Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) at IIM Ahmedabad: Apply by July 30: Expired


The Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, IIM Ahmedabad seeks applications at the Post-Doctoral level to enhance its strengths in research and education. The successful candidate will work on topics related to theoretical Data Science and AI. This position is initially for a one-year term, with provision for renewal up to two years depending on the performance.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad is a business school located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It is consistently ranked among the top business schools in India. The school has been accorded the status of an Institute of National Importance by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India in 2017.


Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) (01)

Job Role

Post-Doctoral Research Associates are expected to independently carry out cutting-edge research on topics/ themes that are aligned with the centre’s vision, for instance, operations research and optimization, statistics, machine learning, graph theory and networks, with applications in the areas of finance, operations, marketing, economics, etc.

The Research Associates are expected to publish high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles out of research conducted at the Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and present work in national and international conferences. Research Associates may collaborate with an IIMA faculty but must be able to demonstrate independent thinking and be able to independently design and conduct original research.

  • Ph.D. from a reputed Institute or University in India or abroad, specializing in data science and artificial intelligence (defined broadly). Publications in peer-reviewed journals are preferred.
  • Candidates who have defended their dissertation are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates need to submit proof of defense at the time of application, and the Ph.D. degree certificate at the time of joining the institute.
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates who have not defended their dissertation are also eligible to apply under the condition that they will defend their thesis within six months of joining the institute.

Around INR 75,000/- to 85,000/- per month. The compensation can be increased for exceptional candidates. They are eligible for office space and desktop computers. However, the institute would not provide accommodation.

How to Apply?

Candidates meeting the above criteria may send their applications to cdsa@iima.ac.in containing the following materials: 1) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, 2) a detailed CV, 3) a detailed postdoctoral research proposal containing a research plan for at least 1 year, 4) a synopsis of the Ph.D. dissertation (two pages max), and 5) two references. If required, the center may reach out directly to you
references requesting reference letters.

The subject line of the application email should read “Application for the position of PDRA at CDSA”. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a telephone, or Zoom/ Skype, or in-person interview. Finalists may be required to present their past and proposed research, online or in-person. The last date to apply is July 30, 2021.

Click here to view the official notification for the post of Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) at IIM Ahmedabad

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