Post-Doc Fellowship with Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise

Brief Introduction:

Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise (TSh_CFE) at the Indian School of Business seeks to advance real-world and academic knowledge of family business. The Centre invites applications for post-doc position from applicants with a PhD in social science disciplines such as Economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, law, and management, to conduct research with a focus on family business.

Job Summary:

This is a research position in an academic setting. The successful candidate will carry out research activities within the mission and strategy of TSh_CFE in one or more of its research themes with other members of the Centre’s team. The researcher will work on advancing conceptual frameworks and empirical studies with the aim to publish in top outlets.


Post Doc’s primary areas of work will include but not be limited to,

a)  The Postdoctoral Researcher will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced research using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases developing new protocols; summarize findings and publish results in research journals; assume general responsibility for operations of the research project; provide supervision and guidance to other researchers and research associates.

b)  Supervise other personnel in the project to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency; participate in the training of fellow researchers as needed.

c) There will be opportunities to independently develop research ideas, co-author papers, and work with the Executive Director, faculty, and scholars associated with the Centre  for publication in top tier journals.

d) Occasionally, they may be required to develop and publish teaching cases and notes, white papers, contribute to the Family Enterprise Quarterly (the quarterly magazine published by the Centre), assist the Centre in organizing its flagship biennial conferences, workshops, and training programs.

Skills and Qualifications:

1.  Ph.D. in social science disciplines such as Economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, law, and management, or any other allied areas.

2. They should have a proven track record of published research and should be able to provide a writing sample.

3. Proficiency in at least one statistical and computational packages such as R, Python, and STATA and ML and AI knowledge is essential.

4. Familiarity with advanced research methodologies such as statistics, econometrics, simulation, optimization, survey design, and field experiments are desirable.

5. Strong writing skills in English and ability to present concepts and data effectively.

6. Independently carry out research activities and maintain high quality and integrity of work process and results

7. Responsive to mentorship to produce high-quality outputs in the defined timeframe

The application should include:

1)  Cover letter

2) Proof of qualifications and full CV

3) Any relevant information indicating experience in research or academic work.

4) If possible, please include 2-3 letters of recommendation.

5) To apply please email the above to

Location: Hyderabad

Salary: Attractive, commensurate with skill set and experience.

Number of Positions: 1