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Hiring Research Assistant

Role: We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to join our team for a donor funded project focused on the comprehensive analysis of multiple datasets such as the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS), Annual Health Survey (AHS), Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC), National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB), and an initial survey of all nutrition and micronutrient-related research in India published in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in evaluating the representation of data at different geographic levels (national, state, district, etc.), ensuring data quality, harmonizing diverse datasets, and conducting comprehensive evidence assessments.

Type: Contractual
Application Deadline: Applications will be received until position is filled.

Responsibilities of the Position

    • Map the representation of data from various sources, assessing its granularity at different geographic levels (national, state, district, etc.).
    • Conduct unit-level analysis of datasets to derive insights and patterns relevant to specific geographic units.
    • Assess data quality, identifying inconsistencies, errors, or missing information in datasets.
    • Collaborate with the research team to harmonize diverse datasets, ensuring compatibility and consistency for analysis purposes.
    • Conduct evidence assessments, evaluating the robustness and reliability of data sources and evidence used in research.
    • Develop methodologies and frameworks for data mapping, quality assessment, and evidence evaluation.
    • Prepare detailed reports and presentations summarizing findings and recommendations related to data representation, quality, and evidence assessment.

Background and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Statistics, Public Health, or a related field.
  • Strong quantitative research skills with experience in data analysis and statistical software (such as R, STATA, or similar tools).
  • Proficiency in extracting and handling large datasets is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience in conducting literature reviews and synthesizing research findings.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting and meet project deadlines.
  • Prior experience in nutrition research or public health projects is advantageous.

Location: Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy & Environment (CECFEE), Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi

Duration: 10 months

Application Process: To apply, please submit your resume, transcripts and any relevant work samples or publications to cecfee@isid.ac.in and nehasareen088@gmail.com at the earliest. Please mention “Research Assistant – Nutrition and Micronutrient Analysis” as the subject line.

Hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor

Role: We are is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor with a PhD in Economics to join the team at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. The position is initially contract-based for one year, pending funding approval, with compensation matching that of an Assistant Professor’s level and relevant experience.

Type: Contractual

Application Deadline: Applications will be received until May 20, 2024

Responsibilities of the Position:  Conducting innovative research on CECFEE’s focal areas, publishing research papers, collaborating with peers, and contributing to the intellectual vitality of the institute. 

We seek a candidate with strong communication skills, a collaborative mindset, and a proven dedication to research excellence.

Application Process: To apply, please submit your CV, cover letter along with names of two references to cecfee@isid.ac.in  no later than May 20th, 2024. Please use “Application for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor” as the subject line in your email.



Role: We are seeking two highly motivated Research Assistants to join our team. The successful candidates will play a pivotal role in assisting with various aspects of the research process, including data collection, analysis, programming, and administrative tasks. This position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in academic research within a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Start Date: June 1st, 2024
Type: Contractual
Report to: Prof. E. Somanathan
Application Deadline: Applications will be received until April 20, 2024

Responsibilities of the Position

    • Conduct literature reviews, assist in experimental design, and contribute to research methodology development.
    • Collect, organize, and analyze research data using appropriate statistical and computational techniques.
    • Develop and maintain software tools, scripts, or algorithms to support research projects.
    • Work closely with team members to ensure seamless coordination and communication during the research process.
    • Assist in writing research papers, reports, or grant proposals
    • Assist in organizing workshops/conferences and other administrative tasks as required.

Background and Qualifications:

Educational

        • Master’s degree in Economics or related field.

Desirable skills

          • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in research.
          • Strong quantitative research skills with knowledge in data analysis and statistical software(such as R, STATA etc.).
          • Proficiency in writing technical reports, research proposals, and scientific papers following standard formatting and citation styles.
          • Conducting literature reviews and synthesizing research findings.
          • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting and meet project deadlines.
          • Willingness to learn new concepts, methodologies, and technologies relevant to the research domain, as well as the ability to adapt to evolving project requirements.

The salary will be competitive. Interested candidates must send a CV clearly mentioning expertise in the said tasks to (cecfee@isid.ac.in) with the SUBJECT line “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF RESEARCH ASSISTANTS 

 

 

Hiring Research Assistant

Role: We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to join our team for a donor funded project. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in assisting with various aspects of the research process, including data collection, analysis, and administrative tasks. This position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in academic research within a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Start Date: March 18, 2024 (Flexible)
Type: Contractual
Report to: Prof. E. Somanathan & Dr. Tanu Gupta
Application Deadline: Applications will be received until 10th March 2024.

Responsibilities of the Position

    • Assist in literature review and data analysis.
    • Assist in improving research protocols, refining study materials, and enhancing data collection instruments.
    • Work closely with team members to ensure seamless coordination and communication during the research process.
    • Ensure the efficient collection of survey data by conducting field surveys, supervising other surveyors, and overseeing smooth operational processes.
    • Conduct data entry, cleaning and organization to uphold accuracy and reliability in datasets.
    • Handling logistics and administration processes.

Background and Qualifications:

Educational

        • Master’s degree in Economics or related field.

Work Experience

          • Strong quantitative research skills with experience in data analysis and statistical software(such as R, STATA etc.).
          • Proficiency in extracting and handling large datasets is highly desirable.
          • Previous experience in conducting literature reviews and synthesizing research findings.
          • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting and meet project deadlines.
          • Flexible and receptive to gaining fresh insights, ready to adjust to unexpected situations during surveys.

The salary will be competitive. Interested candidates must send a CV clearly mentioning evidence of experience and expertise in the said tasks to (cecfee@isid.ac.in)(tanug@isid.ac.in) with the SUBJECT line “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT

 

Hiring Research Assistants for Nutrition and Micronutrient Analysis

Role: We are seeking two highly motivated Research Assistants to join our team for a donor funded project focused on the comprehensive analysis of multiple datasets such as the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS), Annual Health Survey (AHS), Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC), National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB), and an initial survey of all nutrition and micronutrient-related research in India published in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidates will play a pivotal role in extracting, analyzing, and synthesizing data to derive meaningful insights that will contribute to informing policies and interventions aimed at improving nutritional outcomes in India.
Duration: The initial contract will be for 10 months, and will be extended based on satisfactory performance.
Type: Contractual
Report to: Dr Mudit Kapoor and Dr. Gaurav Dhamija.
Application Deadline: Applications will be received until 12th January 2024.

Responsibilities of the Position

        • Extract, clean, and organize large datasets related to nutrition and micronutrients.
        • Conduct an initial survey of nutrition and micronutrient-related research publications.
        • Summarize and synthesize research findings, identifying gaps and trends in the field .
        • Utilize statistical software and analytical tools to process and analyze data effectively.
        • Collaborate with the research team to design methodologies for data analysis
        • Create concise reports, presentations, and visualizations highlighting key data insights.

Background and Qualifications:

Educational

            • Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Statistics, Public Health, or a related field.

Work Experience

            • Strong quantitative research skills with experience in data analysis and statistical software(such as R, STATA etc.).
            • Proficiency in extracting and handling large datasets is highly desirable.
            • Previous experience in conducting literature reviews and synthesizing research findings.
            • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting and meet project deadlines.
            • Flexible and receptive to gaining fresh insights, ready to adjust to unexpected situations during surveys.

The salary will be competitive. Interested candidates must send a CV clearly mentioning evidence of experience and expertise in the said tasks to (cecfee@isid.ac.in)with the SUBJECT line “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT