Research Associate Bharti Institute of Public Policy

 

Job Title:

Research Associate, Bharti Institute of Public Policy

Function:

RA

Name of Job Holder:

 

Location:

Hyd/Mohali

Reports to position:

Associate Director

Band:

Fixed Term

Reportees to Position:

None

 

 

 

Job Purpose

The Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) at the Indian School of Business seeks to impact public policy by delivering cutting-edge education, research, and engagement. We are seeking to recruit motivated candidates for the position of Research Associate. The incumbents will work with other research associates, data scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and policy analysts as a team under the guidance and supervision of BIPP Executive Director, Prof. Ashwini Chhatre. We value diversity in the workplace and especially encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

This is a research position in an academic setting. You will assist with analysis of challenges in public policy, broadly focusing on food and agriculture, energy and environment, and financial inclusion for the poor, with the objective of creating knowledge products for policy impact.

 

Job  Outline

 

Desired skills

·       Data compilation: Scraping data from websites or documents and compilation into usable formats for analysis.

·       Database management: Linking different datasets, ensuring data quality, processing raw data into processed datasets for modelling and estimation.

·       Spatial analysis: Compiling and processing data within a spatial framework, including extracting data from rasters, vectorization of attribute data, and visual representation in the form of maps.

·       Synthesis: Literature search and review, summary, presentation, and analytical writing.

·       Quantitative modelling: Econometric analysis for exploratory data analysis and causal estimation, including visualization and reporting.

Best match
You should consider yourself a good fit for this position if you want to pursue a PhD within two to three years and want to get some research experience to enable you to prepare a strong application.
The empirical skills you develop as Research Associate at BIPP will help you in building a competitive profile for admission to doctoral programs in public policy, environment or development economics, sustainability sciences, and related interdisciplinary fields. The track record of ISB RAs includes admission to top-ranked PhD programs at University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Columbia University, Cornell University, Northwestern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Minnesota, University of California – San Diego and Santa Cruz, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Clark University, University of Virginia, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Colorado – Boulder, and University College London.

 

Job Specification

Knowledge / Education

Specific Skills

Desirable Experience

·       At least a master’s degree in Public Policy, Economics, Political Science, Geography/GIScience, or related applied social science discipline. Outstanding candidates without a Masters’ degree will be considered.

 

·       Training and experience in quantitative analysis and facility with using software for data manipulation and analysis, with an emphasis on ability to use R, STATA, and/or Python.

·       Strong evidence of analytical writing ability to produce short documents describing results of analysis or synthesis of research literature.

·       2-3 years of relevant work experience.

·       Willingness to travel at short notice, interact with stakeholders (government officials, private sector representatives, civil society organizations, etc.), and manage assigned tasks with minimal supervision.

·       Preferred: Skilled in any one of (1) Analytical writing, (2) Data analysis and econometrics, or (3) GIS and Remote Sensing.

 

S.N

Key Responsibilities

% Time Spent

1

Scraping data from websites or documents and compilation into usable formats for analysis.

30

2

Linking different datasets, ensuring data quality, processing raw data into processed datasets for modelling and estimation.

20

3

Compiling and processing data within a spatial framework, including extracting data from rasters, vectorization of attribute data, and visual representation in the form of maps.

20

4

Literature search and review, summary, presentation, and analytical writing.

20

5

Econometric analysis for exploratory data analysis and causal estimation, including visualization and reporting.

10

 

Total Time Spent on All Responsibilities

100%

 

Job Interface/Relationships:

Internal

External

  • Faculty, other team members

§  Externa Stakeholders, vendors/ service providers etc.

Any Other Significant Input

 

Benefits
You will be supervised and mentored by Prof. Ashwini Chhatre, and will get the opportunity to work on research projects led by faculty associated with the Bharti Institute. In addition, you will be part of a vibrant BIPP community, consisting of multiple research associates, post-doctoral research fellows, and policy analysts. The extended research community on both campuses includes several other Research Centres and Institutes covering a diverse range of domains. 

ISB is a research-intensive environment. You will interact with a range of resident and visiting faculty members along with the other research associates, research fellows, and policy analysts. You will attend regular seminars by faculty members where research papers are presented and discussed. The RA group at ISB is a close-knit community and participates in the social and cultural life of the School. Salaries are competitive or better compared to similar positions in India.

Location: Hyderabad/Mohali

Positions Vacant: Multiple

Salary: Between 6-8 Lakhs CTC, based on qualification and experience

How to apply
Send an email with a cover letter describing your fit for the position, a copy of your latest CV, and academic transcripts, along with the names and contact information of two references to himani_gupta@isb.edu. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. 

 

 

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