Under the Government of India approved scheme, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehra Dun is operating the Centre for Glaciology, which is likely to
eventually usher into an independent National Centre for Himalayan Glaciology under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Major objective of the Centre is to mount a coordinated research initiative on Himalayan glaciers to understand the factors controlling the effects of climate on glaciers. The three-fold action plan includes: (i) To establish flagship field station for carrying out high quality meteorological, hydrological, sediment transfer as well as mass balance and glacier dynamic studies to establish
inter linkages between various forcing factors. (ii) Document and understand long-term glacier-climate interactions in the Himalaya through laboratory based, chronological
constrained studies on sediment records including ice-core (iii) To create manpower through training program in India and abroad to take up research in challenging areas of glaciers. To achieve the projected targets and to develop trained manpower and achieve major scientific goals in these challenging areas of glaciology, the Institute invites applications from eligible Indian nationals for the following positions:
Scientist: C : 04 position
Pay Scale : Pay Band-3 : `15600-39100/- + Grade pay: ` 6600/- plus admissible allowances
Age Limit : Not exceeding 40 years as on 30.09.2012.
Educational Qualifications and Experience:
Essential : Ph.D. in any area of Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, hydrology or allied fields with first class in M.Sc., preferably in Glaciology, with four years post doctoral experience in the field of Glaciology with good academic record & publications in reputed journals.
(i) Throughout 1st class academic record. The Institute reserves the right to screen-in candidates with throughout 1st class
academic record for being called for an interview.
(ii) Specialization in the field of Physical Glaciology, Climate Change, Glacial Hydrology, Environmental Glaciology with
expertise in modeling.