Research Associate with Professor Kashish Arora

The Indian School of Business (ISB) aims to train promising young researchers in various disciplines of management (Accounting, Finance, Economics and Public Policy, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour, and Strategy). Toward this end, we seek applications from motivated individuals with a strong academic background for the position of Research Associate (RA). RAs work directly and closely with ISB’s faculty members on their research projects. Many RAs, after successful completion of their projects, have been admitted to graduate programs (Masters/Ph.D.) in top universities across the world.

This posting is for an RA position with Prof. Kashish Arora (Operations Management, ISB) in the broad topic of data-driven operations management. Prof. Kashish’s research builds on tools from economics, computer science, and statistics to develop data-driven solutions for problems in (i) Operations Management, and (ii) Marketplaces and Industrial Organization. 

This position is an excellent option if you are looking to do a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in the future. It will also be a great start for a career in data science roles. Preferred joining date is at the earliest.


  • Preparing data (cleaning, pre-processing and managing)  and analysing it by developing econometric and machine learning models.
  • Scraping large scale data.
  • Assisting the professor in research related tasks including literature review and writing research papers.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • Strong academic background in any of Computer Science/ Statistics/ Economics/Mathematics/ Industrial Engineering with demonstrated analytical and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Python and R.
  • Should enjoy programming and working with large data in distributed environments. Experience in data engineering is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work diligently on tasks that may be tedious but are crucial for projects.

Preferred experience and skills

  • Relevant projects in machine learning and econometrics
  • Advanced programming skills
  • Benefits

    ISB is a research driven business school. In addition to working on research projects, selected candidate will have be part of a vibrant ecosystem of researchers, resident as well as visiting faculty and will be able to participate in research seminars, workshops, and PhD-level courses. The position offers a competitive salary along with other benefits (CTC).  

    Location: Hyderabad


    This is a full-time position with earliest possible joining date. If interested, please email your CV to clearly indicating your CGPA or percentage score, undergraduate and graduate level transcripts. Feel free to add additional links to your project portfolio/github/ website, if any. Please mention “Research Associate – Kashish” in the subject line.