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Project Biologist - Impact of artificial illumination on sea finding behaviour of olive ridley sea turtle at Gahirmatha rookery, Odisha.

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location India (North) - Asia & M East
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 09/02/2014
Company Name Wildlife Institute of India
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Directory Entry : Established in 1982, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an internationally acclaimed Institution, which offers training program, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management
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The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is a premier national autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoE&F), Government of India in the field of teaching, training and research. The WII wishes to engage 01–Project Biologist (Indian National only) for short-term externally funded projects through a walk-in-interviewon Friday, 7th February 2014. The details of the available position along with essential and desirable qualifications, terms and conditions and how to apply are given below:

Project Title, details of position and duration

Impact of artificial illumination on sea finding behaviour of olive ridley sea turtle at Gahirmatha rookery, Odisha.

 (01 – Project Biologist)

Duration: Nine months.

Essential Qualification

Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/Botany/Zoology/Forestry/Life Science/Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences/Biological Sciences with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized University.

Desirable Qualification

Prior experiences in (a) Field surveys involving population estimation and or behavioural ecology (b) Rapid assessment procedures; and (c) Application of Remote Sensing and GIS.

Description of Work

To study the impact of artificial illumination on nesting sea turtles using the Gahirmatha rookery and assess the level of disorientation by turtle hatchlings. The researcher is expected to be highly motivated and have the ability to work in harsh environment that will include regular boat based surveys in the near-shore waters off the Odisha coast.



  1. Candidate(s) possessing Master’s Degree along with final year mark-sheet will only be eligible to appear for the walk-in-interview. Candidates appearing in the final year of Masters’ Degree Program will not be eligible to apply for the advertised position.

  2. Age of the candidate shall not be more than 35 years for the advertised positions as on Tuesday, 14thJanuary 2014.

  3. Selected candidate will be paid a consolidated emolument of Rs. 16,000/- per month as fellowship.

  4. Selected candidate shall be engaged initially for the period as mentioned in the advertisement. However, the fellowship may be extended depending upon the exigencies of work at sole discretion of the Institute and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

  5. Selected candidate may be allowed hostel accommodation at the institute, as per availability. Where the hostel accommodation is not possible, house rent allowance (HRA) will be paid as per the rules of the Institute. Other allowances and benefits to the research personnel would be admissible as per the rules of the Institute, amended from time to time.

  6. The selection will be based on Walk-in-Interview to be held on Friday, 7th February 2014 at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehra Dun and the registration for the advertised position will be done from 09:00 to 10:00hrs on 15th January 2014 at WII.

  7. Canvassing in any form is liable to rejection of the candidature.

  8. Candidate(s) should bring the duly filled-in applications with attested true copies of testimonials of educational qualifications, research experience, extra-curricular activities, date of birth etc., along with copies of mark sheets of all examinationsAll original documents should be produced at the time of registration.

  9. One way travel expenses will be paid to the candidate, selected for the project. The expense will be limited to actual 2nd class rail/bus fare by the shortest route from his/her place of stay/residence.

  10. The Institute will not provide accommodation for candidates appearing for the interview.

  11. The application form can be downloaded from the link www.wii.gov.in

  12. The Director, WII reserves the right to reject any candidature in view of incomplete information provided by the candidate or for any other reason.

 - Research Coordinator

Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun

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