RA with Prof Prothit Sen

ISB is seeking applications from motivated individuals with a strong academic background to work as Research Associates at ISB. ISB is a research-focused business school and ISB RAs generally go on to pursue Ph.D. in internationally renowned business schools including INSEAD, London Business School, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, NYU Stern, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, University of Maryland, University of Toronto, Columbia University, and University of Minnesota to name a few.

An RA position is available in the Strategy Area with Prof. Prothit Sen. The expected date of joining is May 22, 2023, in Hyderabad. Earlier joining dates can also be considered. The candidate will assist the faculty in their ongoing research projects, with potential opportunities to independently develop research ideas and co-author papers. The candidate will also get a chance to work with Professor Sen’s co-authors such as Professor Phanish Puranam from INSEAD who are acclaimed thought leaders in the field. The position is an great fit for a candidate with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in a business school in 2-3 years, especially in the area of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, or Organizational Behavior. The position offers a competitive salary along with other benefits (CTC), commensurate with skill set and experience.

Skills and Qualifications

  • B Tech/ M Tech from IIT, or BITS (or) Masters from reputed institutions like Indian Statistical Institute, with strong academic background in quantitative subjects
  • Programming skills (in Python) and comfort with advanced machine learning (ML) algoithms are big pluses (e.g., LASSO, decision trees, random forest, hierarchical clustering, etc.)
  • Background in basic econometrics and working knowledge of a statistical package (Python) is a must
  • Should be able to work independently on large datasets
  • Demonstrated track record of high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and absolute commitment to task completion


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 PhD-level courses. 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).

The Indian School of Business offers its staff a wide range of other benefits keeping their best interests in mind. The following list is a sample of staff benefits:

  • Staff and their families can use the state-of-the-art recreational facilities which includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, free of charge
  • Staff has free access to the Learning Resource Centre, the library at the School which has an extensive collection of DVDs, books, journals and other reading material
  • All permanent staff are eligible to receive medical insurance for themselves and their immediate families
  • The School provides free of cost shuttle service to the Staff, so that the commute from city is taken care of

Location: Hyderabad

Vacancy: 1

If interested, please email your CV to careers_ra_fd@isb.edu clearly indicating your CGPA or percentage score. Please mention “Research Associate in Strategy under Prof. Prothit Sen” in the subject line.

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