Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences
Vacancy Announcement

1. Research Associate/studentship and 2. field/laboratory Assistant for HEC Project (No. 20-16741/NRPU/R&D/HEC/2021), UAP.

Applications are invited for the position of 1. Research Associate/studentship and 2. field/laboratory Assistant on contractual basis with fixed monthly pay under HEC funded NRPU project No. 20-16741/NRPU/R&D/HEC/2021 2021 Entitled "Enrichment of Indigenously Extracted and Commercially Available Humic Acid with Micronutrients for Increasing Crop Production"

Project Duties:
Candidates with relevant education and substantial working experience in the field of Soil and Environmental Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. Duties and responsibilities include assisting the Principal Investigator (P.I.) and Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) in project-related tasks, conducting work in both field and laboratory settings, including sample collection, field trials and laboratory analyses and compilation of data. The Research Associate is further required to complete the project duration, Thesis Research, and Dissertation, as well as preparing project reports and international publications. Furthermore, responsibilities encompass writing new proposals, presenting data, and fulfilling teaching assignments, among other tasks.

S # Positions Qualification / Experience
1. Ph.D. Student / Research Associate (01) The candidates are required to possess MPhil or M.Sc(Hons) degree in the field of Soil and Environmental Sciences with at least two first divisions and no third division in the academic career. Relevant experience in the project field will be given preference. The selected candidates will be paid @ Rs. 32,000/- pm. fixed and their enrollment in Ph.D. program in the relevant field is required. He will be required to sign a bond for entire duration of the project, initially for one Year.
2. Studentship / Field / Laboratory Assistant The candidates are required to possess Matric with Science or higher education. Relevant experience in the project area especially in soil, plant and water analyses and field trials will be given preference. The selected candidates will be paid @ Rs. 18,000/- pm. fixed and will be required to sign a bond for entire duration of the project, initially for one Year.

Project information/ Contract duration:
The project duration is 36 months. The positions mentioned above are purely on a temporary basis. The initial appointment for Serial No. 1 & Serial No. 2 will be 12 months which may be extended based on the satisfactory performance of the applicant and the availability of funds from the donor agency.

How to apply:
One-page application having 2 Passport (color) size photos, 1 reference letter, Attested Certificates/Testimonials, Attested Experience letter if any, CNIC, Domicile including latest CV must reach the office of the undersigned by September 15, 2023. The Interview will be convened on September 22, 2023 at 10 am in the office of the Principal Investigator of the project.

Note:
Incomplete application shall not be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview by the selection Committee. The candidates are required to bring along their original certificates and testimonials at the time of interview. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the interview.

For more information:

Dr. Maria Mussarat
Principal Investigator
Project No. 20-16741/NRPU/R&D/HEC/2021 2021
Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, UAP
Cell #: +92 3319987799
Email: drmaria@aup.edu.pk


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