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Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations: Recruitment announcement
Position: Research Assistant (Climate Change, Urbanisation and Sustainability)
Job ID: – RA 008-01-2023
Location: New Delhi


Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), an autonomous, policy-oriented, not-for-profit, policy think tank based in New Delhi, is looking for a Research Assistant for its Climate Change, Urbanisation and Sustainability team. To know more about ICRIER: www.icrier.org

The team consists of seasoned professionals belonging to a variety of disciplines, covering multiple facets of this broad theme. The team is engaged in cutting-edge research employing General Equilibrium Models (GEM), energy systems models, waste models etc., to tackle core energy and environmental issues. It offers its research services to different government ministries for shaping their negotiation stances at multiple forums such as the G20, UNFCCC etc.; and also provides timely insights into some of the key questions that the country is grappling with.

Job Description:

This is an entry-level position wherein the Research Assistant will support the team with various environmental, energy, and climate change projects. S/he will also support the thematic lead in client management and other similar managerial activities as a part of this role.

The work compromises the following activities:

  1. Research and Knowledge Generation:The candidate will work in a fast-paced environment and assist the team with various research projects. S/he will be responsible for data collection, cleaning, and analysis. Research work may involve primary or secondary research, and the candidate must be comfortable with both. The collected knowledge will need to be documented in the form of reports/working papers/policy briefs/strategy papers/op-eds/journal articles depending on the need of the project.
  2. Stakeholder Management:Management and interaction with stakeholders are critical aspects of the job. The candidate must be comfortable with networking and interacting with stakeholders regularly.
  3. Project Management:The candidate is expected to help the team with managing the project and organising events, stakeholders’ meetings, roundtables, etc. The project management activities also include dissemination activities underlined in the project.

Any other additional responsibility could be assigned by the thematic lead.


  • MA (Quantitative Economics/ Economics with specialisation in International Trade/ related fields) from a reputed Indian or foreign University with a speciality or interest in mineral markets.
  • Advanced quantitative skills are sought. Prior experience or working knowledge on econometric or statistical models (specifically optimisation models) is required.
  • The candidate should have excellent programming capabilities. S/he should be comfortable working on STATA, R or Python.
  • As the collation of data from multiple sources would be required, experience in handling large unit-level government data (ASI, NSSO, Census, CEA, etc.) is required.

If interested please send your resume along with cover letter to  jobs@icrier.res.in Latest by 20th January 2023. However, the application call will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please insert position Job ID reference in the subject of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration.