SACON Recruitment 2023 for Research Personnel | Last Date: 27 November 2023

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SACON Recruitment 2023 notification announced for the posts of Research personnel. There are 35 vacancies available for SACON Recruitment 2023. Candidates with the qualification of M.Sc/PhD are eligible to apply for the job. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the job. The detailed eligibility and selection process are explained below.

SACON Recruitment

About SACON – The Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) is a national centre for information, education and research in ornithology and natural history in India. It was inspired by and named in honour of Salim Ali, India’s leading pioneer of ornithology. It is an autonomous organisation established in 1990 as a public-NGO partnership between the MoEF&CC and the Bombay Natural History Society(BNHS) under the Centre of Excellence Scheme and registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act. Its headquarters are at Anaikatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. 

SACON Recruitment 2023 for Research Personnel:

Job Role JRF/SRF/RA/Others
Job Type TN Govt Jobs
Qualification M.Sc/PhD
Total Vacancies 35 Posts
Experience Freshers
Salary Rs 31,000- 67,000/-
Job Location Coimbatore
Last Date 27 November 2023

Detailed Eligibility for SACON Recruitment 2023:

Educational Qualification:

Senior Research Fellow:

Project Title: Interspecific interactions and niche partitioning among primates and select species of birds in the tropical forests of northeast India (Duration- Three years; Project PI- Dr. H N Kumara, Prof. Mewa Singh & Dr. Jihosuo Biswas)
Essential Qualifications:

  • MSc with a minimum of 55% marks in life sciences (Wildlife Biology/ Zoology/ Conservation Biology/ Biodiversity and Conservation/ Wildlife Conservation and Action/ Biodiversity and Wildlife related subjects,
  • Two years of experience as a Junior Research Fellow or Junior Research Biologist.

Desirable:

  • Research experience on birds and mammals,
  • Excellent communication skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License

Junior Research Fellow:

Project Title: Assessing the anthropogenic pressure on the Critically Endangered White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis, its habitat and prey in eastern Arunachal Pradesh (Duration- 1.5 yr (Till 1st Mar 2025); Project PI- Dr Vidyadhar Atkore)
Essential Qualifications: M.Sc with minimum 55% in Wildlife Biology/Zoology/Conservation Biology/Biodiversity and Conservation/Animal Sciences/Environment Science/Conservation and Animal Science related subjects
Desirable:

  • Candidates who have cleared CSIR/UGC-NET or GATE exams.
  • Prior experience in studying freshwater fishes/birds.
  • Experience in ecological data collection, analysis and report/scientific article writing.

Research Associate:



Project Title: Preparation of Brief Documents, Health Cards and Wetland Management Plans for select 115 wetlands in the Union Territory of Puducherry (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr. Goldin Quadros)
Essential Qualifications:

  • PhD. (Zoology/Botany/Life Sciences/Wetlands) with experience of a minimum of Two years in Wetland Studies and documentation.
  • Minimum of 10 publications in peer-reviewed/ SCI Journals
  • Excellent proficiency in written and oral English & Tamil languages.

Desirable:

  • Experience in field identification of various fauna.
  • Experience in writing management plans.
  • Valid Two/Four wheeler Driving license

Junior Research Biologist:

Project Title: Preparation of Brief Documents, Health Cards and Wetland Management Plans for select 115 wetlands in the Union Territory of Puducherry (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr. Goldin Quadros)
Essential Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. in Botany/Environmental Science/Life Sciences with a minimum of 55% marks,
  • Minimum one year experience working on a field-based research project.
  • Having undertaken Field or laboratory Dissertation work during my Masters.
  • Proficiency in Hindi and Tamil Languages

Desirable:

  • Experience in analysing soil and water quality.
  • Experience in the identification of wetland/aquatic flora and fauna
  • Minimum of one research publication
  • Understanding of GIS software
  • Valid Two/Four-wheeler driving license.

Junior Research Biologist:

Project Title: Developing baseline information on the avifaunal diversity at the Bonal Bird Conservation Reserve (Duration- One Year; Project PI- Dr.M. Mahendiran & Dr. Vidyadhar A)
Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. in Zoology/Botany/Environmental Science/Life Sciences with a minimum of 55% marks

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in Hindi and Kannada Languages.
  • One year experience of working on a field-based research project; Experience of analysing fish, soil and water;
  • Experience in the identification of wetland/aquatic flora and fauna;
  • Knowledge of GIS software
  • Valid Two/Four-wheeler driving license.

Junior Research Biologist:

Project Title: Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Nicobar Long-tailed Macaque Macaca fascicularis umbrosus (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr. H N Kumara & Dr. P V Karunakaran)
Essential Qualifications: M.Sc in Life Science/Wildlife Science/Zoology/Botany/ Forestry/Ecology with a minimum of 55% marks

Desirable:

  • Research experience on mammals, especially primates,
  • Excellent communication skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language,
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License

Project Scientist/Research Associate:

Project Title: Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Nicobar Long-tailed Macaque Macaca fascicularis umbrosus (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr. H N Kumara & Dr. P V Karunakaran)
Essential Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Wildlife Biology/Zoology / Life Sciences with two years of postdoctoral experience and three publications in peer-reviewed/ SCI Journals. Excellent proficiency in written and oral English & Hindi languages.
Desirable:

  • Research experience on primates,
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language,
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License, and
  • Statistical Analysis and Ecological Modelling in R

Research Associate:

Project Title: Comprehensive conservation plan for the endemic and tree cavity-nesting birds of Nicobar Archipelago (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr S. Babu, Dr H N Kumara, Dr P.Pramod & Dr P V Karunakaran)
Essential Qualifications:

  • PhD. (Wildlife Biology/Zoology/Life Sciences) with experience of a minimum of two years in biodiversity conservation projects.
  • Minimum of two publications in peer-reviewed/SCI Journals
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.

Desirable:

  • Experience in ornithological research in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Hands-on experience with GIS and remote sensing software.
  • A strong record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in designing studies, collecting data, and performing data analysis.

Senior Project Fellow/Junior Project Fellow:

Project Title: Comprehensive conservation plan for the endemic and tree cavity-nesting birds of Nicobar Archipelago (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr S. Babu, Dr H N Kumara, Dr P.Pramod & Dr P V Karunakaran)
Essential Qualifications: M.Sc in Life Science/Wildlife Science/Zoology/Botany/ Forestry/Ecology with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks with two years of research experience in wildlife biology
Desirable:

  • Research experience on birds,
  • Excellent communication skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language,
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License

Junior Research Biologist:

Project Title:  Conservation of the Nicobar Megapode (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr Manchi Shirish S, & Dr. H N Kumara)
Essential Qualifications: M.Sc in Life Science/Wildlife Science/Zoology/Botany/ Forestry/Ecology with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks with two years of research experience in wildlife biology
Desirable:

  • Research experience on birds,
  • Excellent communication skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language,
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License

Senior Project Associate:

Project Title:  Conservation of the Nicobar Megapode (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr Manchi Shirish S, & Dr. H N Kumara)
Essential Qualifications:  Doctoral degree in Wildlife Biology/Zoology/Life Sciences with two publications in peer-reviewed/ SCI Journals. Excellent proficiency in written and oral English & Hindi languages.
Desirable:

  • Research experience on birds,
  • Excellent communication and skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language,
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License
  • Statistical Analysis and Ecological Modelling in R.

Research Associate:

Project Title: Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Coconut Crab Birgus Latro in the Nicobar Archipelago (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr P Pramod, Dr H N Kumara & Dr S Babu)
Essential Qualifications:  Doctoral degree in Wildlife Biology/Zoology/Life Sciences with two publications in peer-reviewed/ SCI Journals. Excellent proficiency in written and oral English & Hindi languages.
Desirable:

  • Research experience on Crustaceans
  • Excellent communication and skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language,
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License
  • Statistical Analysis and Ecological Modelling in R.

Junior Project Fellow:

Project Title: Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Coconut Crab Birgus Latro in the Nicobar Archipelago (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr P Pramod, Dr H N Kumara & Dr S Babu)
Essential Qualifications: M.Sc in Life Science/Wildlife Science/Zoology/Botany/ Forestry/Ecology with a minimum of 55% marks.
Desirable:

  • Research experience on Crustaceans
  • Excellent communication and skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language,
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License

Project Scientist II:

Project Title:  Bird hazard risk assessment study for the proposed international airport, Great Nicobar Island (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr P Pramod & Dr P V Karunakaran)
Essential Qualifications:  Doctoral degree in Wildlife Biology/Zoology/Life Sciences with two publications in peer-reviewed/ SCI Journals. Excellent proficiency in written and oral English & Hindi languages.
Desirable:

  • Research experience on Crustaceans
  • Excellent communication and skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language,
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License
  • Statistical Analysis and Ecological Modelling in R.

Junior Project Fellow:

Project Title:  Bird hazard risk assessment study for the proposed international airport, Great Nicobar Island (Duration- One Year (Likely to continue); Project PI- Dr P Pramod & Dr P V Karunakaran)
Essential Qualifications: M.Sc in Life Science/Wildlife Science/Zoology/Botany/ Forestry/Ecology with a minimum of 55% marks.
Desirable:

  • Research experience on Crustaceans
  • Excellent communication and skills in English,
  • Proficiency in the Hindi language,
  • Two-wheeler/Four Wheeler Driving License

Age Limit ( As on 27 November 2023 ):

  • Senior Research Fellow/Senior Project Fellow: 32 Years
  • Junior Research Fellow/Junior Research Biologist/Junior Project Fellow: 28 Years
  • Research Associate/Senior Project Associate: 35 Years
  • Project Scientist: 40 Years

Age Relaxation: The upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Women/Physically Challenged, whereas 03 years in the case of OBC.

Salary for SACON Recruitment 2023:



  • Senior Research Fellow: Rs. 35,000 + HRA (as per the DST-SERB rules)
  • Junior Research Fellow: Rs. 31,000 + HRA for NET/GATE candidates and Rs. 25,000 + HRA for Non-NET/GATE candidates (as per DST-SERB rules)
  • Research Associate: Rs. 47,000 + HRA
  • Junior Research Biologist/Junior Project Fellow: Rs. 31,000 + HRA
  • Project Scientist: Rs. 67,000+HRA
  • Senior Project Fellow:  Rs. 35,000 + HRA
  • Senior Project Associate:  Rs. 42,000+ HRA

No.of.Vacancies for SACON Recruitment 2023: 35 Posts

  • Senior Research Fellow: 01 Post
  • Junior Research Fellow: 01 Post
  • Research Associate: 05 Posts
  • Junior Research Biologist: 12 Posts
  • Project Scientist: 02 Posts
  • Senior Project Fellow: 02 posts
  • Junior Project Fellow: 10 Posts
  • Senior Project Associate: 02 Posts

Selection Process:

  • The selection process includes Interviews.
  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview.
  • The final selection will be through an Interview to be conducted for the shortlisted candidates (The exact date, time, and mode of interviews will be intimated to the shortlisted candidates by email)

How to apply for SACON Recruitment 2023?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online on or before 27 November 2023.

For more details & Apply: Click here.

Note:

  • A candidate can apply for a maximum of two positions only.
  • Candidates applying for two positions should submit separate sets of applications and attachments.
  • The hard copies of the filled-in application form and self-attested true copies of all supporting documents should also be submitted when joining.

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