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Vacancy: Research assistant and intern at CCB, KIAS

Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and autonomous research organization based in Nepal established by a group of Nepali scientists with proven excellence in basic and applied research. KIAS aims to serve the nation through high quality researches, which are critical for developing appropriate solutions and providing objective recommendations for national policies and strategies.

KIAS conducts basic and applied research in the natural sciences, life sciences and physical sciences through its constitute research centers. KIAS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive researchers and staffs and believes in promoting affirmative action to achieve such diversities. KIAS encourages all qualified applicants, including minorities and women.

Center for Conservation Biology (CCB), one of the three research centers of KIAS, is carrying out several research projects on endangered species, habitat restoration and conservation education. CCB at KIAS seeks application from competent, committed and result-oriented individuals to work with a group of internationally recognized experts.

  1. Research Assistant (Position: 1)
  2. Research Interns (Position: 2)

A: Research Assistant

Research Assistant (RA) is an ideal position for early career researcher and plays important role in CCB team. The individual will be a part of the restoration research project. The project will include assessment of restoration potential of selective plant species and other key habitat requirements.  A primary deliverable of the project will be restoration of degraded habitat based on research findings and engagement of local communities in the conservation program. 

An ideal candidate should be highly motivated in both scientific research and conservation outreach.  A working knowledge in GIS, spatial data analysis and R is required. Furthermore, candidate should be willing to visit remote areas frequently.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Identifying, reviewing and synthesizing academic literature
  2. Assist in project planning and execution
  3. Communicate with field staff and community members
  4. Compile, process and manage dataset from field.
  5. Write project progress report.
  6. Visit field and represent the organization at local meetings and events
  7. Other miscellaneous tasks as assigned by supervisor/team leader. 

Key Requirements:

Education: At least a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, zoology, botany, environmental sciences.

Experience: 0-1 years. Typical previous experience includes research internship while in college or internships with similar organizations or academic institutions.

Desirable Skills: Knowledge of conservation ecology, ability to conduct literature search, draft literature review and report, knowledge in python program language is preferred, but not mandatory.

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (with frequent field visit)

Start date: October 2020

Salary: According to KIAS rules

Deadline: October 19, 2020

Duration: One year with possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please email an application at [email protected] with “Research Assistant -CCB #2001” in the subject line  and attach a cover letter (maximum one page) and updated CV in single PDF file. Please name file as “YOUR FAMILY NAME_YOUR FIRST NAME-CCB#2001"

B: Research Intern

Research Intern (RI) is an ideal position for a fresh university graduate who wants to strengthen his/her research career. This is a full-time research trainee position upto six months.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Reviewing and synthesizing academic literature
  2. Data computation and curation
  3. Other miscellaneous tasks as assigned by supervisor/team leader.

Key Requirements:

Education: At least a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, zoology, botany, environmental sciences.

Experience:  This position does not require a prior experience.  

Desirable Skills: Ability to conduct literature search, and write review report, ability to deadline.

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (9AM-5PM is must). There is a possibility of work from home for a certain period.

Start date: October 2020

Salary: According to KIAS rules

Deadline: October 19, 2020

Duration: Six months

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please email an application at [email protected] with “Research Intern -CCB-RI #2002” in the subject line  and attach a cover letter (maximum one page) and updated CV in single PDF file. Please name file as “YOUR FAMILY NAME_YOUR FIRST NAME-CCB-RI#2002"