Research Associate, DP-WEE Initiative

New Delhi
Posted 1 month ago

Type: Full-time

Location: ISI (New Delhi) with travel/stays for fieldwork in Gujarat 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Reporting to: Dr. Farzana Afridi (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi), Dr. Prabhat Barnwal (Michigan State University) and Dr. Taryn Dinkelman (University of Notre Dame)

Time Period: One year, starting from 1 May, 2024. Renewable for another year, conditional on funding and progress.

About the Role:

The work will include a field-based project to study and facilitate the transition of rural households to clean energy for cooking and heating. The RA will clean data and analyse it using econometric methods. He/she will run field pilots and coordinate rural household surveys. We plan to conduct pilot work followed by the implementation of a randomised-controlled trial on clean fuel adoption.

This position is ideal for candidates seeking research experience in economics and cutting-edge field-based experiments and who want to consider graduate studies in economics in the future.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master‚Äôs degree in Economics;
  • Prior experience of fieldwork in rural areas will be a plus;
  • Motivation to learn and carry out econometrics analysis;
  • Ability to work with data in Stata. Knowledge of Python/R will be a plus;
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data cleaning and analysis using Stata;
  • Design of survey questionnaire;
  • Supervision of field survey;
  • Travel for field work and meetings with stakeholders;
  • Conducting literature review.

Application Instructions:

Deadline: Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. The position is open effective immediately. Please collate your resume and apply in the form here.

Note: 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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