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JOB POST: Junior Research Fellows at Panjab University, Chandigarh [5 Vacancies]: Apply by March 24: Expired

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Panjab University, Chandigarh, is inviting applications from highly interested and motivated candidates for the post of Junior Research Fellows, for the project “Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies (TIGR2ESS)”.
This is a Global Challenges Research Fund Project of UK Research Councils, which is a multi-institution research collaboration led by the University of Cambridge. The focus of the work of the positions will be on ‘Impacting Wellbeing in Rural and Urban Communities: Education, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship leading to improved Human Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing’ (Flagship Programme 6 of the project of which more details can be viewed at the web-link given above).
The work is primarily field-based and would require extensive travelling, especially in Punjab. The applicant should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and a good working knowledge of Punjabi.

Position

JRF’s

Duration

One year wef. Date of Joining

Emoluments

31,000+16% HRA p.m. (NET Qualified) 20,000+16% HRA p.m. (non-NET Qualified)

1. JRF in Media and Communication Studies

Essential Qualification

Masters’ and NET in Communication/Journalism)

Roles and Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will be working on external and internal media management of the project. Communication strategies will be built across the activities being conducted in various areas plus a communication plan devised to bring about convergence among these activities being conducted by the various teams at Panjab University. The Research Fellow will work extensively with the community and devising effective participatory communication strategies for nutrition, skills development and empowerment with a special focus on rural youth and women. The methodology for Action Research with the innovative intervention(s) will be designed and implement
The Research Fellow’s tasks will include the following
• Conducting survey(s)
• Developing content and designing IEC materials,
• Conducting workshops etc. • Preparing content and designing the presentation of materials,
• Interventions (skills training etc) using action research methodology,
• Tracking the progress of the intervention(s); impact assessment,
• Data management, analysis, documentation, report writing, presentation,
• Assist in the production of publicity material,
• Assist in organising press conferences, writing press releases and press notes.

2. JRF in Skills Development and Training

Essential Qualification

Masters’ and NET in Public Administration/Economics/Management/Social Work)

Roles and Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will be working on understanding the government’s policies on skills development within the framework of education, employment and empowerment for youth and women; examining the impact of innovative skill programmes on well being, and implementing action research interventions. Some experience of conducting surveys and working with agricultural extension services and rural organisations, collecting qualitative and quantitative data, data management, and data analysis using statistical software is desirable.
The Research Fellow’s tasks will include the following:
• Reviewing literature
• Conducting field studies to ascertain skills levels, needs and aspirations’ assessment among rural and peri-urban youth and women (quantitative and qualitative)
• Conducting workshops etc.
• Interventions (skills training etc) using action research methodology
• Tracking the progress of the intervention(s)
• Data management, analysis, documentation, report writing, presentation

3. JRF in Fashion Design Technology

Essential Qualification

Masters’ in Fashion Technology/Design and NET in the allied subject)

Roles and Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will be working with a focus on skills development for entrepreneurship among youth and women. The principles of sustainability (recycling) and creating value from waste will be an important cornerstone of the initiative. In addition, capacities will be created in a TOT model to sustain the intervention(s)
The Research Fellow’s tasks will include the following:
• conducting workshops for recreating product lines from discarded, pre-loved, pre and post-consumer textile waste for Closed Loop Textile Consumption.
• imparting various skill levels to different groups in these workshops.
• examining the impact of innovative skill interventions in terms of improvement in entrepreneurship and financial empowerment of womenfolk of selected rural areas.
• tracking the progress of the above and undertaking follow-ups.
• Data management, analysis, documentation, report writing, presentation.

4. JRF in Organic Farming and Agricultural Diversification

Essential Qualification

Masters’ and NET in Economics/Management/ Public Administration

Roles and Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will be studying the economic sustainability of organically grown crops as an alternative to conventional farming; policies and practices of agricultural diversification etc. There will be extensive survey work, largely based on primary data.
The Research Fellow’s tasks will include the following:
• Reviewing literature
• Conducting extensive farm surveys
• Conducting workshops etc.
• Interventions using action research methodology
• Tracking the progress of the intervention(s)
• Data management, analysis, documentation, report writing, presentation

5. JRF in Food and Culture, Entrepreneurship and Tourism

Essential Qualification

Masters in Hotel Management and NET in an allied subject

Roles and Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will be engaged in identifying dietary changes in terms of traditional and modern ingredients in Punjabi diets with special reference to their nutritional value. The issues of health and nutrition-based diets are the core of sustainable solutions to health and nutrition. The various outcomes planned stem from the objective of building entrepreneurial and culinary capacities in rural and peri-urban areas to promote Agri- and Food Tourism with a focus on health and nutrition.
The Research Fellow’s tasks will include the following:
• Reviewing literature,
• Developing a nutrition curriculum,
• Documenting foods of Punjab,
• Conducting workshops etc.
• Interventions (skills training etc) using action research methodology with a focus on building culinary and entrepreneurial capacities for Food Tourism.

How to Apply?

How to Apply: Applications are invited from Indian Nationals in the given format available here
The application should reach in physical or e-form by 24th March 2020, addressed to Prof. Ramanjit Kaur Johal, Department of Public Administration, Arts Block III, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014. Email: rkjohal@pu.ac.in with cc to traj@pu.ac.in
Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. Intimation will be by email alone. No TA/DA will be paid.

Contact

Email: rkjohal@pu.ac, traj@pu.ac.in

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