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1 year ago Comments Off on Vacancies at WCS India Program
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Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has career opportunities for candidates interested in wildlife research, data processing and data analysis.

Positions open: 2

Location: Bengaluru, and field work in multiple sites.

Applicants for both positions must be Indian nationals.

Research Assistant:

Number of positions – 1

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in biology/ zoology/ environmental science or 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 English, as well as in at least one Indian language: Kannada/Hindi/Tamil/etc.
  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 parvathi.cws@gmail.com with the subject line as “Application: Research Assistant, February 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information.

 

Research Associate:

Number of positions – 1

Requirements:

  1. Masters degree in biology/ zoology/ environmental science or 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 English, as well as in at least one Indian language: Kannada/Hindi/Tamil/etc.
  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 parvathi.cws@gmail.com with the subject line as “Application: Research Associate, February 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information.

 

1 year ago Comments Off on WCS India Program Vacancy: Research Assistant
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We are hiring!

Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has career opportunities for candidates interested in wildlife research and conservation.

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. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  5. Willing to stay in forests, with basic facilities, for extended time frame.
  6. 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.com with the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, February 2016”, along with their resume and other relevant information.

 

1 year, 3 months ago Comments Off on WCS India Program Vacancy: Research Assistant
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We are hiring!

Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has career opportunities for candidates interested in wildlife research and conservation.

Position: Research Assistant

Location: Bengaluru and field work in multiple sites.

Requirements:

  1. Graduate degree in any discipline.
  2. Basic working knowledge of computers.
  3. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  4. Willing to stay in forests, with basic facilities, for extended time frame.
  5. 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.com with the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, November 2015”, along with their resume and other relevant information.

 

1 year, 4 months ago Comments Off on Vacancy at WCS India Program: Outreach Assistant
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WCS India Program is looking for a candidate interested in wildlife outreach and communications.
Position: Outreach assistant
Location: Bengaluru
Requirements:
  1. Bachelors degree, preferably in journalism, mass communications or related field. Freshers are encouraged to apply.
  2. Fluent in Kannada (written and spoken) and English.
  3. Basic working knowledge of computers.
  4. Knowledge of design and photo-editing softwares preferable.
  5. Organized and meticulous.
  6. Willing to work long hours.
  7. Passionate about nature and conservation.
Selected applicant will go through a paid internship for three months. Permanent position may be offered following the probation, depending on performance and mutual interest.
Interested candidates are requested to send in their resume, along with a brief (not more than 100 words) Statement of Purpose, to sheren@wcsindia.org, with a subject title: ‘Outreach Assistant: October 2015).
1 year, 4 months ago Comments Off on WCS-NCBS Masters Program: Former graduate completes doctorate
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Bengaluru: Even as applications stream in for the next batch of the widely-acclaimed Post Graduate program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, yet another former graduate has successfully completed his Doctorate, bringing the total to seven.

A collaborative of the WCS India Program and NCBS-TIFR, the program was launched in 2004 to create a cadre of well-trained biologists and conservationists to effectively deal with challenges to wildlife. Since then, taking in a maximum of 15 students every two years, a total of 74 individuals have graduated from the program. Applications for the next batch (2016-18) are being accepted currently for the entrance exam scheduled for December 2015.

Profile of Dr. Anand Osuri

Anand_Osuri_1The latest Doctorate – Dr. Anand Osuri belonged to the first batch of the program. He graduated in 2006 with his thesis on ‘Birds in shade coffee plantations: the factors structuring bird communities in a plantation landscape in the Western Ghats, India’.

He obtained his Doctorate from NCBS-TIFR in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Mahesh Sankaran on ‘The effects of rainforest fragmentation on tree communitiesand aboveground carbon storage in the Western Ghats’. His doctoral research examined the drivers affecting aboveground carbon stocks in a fragmented rainforest landscape in India’s Western Ghats. He found that fragmented forests store substantially less carbon per unit area than contiguous forests, resulting from marked shifts in both forest structure and tree species composition.

His work also gave insights to the link between wildlife and forest carbon stocks. Large-seeded tree species which depend on large animals for seed dispersal are also large-statured as adults and thus have high carbon storage potential. Using a combination of empirical data and simulations, he showed that losses of large-seeded tree species – that often result from fragmentation and other forms of forest disturbance – can drive pervasive declines of aboveground carbon stocks by promoting shorter-statured forests across the tropics.

Dr. Osuri received funding for his work from the Rufford Small Grants programme and a CEPF-ATREE Western Ghats Small Grant. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at NCBS working on a long-term ecosystem monitoring project.


1 year, 6 months ago Comments Off on Mr. Krishna Vattam: Condolence message from Dr. K. Ullas Karanth
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I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing away of veteran journalist Mr. Krishna Vattam at Mysuru on 12th August. My deepest condolences to his family and his vast circle of friends and professional colleagues.

 

My friendship with Mr. Vattam goes back 40 years. Many young journalists are interested in wildlife conservation today. However, not many know that Mr. Vattam was the first journalist in Karnataka to be actively interested in wildlife conservation. He frequented Nagarahole from the early 1970s to meet and spend time in forests with stalwarts like late K. P. Achaiah, S. G. Neginhal and K. M. Chinnappa who were battling to recover its wildlife. He wrote extensively on wildlife issues in both Deccan Herald and Prajavani, from those days when ‘wildlife journalism’ did not exist in the state.

 

I recall, in 1979, when the Government had decided to build the Kabini lodge at Mastigudi, a handful of us got together to fight for its relocation from this sensitive elephant habitat to its present location at Karapura, outside the forest. This eventually led to an intervention by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, resulting in the positive outcome. Mr. Vattam was in the thick of that fight with us.

 

Together with my WCS colleagues I pay homage to Mr. Vattam for all his contributions to journalism and conservation in Karnataka.

 

 

K. ULLAS KARANTH, Ph.D., F.A.Sc.
Director for Science-Asia
Wildlife Conservation Society

1 year, 6 months ago Comments Off on Vacancy: Research Assistants
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Position: Research Assistants

Location: Bengaluru and field work in multiple sites.

Requirements:

  1. Undergraduate degree in any discipline
  2. Basic working knowledge of computer
  3. Physically fit to walk in rugged terrain, for extended hours
  4. Valid driving licence
  5. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  6. Willing to work long hours
  7. Meticulous and organized
Selected applicants will be required to complete a paid internship period of 3 months. 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 a brief Statement of Purpose (including their interest in this position) along with their resume (stating prior work experience) to vinay.cws@gmail.com with the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, August 2015
1 year, 6 months ago Comments Off on A tribute to Dr. James D. Nichols, an intellectual benefactor to WCS India Program
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Dr. James D. Nichols (Jim) officially retired from the US Geological Survey on May 31, 2015. A symposium is being held in the US on August 8-9, to honor his career and research.

This is our small tribute to Jim for being a friend and an intellectual benefactor to the WCS India Program team.

Dr. James D. Nichols tribute

 

 

 

Poster compiled by: Arjun Srivathsa

1 year, 6 months ago Comments Off on Businessmen join conservationists to save Indian wildlife
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Gautom Menon with Dr. K. Ullas Karanth with the agreement

Bengaluru: A group of business entrepreneurs under the banner Wild Tiger Foundation have joined hands with the Wildlife Conservation Society India Program, launching concerted effort to mobilize greater support of Indian corporates for wildlife research and conservation in the country.

 

The collaboration will see Wild Tiger Foundation members reach out to the Indian corporate community, through innovative targeted or generic fund raisers, involving country’s top celebrities. The funds will be channelized to ‘support conservation of wild tigers, their prey and habitats by implementing science-based solutions’ by the WCS India Program.

 

Facilitated by Dr. Krithi K. Karanth, Associate Conservation Scientist, WCS, an agreement between the two institutions was formalized in the city yesterday. “This partnership is exciting and provides new opportunities for conservation,” said Dr. Karanth.

 

The partnership will be mentored by Dr. K. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science – Asia, WCS.

 

Gautom Menon, Managing Trustee of the Foundation said, “While we are passionate about tigers, we acknowledge that we are no experts at conserving the big cats. Our aim is to leverage resources and networks to help the cause.”

 

The funds will be used in a diverse range of activities including conflict mitigation, facilitation of voluntary resettlement as well as building capacity and awareness. This will draw upon vast experiences of WCS India Program researchers and conservationists who have been assisting State Forest Departments in implementing balanced ‘win-win’ solutions for people and wildlife.

 

Dr. N. Samba Kumar, Director – WCS-India said, “There are greater benefits to this crucial collaboration between corporate and conservation communities, than meets the eye. This will also enhance conservation awareness within the country. More importantly, this showcases anyone can be a stakeholder in conservation and contribute in their own ways to save the country’s natural heritage.”

1 year, 7 months ago Comments Off on WCS India Program vacancy: Project Researcher
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We are hiring!

 

Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has career opportunities for candidates interested in wildlife research, data processing and data analysis.

 

Position: Project Researcher

 

Location: Bengaluru and field work in multiple sites.

 

Requirements: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, environmental science or related field.
  2. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly MS Excel) and R.
  3. Fluency in spoken and written English, as well as in at least one Indian language: Kannada/Hindi/Tamil/etc.
  4. With good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  5. Willing to work long hours.
  6. Meticulous and organized.

Applicants for this position must be Indian nationals.

 

Selected applicants will be required to complete a paid internship for a period of 3 months. 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.com with the subject line “Application: Project Researcher, July 2015”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information.