Research Associate, Digital Labour Markets and WEE

Posted 7 days ago

Employer: LEAD at Krea University

Project Leader: Prof. Farzana Afridi (Head, Digital Labour Markets and WEE from Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) along with collaborators based both within India and overseas

Salary: Competitive and Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Duration: Immediate and for at least up to a year

Application Deadline: Applications will be received until the position is filled

About LEAD at Krea University:

LEAD is an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act), that leverages the power of research, innovation, and co-creation to solve complex and pressing challenges in development. LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. LEAD is a collaborative hub that brings experts from diverse disciplines and sectors together to develop innovative solutions by harnessing innovation, technology and analytics. 

About the Position: 

This role is needed in the implementation of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project on digital labour markets and women’s economic empowerment hosted by IFMR. The Research Associate will anchor field supervision of data collection in an ongoing RCT in Bangalore/Delhi. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in undertaking empirical research work in the future. The project will expose the Research Associate to various survey methodologies, data handling and analytical tools. The candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the project by providing regular updates to the lead researchers alongside the below-mentioned responsibilities.

  • Literature search including searching for various data sources under the guidance of the lead researchers.
  • Compiling data from various sources into STATA
  • Data cleaning, merging in STATA
  • Data analysis under the guidance of the lead researchers

Background and Qualifications:

  • M.A. in economics or related field (including B.Tech) with a good academic record
  • Knowledge of STATA/R, Python, Survey CTO and Excel
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Kannada is a plus but not required

Deadline: Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. The role will be contractual for a period of one year, renewable for an additional year, and the salary will be competitive. Please send a CV clearly mentioning evidence of experience and expertise in the said tasks and apply in the form here.

Note: We are an equal opportunity employer and all candidates will be considered for employment. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each candidate individually regarding the status of their application. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purposes.

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