Junior Fellow


We are seeking applications for the position of Junior Fellow. This will be a full-time research position.


Location: Mumbai 


About the role

Our research is oriented towards informing policymaking and implementation within the government. We do not undertake research of an academic nature. The Junior Fellow’s role will involve shaping the research question as well as communicating and institutionalising the solutions. This entails leading research teams for delivering outputs. The role requires strong leadership and problem-solving skills to tackle pressing policy challenges at the national and state level. Typically, you will be in charge of a research project, which can be a government engagement or an independent study that broadly fits within our pillars of work. You will be working as a team with other researchers at the Institute. Your key responsibility will be to deliver research reports, working papers, and briefing papers. While this is primarily a research role, your other responsibilities may include writing proposals, managing project and/or grant deliverables, institution building, providing inputs to senior fellows on strategy and process management.


Experience and qualifications 

  • In order to apply, candidates must have an excellent academic record, a Masters degree from a reputed university in either Economics, Public Policy, Political Science, International Relations, Law, History, Sociology, Psychology, Statistics, or Mathematics, and at least eight years of work and research experience. A PhD degree in these fields is a plus
  • Candidates must have strong research, writing, and communication skills, which include the ability to formulate research questions, interpret and write about the findings, and communicate research to a generalist audience
  • Data analytic skills are extremely desirable including proficiency in using statistical software and programs such as R, Stata, SQL, and Python is a bonus
  • Candidates with solid experience managing project teams and research teams will be given preference


The successful applicant will be remunerated with a competitive think-tank salary.


How to apply

Please fill out the application form here

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