JOB opening: Project Assistant Position on experimental investigations on the collective behaviour of fish [UPDATE: POSITION FILLED]

[UPDATE: This POSITION is FILLED].

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 jiteshjhawar@gmail.com: 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 – jiteshjhawar@gmail.com

 


Research project position for a duration of 5-6 months in the departments of Chemical engineering and CES [Update: Position filled]

UPDATE: The position has been filled.

Applications are invited for a research project position for a duration of 5-6 months in the departments of Chemical engineering and Centre for ecology, IISc Bangalore, India (Deadline for application: 06 Nov 2018). 

Broad research area: Understanding the agent-level interactions that give rise to the observed collective behaviour.

Project details: Project will be computational in nature; Project will involve developing optimization based methods to identify underlying interactions between a group of agents (like a school of fish or traffic) from the data of their motion and collective dynamics

About the project supervisor:

Dr Danny Raj M, INSPIRE faculty, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IISc [dannym@iisc.ac.in– contact]

Website (for more details): http://dannyrajm.wixsite.com/danny-raj-m

The work will be done in collaboration with Dr Vishwesha Guttal, Associate Professor, Centre for ecological sciences, IISc Bangalore.https://teelabiisc.wordpress.com

Eligibility: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Biological sciences; Final year projects for students in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

Skills desirable: Comfortable with building algorithms and coding (preferably in MATLAB; other packages like Python, Mathematica are also welcome); Penchant for analysing and understanding non-linear dynamics of systems

Details of salary: Candidates joining as project assistant or associate would get a salary commensurate of their experience and qualification; Candidates applying here for their final year projects are not eligible for a salary

Deadline for application: 06 Nov 2018

Contact: Interested candidates should email their resume to dannym@iisc.ac.in with the subject RESEARCH PROJECT POSITION- REG, stating why they are interested in the project (in brief) and how long they can commit to it. [The resume should detail any projects or interesting ventures undertaken that would be relevant for the post being offered].

Other details: An interview or test, will be held with the interested candidate following which the decision to offer the position will be made. The position is extendable based on the performance of the individual.