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We are looking to hire a Project Assistant to work on a SERB funded project on experimental investigations on the collective behaviour of fish, led by Vishwesha Guttal (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) – DEADLINE for applications: July 7th 2019
Project Description: The project aims to study collective behaviour in schooling fish via laboratory experiments. In our ongoing work, we are aiming to understand how fish interact with each other in groups by analyzing data from collective behaviour experiments in the lab. The larger project involves a blend of computational and mathematical approaches towards inferring such interactions. For this position, the student is expected to perform a large number of experiments in the laboratory. However, depending on the interest the candidate may participate in other aspects of the project as well.
The work will be done in the lab of Dr Vishwesha Guttal, Associate Professor, Centre for ecological sciences, IISc Bangalore.https://teelabiisc.wordpress.com
Eligibility: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from any branch of science/engg.
Skills: Experience with experimental design, statistics, fish behaviour, fieldwork and a knowledge of basic ecology will be desirable.
Appointment details: The position will start in August 2019 (or earlier if the candidate is available to join early). The appointment will be for one year. Extension may be considered based on mutual requirement and funding. The project assistant is expected to commit to 1 year of appointment.
Remuneration for this position is as per norms (~Rs 25,0000 – 30,000 per month if you hold a Masters degree), and the position includes research expenses including travel support for fieldwork (if necessary).
To apply: Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: a 1-page cover letter describing your qualifications and potential interest in the position, your CV, and contact information for 2 references. An interview or test will be held with the interested candidate following which the decision to offer the position will be made. We will begin reviewing applications beginning July 7 on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Contact: For further information, do not hesitate to contact the PhD student in charge of this project – Jitesh Jhawar – email@example.com