Sunday, October 25, 2015

UNESCO Training

Marine GIS for Operational Oceanography Training Course 14 - 18 December 2015

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:
- OTGA Application Form (also available for download at
- Endorsement letter (from employer or host organisation, in case of asking for sponsorship)
- copy of passport's first page.

Applications (OTGA Application Form and Endorsement Letter) should be sent by email to Dr. Claudia Delgado (OTGA Project Manager, and Dr. B. Madhusudhana Rao (OTGA India Regional Training Centre Coordinator, / no later than 15 November 2015. Send all documents in one single email with the subject ‘Marine GIS for Operational Oceanography course application'.

We underline that the deadline for applications is 15 November 2015.

Kind regards,

Claudia Delgado | Training Coordinator
UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE
Wandelaarkaai 7/61
B-8400 Oostende

Young India Fellowship Programme 2016

Applications are invited for the Young India Fellowship programme for 2016/2017 academic year. Young India Fellowship is a one year postgraduate residential programme. The Fellows come from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and contribute to the cross-flow of ideas and inspired learning which adds to liberal education that the Fellowship offers. Fellows will receive a full or partial scholarship to cover the entire fee, boarding and lodging when they enter this prestigious fully-residential, full-time programme. Applicants will be doing internship in a project based on their liking and background.

To apply click here.

PhD Vacancies at Stockholm Resilience Centre

PhD student in sustainability - focus on sustainable and healthy diets
The position will be associated with the project entitled "Developing a
social-ecological approach for quantitative metrics of sustainable and
healthy diets". This PhD project will apply a social-ecological approach in developing an integrated framework of indicators on health, nutrition and
sustainability that collectively define what constitutes a healthy and
sustainable diet, and that enable the measurement of the health and
sustainability impacts of different food commodities or whole diets
through the food supply-chain. This comprehensive suite of
nutrition/health and sustainability indicators will provide a basis for
detecting synergies and trade-offs between health and environmental
benefits in the context of specific dietary choices. Application deadline 20 November 2015. Read more and apply here
PhD student in sustainability - focus on the biophysical resource economy
The PhD student will analyse how the biophysical resource economy is shaped by social factors such as trust, perception of needs, and alignment of agendas. We expect that the student will apply systems analysis methods to several different cases. The student will use the analysis of adaptation to climate change as a model for studying other anthropogenic global changes. The project research will be within the topic: Modelling social system interactions with the local and global biophysical resource economy. Application deadline 20 November 2015. Read more and apply here
PhD student in sustainability - focus on circular economy
The PhD student will critically evaluate the methods of circular economy
and related concepts of a biophysically-based economy, and contribute
to methodological and theory development in transdisciplinary integrated
research for sustainability. The student will use and interpret a suite of quantitative and conceptual system modelling methods: those used in AdaptEconII projects, the planetary boundaries research network, and linked integrated global modelling initiatives. Application deadline 20 November 2015. Read more and apply here
PhD student in sustainability - focus on global stewardship of marine resources
The position will be associated with the project ”Nereus – Predicting the Future Oceans”, with a focus on global stewardship of marine resources (in particular fisheries). The employment represent a close collaboration with additional partners in the project (see: and aims to examine historical change, present challenges and possible future oportunities associated with stewardship of marine systems, in a global perspective. The PhD student is expected to address questions such as: How does international institutions respond to ecological dynamics and climate change, or: How does non-state actors influence the adaptive capacity of existing institutions. The global perspective is key and due attention will be given to the Research Proposal. Application deadline 20 November 2015. Read more and apply here


Title: The Institutional Canopy of Conservation: Governance and Environmentality in East Africa.
Duration: August 2014 - July 2021 (7 years).
Implementing organizations: McGill University, Canada, and the African Conservation Centre, Kenya

The I-CAN project will support four (4) scholarships for Doctoral and Masters studies. Two (2) four-year.Doctoral scholarships will start in September 2015 and/or 2016, and two (2) two-year Masters
scholarships in September 2016 and 2018. Depending on the applications received, there may be some flexibility in the start dates.Students will be based at McGill University, Canada or at one of the other I-CAN partner universities –i.e., Carleton University and University of Victoria, Canada, University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, and the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology in Germany. The field work will be carried out in at least one of the eight (8) project study sites in Kenya and/or Tanzania.

Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and a Letter expressing their interest in pursuinggraduate studies with the I-CAN project to Professor John Galaty, the I-CAN Project Co-Director, at McGill University, at In some cases, candidates may have already established contact with a professor involved in the I-CAN project. If not, Professor Galaty can facilitate the identification of a potential supervisor and institution. Interested candidates should make first contact by November 15, 2015, or earlier, to facilitate formal graduate applications as early as December 15, 2015.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lab technician @IISc

Application is invited for a lab technician to perform DNA based ecological and entomological research at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. There will be opportunity to publish data and participate in weekly journal clubs/lab meetings. This is a full-time contractual position, renewable on an annual basis. Salary as per IISc norms and experience.

Essential: prior knowledge of molecular techniques.

Duties: to support several collaborative projects in ecology, and evolution. Specifically he/she will conduct laboratory, and field experiments; perform inventory and order material/supplies in a molecular biology laboratory; enter data and manage databases on a regular basis; maintain laboratory in working order; assist students and other personnel with research.

Qualifications: A strong science background BSc.or MSc degree in molecular biology, ecology or related discipline is preferred.
To apply: please send one page write up to Dr Farah Ishtiaq at

Please explain why you are interested in this post and highlight  relevant research interests and experience. Applications with only CV attached to emails will not be considered.

Project Assistant position at IISc

Please find below the details of a *project assistant position* at the
Center for Ecological Sciences (CES), IISc, Bengaluru.
We are looking at various soil invertebrates inhabiting large herbivore dung
in Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary.

We are looking for a *project assistant* for the morphological
identification of the dung beetles collected from the wildlife
sanctuary. The candidate should have a minimum qualification of a Masters
degree in biology, preferably with specialization or some exposure in
taxonomy and species' identification.

It is a paid position with the stipend depending on the candidate's
qualifications. A necessary training in the field would also be provided,
depending on the candidate's previous exposure to this field.

 3 months (or may be extended)

Bengaluru with occasional travel to Mudumalai sanctuary field station

Interested people can write back to me at at the
earliest with their name, address and academic qualifications. Also add the
contact details of a reference, if available.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme

On behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology, India, British Council- India and the Department of Biotechnology, India are pleased to invite applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements between the UK and Indian institutions. In India, the application is open to PhD scholars who have qualified any National level test and pursuing PhD in Biological and interface Sciences. Please refer to call guidelines for full details of eligibility criteria
Deadline for receipt of applications: 7 December 2015
Selection results announced by 15 February 2016
Placements to take place between April 2016 to December 2016
The application should be submitted by PhD student with endorsement from both the sending and receiving supervisors with the latter’s confirmation that they will host the PhD students; duration of the stay and level of bench fees they will charge.
Applications should include the statement of purpose. 
UK applicants apply here 
Indian applicants apply here