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Vacancy Announement of a Research Assistant for a Research Project

isms | 10 March, 2015 14:16

Vacancy Announcement of a Research Assistant for a Research Project

A Research Project in Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE), School of Science, Kathmandu University is seeking a candidate in the position of Research Assistant. Key terms of reference and responsibilities are given below.


Key Roles and Responsibilities


  1. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Research Project.

  1. The incumbent will report to PI of the Research Project.

  1. The incumbent will be stationed and work in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Central Campus of Kathmandu University. The candidate will provide inputs in planning, designing and operating the Rock Filter Wastewater Treatment System to be established in the Research Station of Central Campus. Frequent travel to the sampling sites, treatment plants, other analytical laboratories in Dhulikhel and out-of Dhulikhel is expected.

  1. The incumbent will prepare chemicals, sampling bottles, reagents and other essential items to run the experiments and analysis of the environmental quality parameters.

  1. The incumbent will help students undertaking project or thesis to design the reactors or other laboratory scale operating units, collect parts or other items from the market or workshops, assemble the parts and operate the facilities.

  1. The incumbent will collect samples and analyze various parameters as instructed by the PI of the Research Project.

  1. The incumbent will plan, design, construct and operate the pilot scale Rock Filter Wastewater Treatment Plant.

  1. The incumbent will estimate the quantities of the materials required to construct plant and the chemicals, reagents or items essential in the analytical laboratory or the experimental facilities.

  1. The incumbent will communicate with the Technicians, Administrator or Finance office in installing the plant, purchasing the chemicals, equipments such as pumps, incubators and samplers.

  1. The incumbent will contact the supplier, receive the quotations and gets approval from the PI in forwarding them to the concerned authorities.

  1. The incumbent will ensure the smooth functioning of the facilities. He / She will identify the issues, concerns and operational problems of these facilities and report to the concerned Supervisors.

  1. Any other instructions and roles asked by the PI.



Required qualifications and Competencies

Four Years Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Chemical Engineering. A Master's Degree in the similar field or a prior experiences in field research is an added advantage but not mandatory.

Interested candidates can submit the application along with a cover letter, CV and other credentials to the following address no later than March 15, 2015.  


Dr. Nawa Raj Khatiwada
Principal Investigator and Associate Professor

Environmental Engineering Field of Study
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE)

School of Science, Kathmadnu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre
 
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