Research Analyst (Qualitative) with Max Institute of Healthcare Management

Job Title:

Research Analyst (Qualitative)



Reports to position:

Research Director



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Job Purpose

Responsible for developing research design, survey instruments; performing qualitative/behavioral analyses; presenting findings and writing manuscripts.


Job Outline

The Research Analyst position requires training and experience in qualitative research. Primary areas of work consist of health systems and behavioral studies.

The Research Analyst will be responsible for: (i) Collaborating on research design and execution of field work (ii) Analysis and interpretation of collected data for original insights, (iii) Protecting databases and confidential information, (iv) Presentation of results to different stakeholders, and (v) Writing of manuscripts, reports, and presentations for knowledge dissemination.

This position is for the Qualitative stream of a tuberculosis (TB) care related project.

About the project: A randomized control trial funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of different digital adherence monitoring technologies (such as 99DOTS and MERM) deployed by the National TB program. The primary objective is to study how these monitoring methods impact  patient adherence and clinical outcomes. The trial will involve the implementation of specific interventions, develop tools for primary data (interviews), and collect secondary programmatic data to estimate the impact of the interventions. Qualitative research will be conducted integrating all data sources to understand and explain the behavioral mechanisms driving impact and how to optimize interventions for patients and the health system.  In addition, the study will also incorporate a Costing exercise and a Time-and-Motion study to estimate the cost and resource requirements of implementing different adherence technologies.


Job Specification

Knowledge / Education

Specific Skills

Desirable Experience

1. Master's degree in sociology, anthropology, or other comparable fields of study

2. Graduates from other disciplines may also be considered if they have relevant experience and can demonstrate the relevant skills





1. Professional experience in qualitative research with significant contributions to published or disseminated outputs

2. Proficiency in spoken Hindi

3. Strong writing and verbal skills in English and ability to communicate complex qualitative analyses to a non-technical audience

4. Experience creating interview guides and frameworks; conducting in-depth interviews; coding of data; and synthesizing insights

5. Independently carry out research activities; maintain high quality and integrity of the research process with minimal supervision

6. Keen attention to detail and excellent recordkeeping / documentation skills, as required by project team

7. Responsive to mentorship to produce high-quality outputs in the defined timeframe; willingness and ability to adapt to overall program objectives

1. More than 2 years of professional experience in conducting qualitative research/ analyses preferred

2. Experience working specifically in health-related projects or projects with behavioral frameworks


Job Interface/Relationships:



  • Within MIHM: Executive Director, Research Director, Analysts, Admin team
  • Outside MIHM: Finance, IRB Commercials, Legal and IT


  • Grantor research/program team
  • Vendors and consultants
  • Sub-grantees/data collection agencies, governments, other stakeholders


Key Responsibilities

a) Conduct a critical review of multiple literature streams

b) Develop interview guides and frameworks aligned with research objectives

c) Conduct interviews and discussions as per research protocols and data collection frameworks

d) Execute field operations within project timelines in close coordination with project team

e) Conduct data structuring, analysis, and synthesis in collaboration with project team

f) Contribute to reports, presentations, publications, and opinion pieces based on research findings for internal (within ISB) as well as external agencies.


Any Other Significant Input

Send an email to with the subject line “Application for Research Analyst qualitative_2023” with a copy of your CV. Any evidence of written work and references by academics would be a strong positive. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. You will be contacted only in case you are shortlisted for an interview.