RA with Prof Deepa Mani

Research Associate Position under Professor Deepa Mani, Information Systems Area, Indian School of Business 

Position details: 

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 Ph.D. in internationally renowned business schools after working at ISB for about 2 years.  

There is currently one RA position available in the Information Systems Area with Professor Deepa Mani. 

The candidate will assist the faculty in their ongoing research work which includes reviewing and assimilating key research ideas in an area, acquiring and analyzing large datasets, and presenting results and other visualizations of the data. The position is best suited for a candidate with an interest in pursuing a PhD in leading business schools worldwide. 

Best Match:  

You should consider yourself a good fit for this position if you are an experienced, highly motivated professional with a very good undergraduate or graduate academic record, and significant experience in analytics of large datasets, particularly, the machine learning methods in Natural Language Processing (NLP) for analysis of unstructured data. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate broad knowledge of core NLP tasks, like tagging, syntactic and semantic parsing, named entity recognition, user intent understanding algorithms etc. Implementation experience and programming skills will also be given weight. The position presupposes a graduate degree or equivalent in Natural Language Processing or in Computer Science with a clearly NLP-based thesis. 

Required Qualifications and Skills: 

1) Masters or higher in data mining or machine learning; or equivalently, bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Statistics/ Mathematics with at least 2 years’ experience with Machine Learning, NLP, Document Classification, Topic Modelling, and Information Extraction with a proven track record of applying them to real problems and real data 

2)  Experience working with big data systems, concepts, and tools.  

3)  Strong team player with cross-functional skills  

4)  Experience with noisy and/or unstructured textual data  

5)  Strong coding proficiency in Python, R and SQL 

6)  Knowledge of various text mining algorithms and their use-cases as well as text pre-processing and normalization techniques  

7)  Excellent problem-solving skills 

8)  Strong verbal and written communication skills  

9)  Exposure to economic problems and econometric techniques desirable 

10) Motivation to learn and strong work ethic 


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).  

Location: Hyderabad  

Vacancies: 1  

If interested, please email your CV to careers_ra_fd@isb.edu, clearly indicating your CGPA or percentage score, undergraduate and graduate level transcripts. Please mention “Research Associate in Information Systems Area under Prof. Deepa Mani” in the subject line. 

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