Research Associate with Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise

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:

  • 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.
  • They will be primarily required to assist the Executive Director, Academic 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.

·      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. 

·       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).

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

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

·       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 business schools globally.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • A strong interest in a research career.
  • A strong interest in Social Sciences or Management.
  • 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.

·       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. 
  • Knowledge of visualization tools such as Tableau and Google Charts, and prior experience or making industry reports 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:

·       Cover letter

·       Proof of qualifications and full CV

·       Any relevant information indicating experience in research or academic work.

·       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: 2