Research Associate with Professor Madan Pillutla & Professor Deepa Mani

Role: Research Associate

Location: Hyderabad

No of Openings: 1

Faculty Name: Professor Madan Pillutla & Professor Deepa Mani

Academic Area: Information Systems/Organisational Behaviour

Research Summary of the Faculty:

Professor Madan Pillutla:

He is the Dean and a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Indian School of Business. He has many publications in the best academic journals in the field and has also served as an associate editor in top journals such as the Academy of Management Annals and Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes and has been on the editorial boards of other top journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review and Administrative Science Quarterly. Madan has won numerous teaching awards at LBS where he introduced the popular Negotiations elective and directed successful executive education programs such as the Essentials of Leadership and Negotiation & Influence programs.

Professor Deepa Mani:

Professor Deepa Mani is a faculty in the Information Systems area, and Research Fellow at the Indian School of Business. She was the Executive Director of the Srini Raju Centre for Technology and The Networked Economy at ISB. Deepa’s research interests are at the intersection of technology, organization, and society.

She is interested in studying the organization of IT and IT-enabled business functions in firms, and assessment of the business value of a broad class of IT decisions and interventions. Her research articles have been published in leading academic journals and extensively featured in refereed conference proceedings, edited book chapters, and popular media outlets. Deepa works closely with industry to drive innovation and strategies for the digital economy. She also works closely with the central and state governments to explore the impact of technology interventions in areas such as education, healthcare and urbanization.

Deepa serves as an Associate Editor for Management Science and Information Systems Research. Deepa completed her undergraduate education from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and her graduate education from Carnegie Mellon University. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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 modeling - Econometric analysis for exploratory data analysis and causal estimation, including visualization and reporting, along with sound knowledge in signal processing/latent models.
  • Conduct market and economic analysis and prepare reports to harvest data and generate presentable insights from the data.


Required Skills and Qualifications:


  • B.Tech from a top-tier engineering college (preferably in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering)


  • Master’s degree in economics from a top-tier institute or Other Master’s degree from a top-tier institute. Consistently high CGPA, evidence of academic excellence


  • 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.
  • Background in basic econometrics is highly desired.
  • Strong coding proficiency in Python, Stata, R, and SQL.
  • Knowledge of writing API queries/Web-Scraping algorithms, Machine Learning/AI or textual analysis is an added advantage.
  • 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.

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