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3 weeks, 6 days ago Comments Off on Opportunities for doing Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
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There are exciting opportunities for doing your Ph.D at Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) in the field of wildlife ecology and conservation. We are looking for highly motivated and academically driven candidates, with demonstrated interest in field-based research in wildlife ecology and conservation.

The following are some of the projects for which we have opportunities for you:

 

  1. Understanding human–leopard interactions in the hilly landscapes of rural Himachal Pradesh.
  2. Connectivity modeling and spatial conservation prioritization of large mammals, combining a sound theoretical foundation of landscape ecology and using current methodological approaches for empirical data collection and analyses.
  3. Landscape-scale conservation planning in Nagaland and/or other parts of Northeast India, integrating aspects of rural livelihood requirements, ecological / species conservation requirements and feasibility of conservation using spatial tools.
  4. Nesting ecology of king cobra in the Himalaya.
  5. Large herbivore population ecology and inter- and intra-specific interactions in a dynamic, floodplain ecosystem.
  6. Ecological and behavioral adaptations of the Asian elephant to heterogeneous, human-dominated landscapes.
  7. Evaluation of tourism opportunities and challenges across Indian protected areas.
  8. Understanding illegal wildlife trade across ecological, political socio-cultural and economic contexts.
  9. Monitoring species occurrence, distribution and turnover in human-modified landscapes.
  10. Evaluating conservation technology interventions in addressing human-wildlife interactions.
  11. Leopard ecology and interactions with humans in urban landscapes of Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  12. Primate ecology and conservation, with focus on the lion-tailed macaque and/or the western hoolock gibbon.

 

In addition to the positions available in different projects, those with CSIR/UGC/DST doctoral fellowships are encouraged to apply provided their interests match that of a Guide in CWS.

 

Essential qualifications

Indian national, with a post-graduate degree in natural sciences, social sciences, medical sciences or engineering with at least 55% marks or equivalent, and 6 months of experience in field-based wildlife research.

 

Desirable qualifications

Additional experience and training in the field of wildlife biology; Demonstrated ability to write proposals and reports; Publication of scientific and popular articles; Knowledge of survey and analytical methods in ecology; Working knowledge of software such as QGIS/ArcGIS and R.

 

How to apply

Please send your application in the prescribed format only by email to ajith@ncbs.res.in with the following text in the subject line: PhDApplication_FirstName_LastName.

 

The selection process

Applicants shortlisted based on essential and desirable qualifications would be invited to appear for a written test and/or interview at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore or elsewhere in India, at their expense.

Last date for receipt of application: 24th May 2017

Interview with shortlisted candidates: Last week of June 2017

 

7 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on WCS India Program: Openings for Research Assistant
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*This position has been filled and applications are no longer considered*

Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has openings for candidates interested in wildlife research and conservation. These positions will be closed as soon as suitable candidates are found.

Position: Research Assistant

Location: Bengaluru and field work in multiple sites.

Requirements:

  1. Ability to speak in Kannada is a must.
  2. Graduate degree in any discipline.
  3. Basic working knowledge of computers.
  4. Candidates must be physically fit, with good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  5. Meticulous and organized.
  6. Willing to stay in forests, with basic facilities, for extended time frame.
  7. Passionate about wildlife

Selected applicants will be required to complete an unpaid internship period of one month. An evaluation will be carried out following the probation; depending on performance and mutual interest, the candidates may be offered a permanent position in the organization.

Interested candidates are requested to send an email to [interns.wcsindia@gmail.comwith the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, October 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information.

8 months, 4 weeks ago Comments Off on Short Course Announcement
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Ecosystem Services: Integrating natural and social science to sustain biodiversity and human communities

Lead Instructors: Dr. Liba Pejchar and Dr. Drew Bennett (Colorado State University) & Dr. Krithi Karanth (Wildlife Conservation Society).

Workshop Dates: November 3-10, 2016

Location: National Centre for Biological Sciences (Bangalore) and WCS Field Station (Western Ghats)

Ecosystem services are the benefits that people receive from nature. These include climate regulation, water purification, and crop pollination, among many others. Incorporating these values into decision-making is gaining traction globally, and is emerging as a strong research foci in the fields of ecology and conservation science.

In this intensive week-long workshop, offered under the 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (http://www.usief.org.in/Colorado_State_University.html ), participants will receive training in the ecological and human dimensions of ecosystem services. Using case studies from India, the USA, and other regions of the world, discussion topics will include links between biodiversity and ecosystem processes, the effect of land use change on carbon and water, economic valuation, policy applications, and ethics. The workshop will consist of a 4-day classroom component at NCBS in Bangalore followed by a 3-day field trip to the Western Ghats.

The short course is open to graduate students, research scientists, conservation practitioners, and other professionals with a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related field or five years of equivalent professional experience. The course is offered at no cost (with participants meeting the travel, boarding and lodging costs), but space is limited to 20 participants.

To apply, please send 1) your resume or CV, and 2) a 300-500 word cover letter describing why you are interested in this course and the experience and perspectives you will bring to the group.

All application materials and questions should be directed to Dr. Drew Bennett <drew.Bennett@Colostate.edu>. The application deadline is 5pm on September 15, 2016 and applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 1, 2016.

11 months ago Comments Off on Opening for Academic Coordinator: MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation
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Centre for Wildlife Studies wishes to recruit an Academic Coordinator to assist in running the Masters program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, jointly offered by National Centre for Biological Sciences, Centre for Wildlife Studies and Wildlife Conservation Society (https://www.ncbs.res.in/mscprogram/). The program is offered every even year to 15 Indian and up to two foreign students. The faculty is drawn from different institutions in India and abroad. Extended study tours to wilderness areas and institutions are also a major part of the program.

Against this background, the specific responsibilities of the Academic Coordinator include:

  1. Assistance in all matters related to admission of the program such as advertisement, screening applications, entrance test and interviews;
  2. Developing and implementing course schedules, holding examinations, maintenance of moodle and web sites, and student records;
  3. Making travel arrangements for faculty and study tours, including liaison with government departments and institutions;
  4. Maintenance of a guest house for the program;
  5. Handling all purchases and accounts related to faculty payments, students projects and other expenses incurred by the program.
  6. Compilation and editing of reports to funding agencies and government departments;
  7. Organizing meetings of the Steering and Academic Committees of the program;
  8. Assistance in holding occasional training workshops by the MSc program;
  9. Any other official tasks assigned by Director and Associate Director of the program.

We seek a person with a Bachelors/Masters degree from an accredited institution in India or abroad.  Critical skills that we are looking for include good organizational abilities, good people skills, good communication skills (there is a lot of written communication with diverse people ranging from faculty, students, administrative staff in NCBS and CWS and forest departments) and the ability to multi-task. A keen interest in forests, wildlife and conservation is also desirable.

Interested applicants are requested to contact the program office at <mscwildlife@ncbs.res.in>  with a cover letter and a CV describing their qualifications and relevant experience. Please use the email subject line “APPLICATION FOR MSC PROGRAM COORDINATOR”.

Applications will be considered with immediate effect, until a suitable candidate is found.

11 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off on Candidates selected for NCBS-WCS MSc Wildlife Biology & Conservation Program: Batch 2016-2018
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Sl. No. Ref Code Candidate Name
1 85353 Abhirup Khara
2 70341 Abhishek Gopal
3 81177 Aditya Banerjee
4 86903 Aishanya Sarma
5 53493 Akshay Surendra
6 72881 Ashwin Bhat
7 68517 Avishkar Bhagwan Munje
8 61740 Chayant Chandy Gonsalves
9 76119 Ishika Ramakrishna
10 52334 Mayukh Dey
11 56257 Rasikapriyaa Thanalapadi Sriramamurthy
12 76360 Sailee Pradeep Sakhalkar
13 52825 Shriranjani L Iyer
14 89593 Tara Rajendran
15 86164 Tarun Suresh Menon

List of candidates waitlisted in order of merit


Sl. No. Ref Code Candidate Name
1 67525 Ryan Rodrigues
2 81796 Sneha Siddalingappa Kambli
3 71989 Sandeep K Das
4 69397 Jobin Varughese
5 88106 Himmat Singh Chouhan
11 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on WCS India Program: Openings for Research Assistant
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Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has five openings for candidates with keen interest in wildlife research, data processing and data analysis.

 

Position: Research Assistant
Number of positions available: 05

Location: Bengaluru

Requirements:

1. Graduate degree in any discipline.

2. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly MS Excel).
3. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
4. Meticulous and organized

5. Passionate about wildlife

This position is largely office-based. Selected applicants will be required to complete an unpaid internship period of one month. An evaluation will be carried out following the probation. Depending in performance and mutual interest, the candidates may be offered a  permanent position in the Organization.

 

Interested candidates are requested to send an email to <interns.wcsindia@gmail.com>, with the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, June 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information.
1 year, 1 month ago Comments Off on WCS India Program: Vacancy Opportunity
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WCS India is seeking a research assistant who will serve as a project co-ordinator for a landscape ecology project involving wildlife research and conservation policy. The candidate along with a research team will support a group of senior scientists from WCS-India, Columbia University and FERAL, while being based in Bengaluru. The person is expected to liaison and engage with many scientists and policy makers across India, organise consultations, data organisation and publication of reports. This will be a 2 year contract position.

Position: Project Coordinator
Number of positions: 1
Requirements:
1. Demonstrated experience organising scientific workshops and/conferences.

2. Enthusiasm, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
3. Excellent writing skills.
4. Meticulous and organised.
5. Bachelors/Masters degree in wildlife ecology, economics, geography, biology, zoology, environmental sciences, mass communications, journalism or a related field.
6. Knowledge of computing including Microsoft Office and internet applications.
7. Fluency in spoken and written English and Hindi. Knowledge of other Indian languages especially Kannada,Tamil and Marathi, will be an advantage.
Interested candidates are requested to send an email to Anubhav <vanamama@tcd.ie>, with subject line “Application: Project Coordinator, 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information. Experience in organising workshops and conferences should be highlighted in covering email.
1 year, 2 months ago Comments Off on WCS India Program Vacancy: Senior Accountant
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WCS India Program is looking for an able Senior Accountant based in Bengaluru, to handle its daily accounting responsibilities independently.

Position: Senior Accountant

Available position: 1

Responsibility: Manage daily accounting activities under the guidance of Senior Program Managers.

Location: Bengaluru

Requirements:

1. Core competence in accountancy, with 3-5 years of work experience.

2. Proficiency in TALLY and MS OFFICE.

3. Ability to manage a team of junior accountants.

4. Ability to handle day-to-day accounting activities independently, including liaising with auditors and bankers.

5. Good communication, administration and inter-personal skills, with preferable proficiency in English.

Interested candidates should send an email, with their resume, to mrunmayee.cws@gmail.com with the subject line “Senior Accountant – March 2016”.

NOTE: Remuneration will commensurate with qualification and experience.

1 year, 2 months ago Comments Off on WCS India Program vacancy announcement
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WCS India Program has 1 position open to candidates interested in wildlife research and conservation.

Position: Research Assistant/Research Associate

Number of positions: 1

Requirements:

  1. Bachelors/Masters degree in biology, zoology, environmental sciences or a related field.
  2. Previous experience in handling data and basic statistical analysis.
  3. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly MS Excel) and R.
  4. Fluency in spoken and written Kannada and English is must.
  5. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  6. Willing to work long hours.
  7. Meticulous and organized.

Interested candidates are requested to send an email to dincy.cws@gmail.com with the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, March 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information, if any.

1 year, 3 months ago Comments Off on Paid internship with WCS India
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Wildlife Conservation Society India has an opening for internship position for candidates who are interested in wildlife research. Candidates applying to this position should be Indian nationals.

Positions available: 1

Requirements:

  1. Bachelors in any stream of Life Sciences
  2. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  3. Previous experience with handling microscope will be encouraged

This position is largely office-based and will involve prey-hair identification from scat samples. Selected applicants must fulfil internship period of 1 month, (extendable upto 2 months) starting March 2016.

Interested candidates should send an email to imranp901@gmail.com with the subject line “Application: Internship March 2016”.