Position of Field biologist for Wildlife Occupancy Survey in Satpura-Melghat Corridor
Wildlife Research and Conservation Society (WRCS) is engaged in research studies on wildlife and wildlife conservation projects (www.wrcsindia.org). We are planning an occupancy survey in the corridor between Satpura Tiger Reserve and Melghat Tiger Reserve. Applications are invited for the post of Field Biologist for carrying out this survey.
The applicant should be familiar with field protocols of wildlife surveys, including sign survey. The candidate should have previous experience of working in the field and carrying out similar surveys. Knowledge of GIS will be an advantage. Candidates with experience of data analysis in statistical packages, especially occupancy analysis, will be given preference. The applicant should be fluent in English and should have good report writing skills. Knowledge about issues regarding management and conservation of wildlife is desirable.
The survey will be carried out on foot in tough field conditions. The candidate should be physically fit and willing to work for long hours in the field for carrying out the survey. The candidate should be prepared to walk at least 15 kilometres daily while carrying out the survey.
Ability to drive 4-wheel vehicle in the field will be an advantage.
Preference will be given to candidates with an M.Sc. degree.
The duration of the assignment is 15 months. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Basic accommodation will be provided at the field site. The applicant must commit to working for the entire duration of the assignment.
Interested persons should send their application to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Application for Occupancy Survey”. The application should include a cover letter, recent CV and contact details of two references.