Apply Now: Research Associate at Centre for Economic Data and Analysis, Ashoka University

  • Type of position: Full-time
  • Location: Delhi and Sonipat (remote work possible only when exceptional work thics are displayed)
  • Education: Master’s/BA (four-year degree) (See below for details)
  • Start Date: July 1, 2024
  • Length of Commitment: 1 year, with possibility of extension
  • Salary Range: INR 45,000-60,000 per month (all consolidated) depending on exhibited experience and skills
  • Application deadline: March 31, 2024

About the Position

The Economics Department of Ashoka University has set up the Centre for Economic Data and Analysis (CEDA), with the primary aim of facilitating informed debate about economic and social developments. CEDA conducts original research and data analysis, builds and maintains a data portal, and discusses key issues through blog posts and commentaries. CEDA is currently working on a portfolio of research focused on gender and employment in India. We are seeking to hire a research associate for one project
in this portfolio, which aims to analyze multiple, big and real-time data on Indian labor markets. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in developing skills in cleaning and analyzing big data, undertaking empirical research work, and applying for a Ph.D. in the future. The RA will work with Dr Kanika Mahajan.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Data cleaning
  • Analyzing secondary datasets and undertaking econometric analyses
  • Conducting literature search
  • Contributing actively to the project and providing regular updates
  • Survey conceptualization and coding
  • Coordinating with survey agencies and conducting pilots where required
  • Implementing experimental designs using randomization and analyzing the data

Desired Qualifications

  • M.A./M.Sc/M.Tech (Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Data science) or B.Tech (Statistics, data science), B.A./B.Sc. (4-year degree in Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Data science) with research experience (and relevant skills)
  • Software Skills: Primary – STATA, Python; Secondary: R, Latex
  • Knowledge of scraping data and machine learning techniques will be an advantage
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Self-motivation to learn and pick up new skills if required, and being conscientious

We offer a competitive salary, a highly dynamic work environment, the opportunity to gain research training, as well as the potential to better understand the landscape of female employment and economic

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please fill the google form attached. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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