RA with Prof Abhinav Uppal

Role: Research Associate

Location: Mohali/Hyderabad (Hybrid/In-Office)

No of Openings: 1

Faculty Name: Professor Abhinav Uppal

Academic Area: Quantitative Marketing Area

Research Summary of the Faculty:

Professor Abhinav Uppal:

Professor Uppal obtained his PhD and MS in Marketing from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His research interests lie broadly in using microeconomic theory and game theory-based models to study various problems in marketing. His current research falls into two domains. In the first, he examines how policy debates, like the net neutrality debate, can change critically when marketing actions of the concerned firms are considered. In the second, he studies retailing in developed as well as emerging economies. Specifically, he investigates how marketing interactions across the distribution channel are affected by various selling formats followed by retailers globally and how that can help explain the resilience of traditional retailers in emerging markets.

Before obtaining his PhD, Professor Uppal worked on strategies for algorithmic trading in equity markets at Tower Research Capital and conducted research on technology for emerging markets at Microsoft Research India. He holds a BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and is a KVPY and NTSE scholar.

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.

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 modeling and estimation.
  • Analysis of data - Using cross-sectional and panel econometric methods, literature review, and assisting in paper writing.
  • Conduct market and economic analysis and prepare reports to harvest data and generate presentable insights from the data.


Required Skills and Qualifications:


  • A Graduate from a top program with a high CGPA. Evidence of academic excellence.
  • Master’s level degree (IISc, ISI, DSE, or comparable institutions in India and abroad) with a good academic record in economics, mathematics, statistics or computer science. Other quantitative fields may also apply.


  • Excellent analytical and programming skills (Prior experience or training in in any programming language is desirable).
  • The candidate must also have great communication skills and written skills.
  • This position is a good fit for those looking to do a PhD in Quantitative Marketing Area.
  • Formal training in game theory is a plus.
  • 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. This position is best suited for a candidate with an interest in pursuing a PhD down the line.

Along with the competitive salary and plethora of employee benefits, ISB hosts a world-class Learning Resource Centre 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 careers_ra_fd@isb.edu.


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