Research Associate with Professor Vasudha Nukala

Role: Research Associate

Location: Hyderabad (In-Office)

No of Openings: 1 (Expected to join by 30th June 2024)

Faculty Name: Professor Vasudha Nukala

Academic Area: Finance/FinTech/Household Finance/Financial Intermediation

The ISB Research Associate Program:
ISB hosts a cutting edge 2-year Research Associate Program within its Finance and Economics division. This is akin to pre-doctoral programs run by many research universities where students work alongside professors and typically pursue Ph.D. in Finance/Economics after that. This is a unique setting where candidates can attend Ph.D. courses that are offered on the ISB campus such as Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing and Econometrics. We invite applications from motivated individuals with a strong analytical academic background to work as full-time Research Associate at ISB. Research Associates (RA) are expected to work for a span of 2 years and generally apply for the Ph.D. programs in their second year of RA program.

Research Summary of the Faculty:

Professor Vasudha Nukala and Position Details

She is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Indian School of Business.
Her research focuses on how external forces such as policy shocks or technological developments disrupt the financial processes. Particularly, she studies the impact on lending to firms as well as households. She earned a Ph.D. from Olin Business School at the Washington University in St. Louis. She also holds a B.E. (Hons) in Electronics and Instrumentation and M.Sc. (Hons) in Economics from BITS-Pilani, a MS in Finance from Simon Business School, University of Rochester.

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:

Work Description

  • The candidate will assist the professor in the ongoing research work which includes data-collection, data-cleaning, literature review as well as data analysis.
  • Typical datasets include large panel of banks, firms, MCA/PROWESS/COMPUSTAT datasets as well as data-collected through web-scrapping.
  • Research associate will get exposure to creating and handling big data sets, learning new technique, especially techniques in Econometrics and causality regressions.
  • This position is a good fit for a candidate looking to pursue a PhD in Finance in the future.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

This position is a good fit for a candidate looking to pursue a PhD in Finance or Economics.

  • Master’s degree in economics/finance/Statistics/Econometrics/Mathematics/Physics or engineering (electrical, signal processing, computer science), or 4-year bachelor’s degree in mathematics/physics/Economics.
  • Strong background in mathematics.
  • MATLAB/STATA/Python/R coding skills is essential.
  • Knowledge of writing API queries/Web-Scraping algorithms, Machine Learning/AI or textual analysis is an added advantage.

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.

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 for any queries. Kindly do not your resume through email id, as it becomes difficult to keep a track. Use the link given below only to apply.

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