Fossil Study Scientist

The tasks a Paleobotanist is expected to perform include:

Studying fossilized remains of plants found in geological formations to trace evolution and development of past life and identify geological formations according to nature and chronology

Undertaking field trips and recovering fossilized specimens from dug out layer of earth or rock and noting their positions

Assembling and studying specimens using microscope, chemicals, photographic methods and other scientific aids

Identifying and classifying specimens according to botanical family, probable age, etc.

Making statistical analysis and constructing experimental data to trace history of modern vegetation or to locate natural resources such as petroleum bearing formations and preparing reports on findings

Organising scientific expeditions and supervise removal of fossils from fossil deposits and material rock formations

Specialising in Geochronology (General history of earth), Coal Paleobotany, Oil Paleobotany etc.

Knowledge of all types of fossilized remains of organisms, including those of plants, animals, bacteria and even single-celled living beings

Skilled in radar scanning

Ability to examine and identify the assembly of fossils

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Exceptional communicator

Strong interpersonal skills

Research and problem solving skills

Attention to detail

Analytical skills

Technical abilities

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is considered hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, infection, allergies, slips and falls, general fatigue, nausea, burns, etc.

Health risks include exposure to cleaning agents and disinfectants, drugs, anaesthetic gases, solvents, paints, and compressed gases, potential exposures to allergens, infectious zoonotics, working in wet locations, lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsof experience ?INR10,000 toINR12,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsof experience ?INR15,000 toINR25,500 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsof experience ?INR30,500 toINR50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Indian Pharmaceuticals Sector

Pharmaceutical industry falls under the broader umbrella of Life Sciences. Pharmaceutical industry is further classified into five sub-segments - Domestic Formulation Companies, Export Oriented Formulation Companies, API Manufacturers, Contract Manufacturing of Formulations, and Nutraceuticals Products. Apart from core sub segments, Pharmaceutical is affected by Biopharmaceuticals and Contract research. Currently, the Indian pharmaceuticals sector ranks third globally in terms of volume sales and 10th, in terms of value. With the evolution of the sector, the boundaries between these sub-sectors are getting blurred. Biotechnologists are increasingly catering to pharma clients, while pharma companies now have biotech products in their fold.

Understanding any one element necessitates understanding the entire spectrum. Indian pharmaceuticals sector has increasingly demonstrated growth in mid-teens over the last few years- inherent nature makes it recession proof. The pharmaceuticals sector presents diverse and lucrative opportunities for both domestic and foreign multinational companies.

The sector is expected to reach US$60 billion in 2017 (CAGR of 18 percent) whereas the industry size is expected to reach of US$100 billion by 2020, thereby employing 1.5 million people in the sector by 2015, 1.898 million by 2018 and 2.464 million by 2022.

Universities, museums across India

Research institutions across India

Forensic departments across India

Archaeology departments across India

Towns and cities across India

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Palaeontology colleges across India

Geology or geography or earth science colleges across India

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