WRCS Owl Ecology Project: One Position for Field Biologist
About the Project
WRCS (wrcsindia.org) is working on the ecology of Forest Owlet and other small and large sympatric owls in Central India since 2013. Through our long-term work, we are trying to understand ecological co-variates that influence habitat use and reproductive success of owl assemblage in the area. We are expanding our work and would like to appoint one more researcher to join the existing team. Since this is an ongoing project, logistics and data protocols are well-established.
The study area is Melghat Tiger Reserve in Amravati District of Maharashtra. Besides its rich wildlife, Melghat is well-known for its remote, rugged, hilly terrain and picturesque landscape. The area experiences extreme temperatures ranging from 46 C in Summer to 6 C in Winter.
Since this is a field-based project the research team is stationed in Melghat for most of the year. This project offers a great learning opportunity in field ecology and on-ground conservation of owls.
Considering the above, this position is most suitable for individuals who identify with the following:
Having earlier experience of working on field research projects
Keen birder with academic interest in ornithology
Willing to work for minimum two years
Proficient in scientific writing and analysis
Ready to work in difficult field conditions
Of amicable temperament and ability to work in a team
Individuals preparing for scholarship/competitive exams, looking for short-term assignments or wanting to experiment in wildlife research, should not apply.
Remuneration will be based on qualification and experience of the applicant.
Interested individuals can email their recent resume including details of education, grades obtained, past experience in ecological research and contact details of three references. Please email the resume with subject line: Application for Owl Ecology Project in Melghat to at the earliest.