Research Associate with Professor Pooja Mishra

Role: Research Associate

Location: Hyderabad (On-Site)

No of Openings: 1

Faculty Name: Professor Pooja Mishra

Academic Area: Organizational Behaviour

Joining date: Early June/July. The candidate must be able to join by July 1st, 2024.

Research Summary of the Faculty:

Professor Pooja Mishra:
Pooja Mishra is an Assistant professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Indian School of Business. Her research integrates insights from sociology and psychology with the organizational literature to generate a precise understanding of sources of disadvantage for women, workers from families of lower socioeconomic status, and older workers. Her research also examines effects of non-work variables on worker’s performance and well-being specifically in the post-pandemic era. She has a PhD from Singapore Management University and  Masters in Management from INSEAD.

About ISB

The Indian School of Business (ISB) evolved from the need for a world-class business school in Asia. The founders, some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds, anticipated the leadership needs of the emerging Asian economies. The ISB is committed to creating such leaders through its innovative programs, outstanding faculty, and thought leadership. The Indian School of Business (ISB) provides a robust environment that generates high-quality research that is both contemporary and rigorous.

About this Position:

ISB is looking for candidates with strong analytical and quantitative capabilities, and excellent communication skills. We seek applications from motivated individuals with a strong academic background to work as Research Associates at ISB. Research Associates (RA) generally go on to pursue a Ph.D. in internationally renowned schools of management, economics or public policy after working at ISB for about 2-3 years.

There is currently 1 RA position available with Prof. Pooja Mishra.

The candidate will assist the faculty in their ongoing research work, including literature review, econometric analyses and design and implementation of experiments. S/he will be working on large scale impact assessment studies as well as exploration of research questions in the fields of management and public policy. The position is best suited for a candidate with an interest in pursuing a PhD in management or public policy within the next few years.

Roles & Responsibilities:

You will:

  • Assistance to the faculty – Assisting in their ongoing research work which includes the development of analytical models, solution algorithms, and designing of computational experiments.
  • Data compilation - Scraping data from websites or documents and compilation into usable formats for analysis.
  • Database management – Linking different datasets, ensuring data quality, and processing raw data into processed datasets for modelling and estimation.
  • Synthesis - Literature search and review, summary, presentation, and analytical writing.
  • Quantitative modelling - Econometric analysis for exploratory data analysis and causal estimation, including visualization and reporting, along with sound knowledge in signal processing/latent models.

Required Skills and Qualifications:


  • B.Tech. from IIT, NIT, or BITS (preferably in Computer Science)
  • Master’s in economics/Sociology
  • MBA/ PGDBM from premier institutions like ISB/IIMs/Others
  • Understanding of Econometrics and data analysis is required
  • Other Master’s degree from a top-tier institute
  • Consistently high CGPA, evidence of academic excellence


  • Experience working with big data systems, concepts, and tools.
  • Experience with noisy and/or unstructured textual data.
  • Strong coding proficiency in Python and Stata is a must.
  • Knowledge of various text mining algorithms and their use cases as well as text pre-processing and normalization techniques.
  • Excellent problem-solving and multi-tasking skills.
  • Exposure to economic problems and econometric techniques desirable.
  • Motivation to learn and a strong work ethic.

Our Commitment towards you:

ISB is a research-focused business school. It offers a variety of opportunities to understand the current management phenomena in depth, through research brown-bag seminars, workshops, and PhD-level courses. It provides several options to hone a person’s analytical skills.

Along with the competitive salary and plethora of employee benefits, ISB hosts a world-class Learning Resource Centre (Library) in the entire Asia, Comprehensive Health and Personal Accident Cover for you and your family members. ISB believes in creating a truly inclusive culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone through our ideas and collaborations.

If this role is your true calling, please fill out the form using the below-mentioned link. If you have any questions, please reach out to

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