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Title: Position: Research Associates
Post by: Subir Paul on April 18, 2018, 09:24:58 PM
ATREE invites applications for one Research Associate for a project 'Mapping ecosystems of the Northeast and Quantitative assessment and mapping of plant diversity and biological resources in Sikkim Himalaya. The project is funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi. The multi-partnership research project covers biosystematic & ecology studies of flowering and non-flowering plants, selected animal groups and documenting biological resources across the states of NE region that harbour two global hotspots of biodiversity.

Project Research staff are expected to curate the taxonomy and quantitative data of plants, biological resources, mapping their distribution patterns, write reports and prepare articles for peer-reviewed journals and reach-out to society through various media including Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), DBT web portal. JRFs will be facilitated to register for PhD degree. We strongly encourage applicants from Northeast region states of India. The candidates should be self-driven, highly motivated and willing to undertake extensive fieldwork in remote field sites in the entire Northeast region.

Research Position: Research Associate (one)

Emoluments: Rs. 38000/- + 30% HRA for all three years, strictly as per DST guidelines*

Essential qualifications :

PhD in Remote Sensing / Geomatics / Geography / Environmental Science/ Natural resources management or closely related field
Experience in GIS/RS software such as ERDAS Imagine, Idrisi, QGIS & ArcGIS.
Experience with SQL, Python or R.
Preferable Qualification

Experience in automated image processing and analysis through custom scripts and applications (i.e. Python or R).
Experience in ArcGIS models and scripting.
Ability to work in interdisciplinary research teams
The candidate is required to provide complete services and assistance in:

Geospatial database development and management.
Conducting geospatial analysis for various research activities such as land cover mapping, modelling, image processing etc.
Assistance in training and outreach activities of the project, preparation of reports, manuscripts & organizing workshops