Research Associate with Professor Deepak Jena

Role: Research Associate

Location: Hyderabad

No of Openings: 1

Faculty Name: Professor Deepak Jena

Academic Area: Strategy

Research Summary of the Faculty:

Professor Deepak Jena:

He is an assistant professor in the Strategy area. Professor Jena teaches and researches on topics of strategy and innovation. His research is focused on exploring the link between a firm’s innovation effort and its performance. He has a PhD in Strategy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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 modelling and estimation.
  • Synthesis - Literature search and review, summary, presentation, and analytical writing.
  • Quantitative modelling - Econometric analysis for exploratory data analysis and causal estimation.

Required Skills and Qualifications:


  • B.Tech from premier Institutions such as IITs/NIT/BITS.
  • MBA/ PGDBM from premier institutions like ISB/IIMs/Others.
  • 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.


  • Experience working with big data systems, concepts, and tools.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with attention to every detail.
  • Strong team player with cross-functional skills.
  • Experience with noisy and/or unstructured textual data.
  • Strong coding proficiency in Python, Stata, R, and SQL.
  • 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. 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

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