A project assistant position is available at the Behavioural Ecology Lab led by Manjari Jain at IISER, Mohali. The project is focussed on avian bioacoustics and behavioural ecology.


Duration: 1 year, extendable on satisfactory performance. 3 months ‘probation on joining.

Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology


Salary: Consolidated salary of INR 20,000/- per month for the tenure of the project. Medical


Benefits: According to institute policies.


Eligibility: M.Sc./B. Tech./M. Tech, in any discipline of Science or Engineering. Candidates with experience in behavioural ecology, field ornithology, bioacoustics/signal analysis will be preferred. Programming skill in C, C++, MATLAB, R is desirable


The project is mostly fieldwork-oriented and will involve travel to remote locations including forests. The work is physically demanding and candidate must be physically fit. Conditions in the field can be harsh and facilities available at field station may be limited at times. Thus, it is critical that the candidate is highly motivated and passionate about field-based research. Another part of the project will involve extensive signal analysis, hence programming/signal-analysis skills will be an added advantage.


The above-mentioned criteria are basic and indicative only. Short-listing of applicants will be made based on their recent resume and proof of expertise.


 How to apply?

Application must be sent by email ONLY.

Email should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject:

‘Application for Project Assistant Position’. Application package should contain: a cover letter stating your motivation (1 page), detailed CV (it must contain complete academic details; field and research experience along with signal processing, programing skills, if any, must be clearly stated) and the name and contact of at least two referees. All this must be sent in .doc or .pdf form (preferably in a single PDF). If required, shortlisted candidates will be emailed and informed and may be asked to appear for an interview (skype interview is also possible). No TA/DA will be paid. Applications will be accepted till October 31st 2016.


Dr. Manjari Jain

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Biological Sciences

IISER Mohali