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Vacancy: Several Positions (Research Intern and Research Assistant)

Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS) is a not-for-profit research organization in Nepal established by a group of Nepali scientists with proven excellence in basic and applied research as well experience in science popularization. Currently, KIAS conducts advanced research through five constituent research centers, each of them is led by full time Ph.D. scientists with several students and national and international collaborators. KIAS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a broadly 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 Water and Atmospheric Research (CenWAR) at KIAS seeks application from competent, committed and result-oriented individual to work with a group of internationally recognized experts. Location: All the posts are Kathmandu based. Deadline for application submission is December 20, 2019.

1. Position available: Research Intern (ONE) 

Background of project: Kathmandu is facing a multitude of fine particle emissions from anthropogenic sources. In this project, we aim to assess the status of air quality, identify the sources of pollution and its impact on surrounding environment in Kathmandu, Nepal by collecting time series particulate matter samples and analyzing them using state of the art technologies.

Major responsibilities The research intern will be responsible for research activities in the field of air pollution. The activities include, collection of air samples using high volume air sampler, maintenance of the sample when require, field survey, writing reports, presentation in seminars/workshop. In addition, the intern will carry out assignments given by the project supervisor. 

Salary: According to KIAS rule.

Qualifications The ideal candidate should have at least a BS degree in Environmental Management/Science/Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Meteorology or other relevant disciplines. The candidate should have strong commitment, interpersonal communication and computer skills. The candidate should be focused and willing to follow the ethics of research work, able to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. Preference will be given to women candidates and with knowledge on air pollution. This is a full-time job. Working hour 9 am to 5pm, five days a week.

To apply for this position, email your current CV and a letter of interest as a single pdf file to Human Resource Department ([email protected]) with vacancy #CenWAR1904 on subject line of the email.

 2. Position available: Research assistant (Two) 

Background of project:  Recurrent droughts have depressed rural economies and enhanced widespread hunger and human migration to South Asian cities. Due to climate change, the region is projected to experience rising temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events in the long term. It is imperative to monitor drought and its impact in a regional scale using reliable datasets. This will enhance community resilience, preparedness and response in South Asian countries. Further, evaluating drought impacts on local communities could assist in identifying proper water management schemes. However integrated research that combines satellite–based drought indicators with community impact assessment is rare. Therefore, primary aim of the proposed work is to develop a suitable drought monitoring tool for South Asia using freely available satellite datasets. 

Major responsibilities The research assistant will be responsible for research activities in the field of satellite remote sensing. The activities include, satellite data management, data analysis, data collection, field survey, report writing, presentation in seminars/workshop. In addition, research assistant will carry out assignments given by his/her supervisor.

Salary: According to KIAS rule.

Qualifications  The ideal candidate should have at least a BS degree in Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Hydrology, Meteorology or other relevant disciplines. The candidate should have strong computer programming skill, commitment towards research work and interpersonal communication. The candidate should be focused and willing to follow the ethics of research work, able to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. Preference will be given to women candidates and with knowledge on remote sensing and GIS. This is a full-time job. Working hour 9 am to 5pm, five days a week. 

To apply for this position, email your current CV and a letter of interest as a single pdf file to Human Resource Department ([email protected]) with vacancy #CenWAR1905 on subject line of the email.

 3. Position available: Research Intern (Two) 

Background of project: Nepal has a varied climate within the span of 240 km in the North-South direction, which makes it difficult to complete accurate and timely assessment of climatic hazards and weather forecasting with limited weather stations. Installing weather stations is an expensive option, inaccessible for most Nepalese; making numerous installations impossible. Therefore, it is very important for us to be capable of building low cost weather station in Nepal. This project aims to build a low-cost weather station in Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences.

Major responsibilities He or she will be responsible for building low cost mobile weather station. The activities include, assembling required materials for building instrument, checking its performance, calibration and maintenance when required, field survey, writing reports, presentation in seminars/workshop. In addition, he or she will carry out assignments given by project supervisor. 

Salary: According to KIAS rule.

Qualifications  The ideal candidate should have at least a BS degree in electronics engineering and/or have experience in building and assembling instruments, motivated in building weather sensor. The candidate should have good computer skill and should be focused and willing to follow the ethics of work. This is a full-time job. Working hour 9 am to 5pm, five days a week. To apply for this position, email your current CV and a letter of interest as a single pdf file to Human Resource Department ([email protected]) with vacancy #CenWAR1906 on subject line of the email.

Application closing date Selection of candidate will be done on rolling basis. Selected candidate will be recruited immediately. The deadline for application submission is December 20, 2019. However, we encourage early application.