NET qualified persons (as per norms)
Qualification(Essential): First class Masters degree in Botany/Zoology/ Forestry/Ecology/ Life Sciences/ Biological or Environmental Science, etc with good academic records
Desirable: Biodiversity conservation studies and trekking experience in mountains
Nature of duties/Project: Conduct intensive field research and maintain biodiversity data bases of the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (Sikkim)

Position 2: Promoting conservation and sustainable utilization of Himalayan biodiversity elements using biotechnological and physiological approaches (Project 8)

Position: Junior Research Fellow (01) @Rs 12,000/- (Fixed Per Month) + HRA as per Institute norms; @ Rs 16,000/- (Fixed Per Month) + HRA for NET qualified persons (as per norms)
Qualification(Essential): First class Masters degree in Plant sciences/Conservation Biology/ Botany/ Forestry/ Life Sciences/ Environmental Sciences
Desirable: Biodiversity studies and working field experience in Himalaya
Nature of duties/Project: Conventional propagation & maintenance/establish ment of arboretum, nurseries; Plant population studies, etc in field/ organize training/ awareness on biodiversity conservation

Position 3: Promoting conservation and sustainable utilization of Himalayan biodiversity elements using biotechnological and physiological approaches (Project 8)

Position: Junior Research Fellow (01) @Rs 12,000/- (Fixed Per Month) + HRA as per Institute norms; @ Rs 16,000/- (Fixed Per Month) + HRA for NET qualified persons (as per norms)
Qualification(Essential): First class Masters degree in Botany/ Plant Sciences/ Environmental Sciences/ Forestry/ Plant Biotechnology
Desirable: Preference will be given to candidates having experience of working in Himalayan region.
Nature of duties/Project: • To conduct survey and establish nursery at field sites.
• Plant propagation (by tissue culture & conventional methods) & field establishment.

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