IRMA Anand Research jobs 2020
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JOB POST: Research Fellow & Research Associate at Institute of Rural Management Anand: Apply by May 31

Verghese Kurien Policy Lab (VKPL) at IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand) requires Research Fellow (RF) and Research Associate (RA) in Experimental and Development Economics for the year 2020.

Eligibility
  • Qualification and Experience for RF:
    Post-graduate in Economics (including applied, agricultural, and mathematic economics), statistics, public policy, or other relevant social science field with a strong quantitative focus.
    Intermediate-level knowledge of evidence-based policy analysis and evaluation. The candidate should have a demonstrated track record of conducting experimental and/or quasi-experimental impact evaluations.
    Advance knowledge of statistical software packages (STATA or R)
    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    At least two years of work experience beyond post-graduate studies in relevant fields.
  • Qualification and Experience for RA:
    Post-graduate in Economics (including applied, agricultural, and mathematic economics) statistics, public policy, or other relevant social science field with a strong quantitative focus
    Basic econometric skills
    Introductory knowledge of statistical software packages (STATA or R)
    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    Preferably less than two years of work experience beyond post-graduate studies in relevant fields. Candidates who have just recently or about to finish their post-graduate studies will receive equal weightage.
Job description

The Research Fellow will provide support to various research activities of the lab that include writing research grants, design and manage the implementation of field experiments and surveys, peer review and quality-assurance for VKPL authored research and grant reports, and provide technical mentorship to Research Associates.

The Research Associate will work on econometric aspects of program evaluation. The work will primarily entail designing of mobile-based surveys, data cleaning, data management (including merge/append/loops/assert, etc.) and data analysis using micro-econometric techniques such as instrumental methods, matching, regression discontinuity designs, synthetic control methods, and the various forms of natural and field experiment. The lab will invest in the capacities of RA and expects the RA to develop and apply sound coding skills realtime.

How to apply?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; however, IRMA encourage candidates to apply before 31st May 2020, for earliest consideration. Please apply by e-mail to vkpl@irma.ac.in mentioning ‘VKPL RF Position 2020’ in the subject line for the Research Fellow position, and ‘VKPL RA Position 2020’ in the subject line for the Research Associate position.

Remuneration

Candidates should be available to initiate the work at the earliest. VKPL offers a consolidated remuneration of Rs.36,000/- per month for RA position, and Rs.46,000/-per month for the RF position. This a contractual position for 24 months (with probation of 6 months) with a possibility of extension of one or two years, based on the performance and conduct of the candidate. The general terms and conditions of employment at IRMA will be applicable.

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