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ZSI Recruitment 2020 - Junior / Senior Research Fellow Vacancy - Salary 14,000 - Apply Now

Junior / Senior Research Fellow Jobs in Kolkata: On 01.09.2020, ZSI announced job notification for the post of Junior / Senior Research Fellow has been released officially. M.Sc pass Can apply for this job openings. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria alone can apply on the official website zsi.gov.in. The application process ends on 30.09.2020.
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ZSI Recruitment 2020 - Junior / Senior Research Fellow Vacancy - Salary 14,000  - Apply Now
ZSI Recruitment 2020 - Junior / Senior Research Fellow Vacancy - Salary 14,000 - Apply Now
Company Name ZSI Recruitment 2021
Post Name Junior / Senior Research Fellow Jobs
No of Posts 20
Salary Rs. 12,000 - Rs. 14,000 /-Per Month
Job Location Kolkata Jobs
Last Date to Apply 30/09/2020
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Qualification Details:

Applications are invited from interested and eligible candidates for Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) and Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) in Zoological Survey of India in HQ, Kolkata and regional centres. The position is for a period of three years and purely on temporary basis and will be terminated on completion of the project. On Completion of two years, the JRF will be upgraded to Senior Research Fellow (SRF) based on satisfactory performance and assessment through Expert Committee.

1. Name of the Post : Junior Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

2.Educational Qualification : (i) Master degree in Zoology / Life Sciences with 7Mogy as a major subject in undergraduate course from a ru•ognised University with minimum 55% marks.
(ii) Master degree in Zoology / Life Sciences with 7M)logy as a major subject in undergraduate course from a recognised University with minimum 55% marks. Atleast one publication in SCI Journal and should have completed at least two years of post M.Sc. research exvwrience.

3.Desirable Qualification : (i) Research experience in taxonomy, systematics, zoology    or    allied subject,  field  survey experience in wildlife, wildlife photography, knowledge of Computer  and  basic field data collection, scuba diving and snorkelling, mountaineering etc (ii) Research experience in taxonomy, systematics, zoology or allied subject, field survey experience in wildlife, wildlife photography, knowledge of Computer and basic field data collection, scuba diving and snorkelling, mountaineering etc.

4.Remuneration :(i) Rs.12,000/-   + Admissible HRA (As per rules) (ii) Rs. 14,000'- + Admissible HRA (AS per rules).

5.No. of Posts : 20 (Twenty) (The number of posts may vary as per availability of suitable candidates)

6.Remarks :Thrust Area of Research for ZSI JRFs: Dcxument on Faunal Diversity of FRO- Sensitive 7nnes of India / Faunal Diversity of Ramsar Sites of India I Status survey of Endangered SIRcies /Biogeographical Zones of India / Faunal Diversity of Natural Heritage Sites of India /Funal Diversity of Tiger Reserves of India / Fauna of Biosphere Reserves of India/ Fauna of Forensic Importance / Faunal Diversity of Ecologically Sensitive Coastal Areas / Pollinators Fauna / Parasite and Parasitoid / Soil Inhabiting Fauna/ DNA Barcoding and phylogeny.

7. General Terms And Conditions For Junior / Senior Research Fellow Fellowship: A  Junior  Research  Fellow  will  be  paid  a  Fellowship of  Rs.12,000/-  per  month. Similarly,  aSenior  Research  Fellow  will  be  paid  a  Fellowship  of  Rs.14,000/-  per  month.  A contingent grant of Rs.15,000/- and Rs. 20,000/- per annum per fellow will be made available for the JRF and SRF respectively. The tenure of JRF will be for a period of two years and for SRF, three  years  or  till  the  end  of  the  project,  whichever  is  earlier.  In  any  case,  the  total  duration  of JRF/SRF will not exceed five years.

8. The Junior /Senior Research Fellow is expected to publish at least two research papers preferably in  SCI/UGC  approved  journals  before  his/her  further  assessment  for  SRF.  At  the  end  of  two years,  the  progress  report  of  the  Junior  Research  Fellow  will  be  assessed  by  the  Director, Zoological Survey of India, on the basis of published/accepted paper(s) etc. in SCI journals and if found  satisfactory  and  recommended,  the  fellowship may  be  converted  into  Senior  Research Fellowship of Rs.14,000/-  per month for a further period  depending on  yearly progress. In case the progress is not considered satisfactory and no publications to the credit of the JRF, the Junior Research  Fellow  may  not  be  considered  for  promotion  and  further  extension  of  the  fellowship. The  total  tenure  of  Junior  and  Senior  Research  Fellowship  will  not  exceed  five  years.  The termination of tenure will be intimated two months in advance. A Senior Research Fellow is paid a  fellowship  of  Rs.14,000/-  per  month.  The  duration  of  Senior  Research  Fellowship  will  be  for three years only. A contingent grant of Rs.20,000/- per annum per SRF would be provided to the Institution to which the fellow will be attached.

9. H.R.A.: House rent allowance will be allowed as per the rules of Govt. of India/ ZSI. In no case it should  exceed  the  rates  payable  to  Central  Government  Employees  in  that  area.  The  basis  for calculating HRA will be the actual stipend of the Research Fellow.  

10. Utilization of Contingent grant: Contingent grant can be utilized for the following:Towards  meeting  actual  train  fare  and  the  Daily Allowance  during  tours  of  the  Research Fellow. For attending Seminars/Symposia, for presenting accepted papers. For  purchase  of  chemicals/consumable  items/Books/Software  required  for  research  work and equipment exclusively required for the research projects.For purchase of photographic materials and computation charges for the research or thesis work  and  for  stationary  and  postal  charges  and  cost  of  typing  of  research  directly connected with the research project.For undertaking journey in connections with field data collections and or attending courses / training / seminar / symposium / workshop etc. the research fellows are entitled for Govt. operated  Ship  2nd  Class/Govt.  Operated  Express  Bus/  Express  3rd  AC  Class  Train  by shortest route.  

11. Report:  The  Junior  /  Senior  Research  Fellow  shall  present monthly  and  yearly  reports  on  the progress of his /her work, through the supervisor and the Officer in Charge of Division/Section of ZSIHQ/Regional Centre, in the prescribed proforma.  

12. The  JRF/SRF  shall,  at  the  expiry  of  the  tenure  submit  a  comprehensive  report  of  the  work  done during the entire period of fellowship, through the supervisor, to Director, Zoological Survey of India in the published work (manuscript, reprints). 

13. Publication/Patent: The  results  of  research  work  will  be  encouraged  to publish  in  peer  reviewed journals as well  as  other popular forms of scientific documentation at the discretion of  the Director,ZSI. Due authorship will be given to all researchers and other team members, who have contributed to research papers and patents. In case of any dispute, the Director, ZSI will resolve it amicably. Due acknowledgement  will  be  given  to  all  funding  agencies  in  all  publications  arising  out  of  research work conducted at ZSI.  The right to commercial exploitation of  the results and patent arising out of the investigation will, however, rest exclusively with ZSI.

14. If a JRF/SRF wishes to leave the fellowship before the end of the tenure, it should be with the prior approval of Director, ZSI. The JRF/SRF can be terminated, if the Director, ZSI is not satisfied  with the progress or conduct of the JRF. For the rules regarding selection, payment of funds, utilization of the contingent grant, submission of progress  report,  tenure,  publications  and  the  patents,  leave  for  temporary  or  paid,  lectureship, research, job etc. the general rules applicable to JRFs & SRFs will apply as per rules of MoEFCC.

15.The  Director,  ZSI  may  send  whenever  considered  necessary  its  officers  from  HQ  for  reviewing  the work of the fellows and Associates, inspection of accounts, attendance, etc., in ZSI Regional Centres where the Research Fellows are placed. Any  kind  of  paid  or  honorary,  part-or-full-time  employment  or  private  practice  even  in  honorary capacity is not permissible during the tenure of Fellowship. The  stipend  of  research  fellow  is  exempt  from  the  payment  of  income  tax  under  10(16)  of  IT Act.


JRF: Age shall not be more than 28 years as on last date of application. SRF: The upper age limit for applying for SRF is 32 years.Upper age limit is relaxed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-Non Creamy Layer(NCL)/Women/ Physically Challenged applicants as per Govt. of India rules.
Application Fee:
Applications must be accompanied by a Fee in the form of anAccount Payee Bank Demand Draft (Rs.400/- for general candidates, Rs. 200/- for OBC candidates and Rs.100/- for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes/PH candidates) in favour of Pay and Accounts Officer(BSI/ZSI), 234/4, A.J.C. Bose Road, Nizam Palace Complex, Kolkata-20.Fee once paid, will not be refunded under any circumstances. Candidates should satisfy themselves that they fulfil all the eligibility norms including educational qualifi

General Instructions:

1. At the time of the verification of original documents (even after selection), if it is found that an attempt has been made by the applicant to wilfully conceal, misrepresent or canvass the facts, such applicant will not be considered for selection and due action will be implemented.

2. Candidate selected will be liable to posted anywhere in the country, including field sites and HQ, regional centres of ZSI, will have to join immediately after their selection.

3.The application form can be downloaded from the Zoological Survey of India website http://zsi.gov.in. Incomplete application and application without supporting documents will be rejected and or not considered. While filling the application, the candidate to ensure the correct email ID and Mobile Number as further communication to the candidates by email and mobile only.

4. The Director, Zoological Survey of India reserves the right of selection or rejection of a candidature including cancellation of the advertisement without assigning any reason.



Zoological Survey Of India, M-block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 70 053

Selection Procedure :

1. Candidate will be shortlisted on the basis of their qualification and experience. Mere possession of qualification and experience may not entertain a candidate called for interview or selection.Although, there is indication for number of vacancy, the Director, ZSI reserve the rights for selection of any number of candidates.

2.  Short listed candidates will be informed through email and speed post for appearing before an interview committee. A candidate called for interview will be paid Second Class Railway fares by the shortest route from his/her place of permanent residence to the place of interview and back. However, ZSI will not provide accommodation for candidates appearing for the interview. 

How to Apply :

Candidates should submit the duly filled-in applications with attested true copies of testimonials of educational qualifications, research experience, proof for date of birth etc., along with copies of mark sheets of all examinations and ‘No Objection Certificate’ from present employer (if employed) to The Director, Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata by Speed Post/Registered Post super scribed on the top of the envelope Application for POST DOCTORAL FELLOW within one months from date of publication of the advertisement. The last date of receipt of application from candidates in northeastern states, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti,
Pangi and Chamba, Andaman Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep will be 40 days from the date of advertisement.

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