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Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations: Recruitment announcement
Position: Research Assistant/Research Associate (Climate Change, Urbanisation and Sustainability)
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.

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 Requirements:

Typical requirements include the following:

  • An MA/ MSc. (Economics / Statistics / related fields) with 0-2 years of work experience in policy research from a reputed University. In case of fresh job market entrants, preference would be given to candidates with high CGPA/ranking/marks and internship experience. Advanced quantitative skills are sought. Prior experience of working on econometric or statistical models (specifically optimization models) is required. Additional experience of working on large economic or energy systems models would be preferred.
  • The candidate should have excellent programming capabilities. S/he should be comfortable working on R or Python. Expertise in GAMS is an additional merit.
  • As collation of data from multiple sources would be required, experience in handling large unit-level government data (ASI, NSSO, Census, CEA, etc.) is required.
  • Good research and writing skills.
  • Willingness to travel for survey, stakeholder meetings and other work-related engagements

Work Responsibilities:

The Research Assistant/Research Associate 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 activity underlined in the project.

While the abovementioned activities outline the responsibility of the candidate, it may not be limited to the same, and additional responsibility could be assigned by the thematic lead.

At ICRIER, we believe in recognizing and rewarding excellence. Our commitment to attracting top-tier talent is reflected in our comprehensive compensation package, which includes excellent benefits and a supportive, collegial work environment. The candidates with the prior experience shall be eligible for the position of the Research Associate.

As the need for this candidate is urgent, we would prefer candidates who are open to joining immediately or have to serve minimal notice periods.

To apply, kindly send your detailed CV along with a covering letter to jobs@icrier.res.in

Last Date of Application: 25th May 2024. However, the application call will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration.