RA for Professor Chandan Chowdhury

Brief Introduction:

A full-time Research Associate position is available under Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Executive Director, Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing and Punj Llyod Institute for Infrastructure Management and Practice Professor (Operations Management and Information System) at ISB. The position starts in September 2017. The initial contract will be for a period of one year and will be renewed for one more year based on performance.
Selected candidate will have a great experience if he/she aspires to do high quality applied research being translated into publication and case study.
  • Candidate will be primarily required to assist the faculty in his ongoing research work - data collection, developing research database and data cleaning, analysis of research findings and their documentation. This would also involve occasional visits to companies/organizations from where data is collected.
  • The scope will be applied research, potential areas being
    • Processing approximately 13 million records related to skilling to understand impact on employability
    • Understanding impact of digital transformation on business performance
    • Supply chain
    • Understanding impact of digital simulation tools  on performance of organization.

      Best Match:
      You should consider yourself a good fit for this position if you think you might want to pursue a PhD (candidates already committed to a research career will be given preference), and want to get some experience to see if a research career is for you.
      Professor Chowdhury comes from a unique background of both academia and corporate and his special areas of interest are innovation, ‘Technology Enabled Business Transformation’ and business process improvement.  Therefore, you can look forward to solving some real life problem that can make a difference to organization’s competitiveness. The skills you develop will help you in applying to top ranked doctoral programs in the Operations Management and Information Systems area. The admissions track record of ISB RAs in top doctoral programs is very good, with admissions to PhD programs at Boston College, various University of California campuses, Columbia, Minnesota, USC and Virginia, and Finance PhD programs at Wharton, Stern, Kellogg, MIT and Duke.
Skills and Qualifications 
  • A Postgraduate degree in
    • M Tech from IIT, NIT, BITS etc.
    • Economics/ Statistics/ Mathematics/ Computer Science/Engineering from leading Institutions.
    • MBA/ PGDBM from premier institutions like IIMs, MDI Gurgaon etc.
  • Consistently high CGPA, evidence of academic excellence and aptitude for research.
  • Excellent analytical and computing skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency in the use of software packages such as SPSS, SAS and languages such as R, STATA, and MATLAB will be preferred. 
  • Candidate must have excellent writing skills
  • Analytical Capabilities (modeling + statistical analysis) are a must with a Master's level degree (engineering preferred but not a must).
  • Must have interest in Operations Management  as an area, with an intention to go for higher studies (Ph.D)
  • The candidate must have high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and absolute commitment to task completion.

    Please send across your CV with the subject line : RA for Professor Chandan Chowdhury
Location : Mohali
Positions Vacant : 1
Interested candidates can send their CVs to careers@isb.edu