Research Associate with Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise

Brief Introduction:

Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business seeks to advance real-world and academic knowledge of family business. The Centre wants to recruit promising young candidates with an aspiration to pursue a career in research and academics. We seek applications from motivated individuals with a strong academic background to work as Research Associates at the Centre.

Position details:

1) The Centre is looking for bright and motivated post-graduates (fresh or up to 5 years of work experience) in Commerce, Economics, Engineering, Management, and other social science disciplines.

2) They will be primarily required to assist the Executive Director, Associate Director, and other faculty associated with the Centre in their research work - data collection, developing research database, data cleaning and in the development of research papers and case studies.

3) They will also be required to document and write up the result of projects, research activities, and events for the purpose of dissemination and publication. 

4) They will assist the Centre in organizing its flagship biennial conferences, workshops, training programs, and contribute to the Family Enterprise Quarterly (the quarterly magazine published by the Centre).

5) They will help the Centre to refine and upgrade its database on family businesses.

6) They may occasionally be asked to assist with administrative work at the Centre.

7) They will get an opportunity to develop and hone their research skills so that after a stint of 2-3 years, they will be ready to join a doctoral program in management at premier business schools globally.

8) Research associates from TSh_CFE have secured admissions to leading doctoral programs worldwide, such as the Columbia Business School, Mays Business School Texas A&M, and University of Victoria.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

1) A strong interest in a research career.

2) A strong interest in Social Sciences or Management.

3) A Postgraduate degree from top tier Institutions in India such as (but not limited to) Delhi School of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Presidency College, St Xavier’s etc AND/OR from IIT, NIT, BITS etc. AND/OR MBA/ PGDBM from premier institutions like IIM’s, XLRI, MDI Gurgaon etc. AND/OR similar degrees from any foreign institution of repute.

4)A professional degree (such as chartered or cost accountancy or LLB/LLM) will also be considered.

  • Consistently high CGPA, evidence of academic excellence
  • Excellent analytical, computing, communication and writing skills
  • Familiarity with econometric methods will be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in the use of at least one software package such as SAS, STATA, Python and R will be preferred. 
  • The candidate must have high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and absolute commitment to task completion.

The application should include:

1) Cover letter

2) Proof of qualifications and full CV

3) Any relevant information indicating experience in research or academic work.

4) To apply please email the above to

Location: Hyderabad

Salary: Based on qualification and experience [should not be compared with corporate salaries. The years as RA should be considered as investment for a good PhD program]

Number of Positions: 3