Research Associate with Professor Apoorva Javadekar

Role: Research Associate

Location: Hyderabad (Hybrid/In-Office)

No of Openings: 1 (Expected to join by 15th May 2024)

Faculty Name: Professor Apoorva Javadekar

Academic Area: Finance/Banking/International Finance

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 Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, 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 Apoorva Javadekar and Position Details

Prof. Javadekar holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University and has previously worked as a Research Director at Reserve Bank of India before moving to ISB. His research is being presented in many top academic conferences including American Finance Association, Society of Financial Studies Meetings, Stockholm Big Data Conference just to name few. His current collaborators and co-authors come from diverse set of universities including Columbia Business School, University of Southern California, University of Maryland, Leeds Business School, Miami Business School to name a few. This offers a candidate not only to learn under a terrific set of researchers but also allow them to make vital connections in the academic circles.

 

Professor Javadekar’s research focuses on Banking, Mutual Funds, and International Trade. Please visit the website to learn more about the current and ongoing projects. Some of the ongoing projects includes “Learning from Prospectuses” where he studies the role of a mutual fund prospectus in shaping benchmarks against which investor evaluate the managers, “Financial Integration Through Production Networks”, where he and his coauthors explore how shocks to banking industry interact with the inter-corporate liquidity via trade credit channel.


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 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.

·       Strong background in mathematics.

·       MATLAB/STATA/Python coding skills is essential.

·       Knowledge of writing API queries/Web-Scraping algorithms, Machine Learning/AI or textual analysis is an added advantage.

·       Signal processing/latent models.



Our Commitment towards you:



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 Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, 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.


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 careers_ra_fd@isb.edu 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.

 

https://www.cognitoforms.com/IndianSchoolOfBusiness9/ResearchAssociateInternRoleHiringForm


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