Call for Junior Research Assistant

School of Ecology, Infrastructure and Human Settlement Management
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
Howrah-711 103
Project on: “GCRF Living Deltas Hub”

[Sponsoring Authority: UKRI-GCRF; Lead Institution: Newcastle University]
Ref.: Advt. No. ARC 1691, published in the “Statesman (All Edition)”, dated 24.08.2021

Interested candidates (Indian Citizens only) are requested to apply online for recruitment to the following post in above mentioned project in the School of Ecology, Infrastructure and Human Settlement Management in Indian Institute of
Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (Formerly BESU, Shibpur) Howrah.

Junior Research Assistant (JRA): No of post – One

Essential Qualification: Master Degree in Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Master of Planning (Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning), Public Health Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Development, Development Studies, GIS and Remote Sensing or equivalent from an institute of good standing acceptable to IIEST, Shibpur (in India or abroad)

Desirable Requirements:

Basic knowledge on climate change issues, coastal and delta dynamics, socio-economic attributes in fragile ecosystems, participatory data collection techniques, connections between environment and development, community planning and development, micro planning for social and physical infrastructure.

The nature of job would require:
Interaction with various Stake-holders, Collection of data (both from primary and secondary sources), Data Analyses, Report Preparation and their Presentations. Proficiency in local vernacular (Speaking, Reading and Writing in Bengali) are desirable for the assignment. Prior exposure of the candidate to the geography, culture and social set up in Indian Sunderbans/Similar Coastal Regions in India would be preferred.

Fellowship: Rs. 52,696/- per month (inclusive of all) for an initial period of 6 (six) months appointment. During extended period, the fellowship amount in INR may vary based on the currency conversion rate (GBP to INR).
Duration: Initially for a period of six months, may be extended subject to availability of fund and satisfactory performance of the scholar.
Competent candidate should submit online application (addressed to Prof. Souvanic Roy, Principal Investigator) indicating
the post applied for along with Curriculum Vitae and all testimonials and a photo identity proof.

Venue of the interview: Date and time of the interview will be intimated in due course.


  1. Project will involve frequent visits and stay for fieldwork in Sunderban delta and other field sites in Bangladesh and Vietnam.
  2. Soft copy of the application along with curriculum vitae to be sent through e-mail to: Prof. Souvanic Roy,
    E-mail id:,
  3. Hardcopy of the application and curriculum vitae and photocopies of testimonials to be sent to the following address latest by September 8, 2021:

Prof. Souvanic Roy
Principal Investigator

School of Ecology, Infrastructure and Human Settlement Management
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur
West Bengal

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