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1 year, 8 months 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, 8 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, 9 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, 10 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”.

1 year, 10 months 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, 10 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. 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.

 

2 years 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.

 

2 years, 1 month 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).
2 years, 2 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.


2 years, 4 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