Research Associate for ISB@G20 Project

Position details:

India would be assuming G-20 Presidency from 1st December 2022. In this context, Indian School of Business would work as a knowledge partner to the Department of Commerce on issues pertaining to Global Value Chains (GVCs). ISB is responsible for developing concept notes, working papers, background papers, and presentations.

ISB is looking for motivated candidates to work as Research Associate (RA) on the ISB@G20 project for a duration of 16 months. Ideal candidates should possess strong analytical, quantitative capabilities, as well as a good understanding of international trade and global supply chains. RAs on this project will report to the Program Lead Economist and Heads namely Professor Shekhar Tomar and Professor Apoorva Javadekar. Research Associates (RA) generally go on to pursue Ph.D. in internationally renowned business schools.


The candidate will report to the program lead economist. Candidates are expected to

  • Harvest, collect, and handle the data sets
  • Work with lead economist to build and estimate econometric models
  • Read and summarize relevant literature/news/events
  • Work with Lead Economist to prepare market reports


There are two tracks for the position. Please indicate the track you prefer.

Track A (Market/Business/Policy): MA/MSC in Economics/Finance/International Trade/Public policy, or MBA/ PGDBM from premier institutions like IIMs.

The candidate in Track A is expected to conduct market and economic analysis and prepare reports and help the Lead economist to harvest data and generate presentable insights from the data. Read the WTO policies and make summaries, help Lead economist with the presentations of the working papers, white papers, newspaper articles.

Track B (Analytics): MA/MSC in Economics, Econometrics/Statistics, or Computer Science. B Tech from IIT, NIT or BITS (preferably in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering), or strong sciences background such as Bachelors/Master’s in Physics/Geo-Sciences/Applied Math. Fluency in some of the programming languages is necessary. Skills such as web-scraping, AI/ML are an added advantage. Candidates are expected to harvest the data, build statistical and forecasting models, read and summarize technical and academic research relevant for the program, create Map/Supply Chain Images, and track real-time data.


ISB is a research focused business school. It offers a variety of opportunities to understand the current management phenomena in depth, through research seminars, workshops, and faculty interaction. It provides several options to hone a person’s analytical skills. The hands-on research experience is helpful as the candidate starts his/her own research in the field. The position offers a competitive salary along with other benefits (CTC). ISB is equipped with state-of-the-art library, computing resources, and data sets/terminals.

Location: Hyderabad/Mohali

Vacancy: 2

If interested, please email your CV to clearly indicating your CGPA or percentage score, undergraduate and graduate level transcripts. Also include your preference for Track A or B in the email and cover letter. Please mention “Research Associate for ISB@G20” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.