Research Associate with Professor Sanjay Kallapur

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 the University of Minnesota to name a few.

One RA position (Research Associate – Corporate Governance) is available in the Accounting Area with Prof. Sanjay Kallapur in Hyderabad.

Brief Role: The RA will support research initiatives in Corporate Governance by conducting literature surveys, collecting data and insights from secondary sources, summarising available reports and papers, preparing documentation for surveys, analysing survey responses, and creating reports and presentations.

Role attractiveness: Besides working with the best cohort at ISB – the role can be a gateway to a career in the much sought-after and fast-growing field of corporate governance. PhD aspirants will learn research methodology and make contacts that will enhance their chances of admission.

The position offers a competitive salary and other benefits. CTC commensurate with skill set and experience.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of corporate work experience/ academic institutions; Aspiring Ph.D. students are welcome to apply. Those with Secretarial, CA, Economics, or Political Science backgrounds with exposure to corporate governance will have an edge.
  • Women who took a break from their corporate experience for personal reasons and seeking to re-ignite their careers are welcome to apply
  • Analytical skills and computer literacy; Proficiency in data analysis tools will be advantageous (e.g., Excel, SPSS, R, or similar).
  • Good spoken and written English communication skills
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative
  • Previous experience in research, data analysis, or academic writing is a plus, as also knowledge of survey design and administration
  • 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 include 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 shuttle service to the Staff so that the commute from the city is taken care of

Location: Hyderabad

Vacancy: 1

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, a cover letter highlighting their qualifications and interest in the position, and any relevant work samples to, clearly indicating your CGPA or percentage score. Please mention “Research Associate in Accounting, under Prof. Sanjay Kallapur” in the subject line.