Careers

NCAER seeks to recruit highly qualified candidates with deep interest in evidence-based policymaking, a high level of flexibility, self-motivation, and passion to provide solutions to economic policy challenges. NCAER provides unparalleled opportunities to work on complex policy problems, use NCAER’s datasets and collect new data, engage with policymakers at the highest levels, and publish professionally.

NCAER is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

Deputy Director, NCAER National Data Innovation Centre, and Professor/Senior Fellow NCAER

  • Qualification: PhD in economics, survey methodology, statistics, public policy, sociology or demography with strong quantitative skills
  • Job Location: New Delhi, INDIA
  • Experience: Minimum 10-15 years of research experience in areas germane to the mission of NDIC; program or product management experience dealing with large-scale data collection
  • Functional Area: NCAER’s National Data Innovation Centre

Research Associate

  • Position: Research Associate
  • Qualification: Master’s degree in Economics from a reputed Institute or University in India or abroad
  • Job Location: NCAER, New Delhi
  • Experience: Some prior experience in writing research reports/papers/newspaper articles would be an added advantage
  • Functional Area: Financial Markets and Macro-Financial Analysis, Macroeconomics, CGE Modelling, Human Development, Skills and Technology, States, Sector, surveys and Impact Evaluation, Agriculture and Rural Development  etc.

We are hiring on an ongoing basis and seek researchers at all levels from early-career faculty to Professors.

The broad guidelines for appointing researchers at different levels are as follows:

Professors provide intellectual and technical leadership; develop, oversee, and execute a portfolio of projects and research grants; manage and supervise teams of younger faculty members and external consultants engaged on project basis. The position requires in-depth analytical expertise, a high level of flexibility, self-motivation, and drive to engage with senior ranks of policy makers and donors to attract research grants and deliver innovative and cutting-edge evidence based policy insights. The candidates must possess PhD in economics and/or advanced professional degrees in management and a strong record of research/ teaching/grant writing/ government service/consulting, and publications across multiple previous positions, including from senior ranks of government. Minimum experience 15 to 20 years.

Senior Fellows also provide intellectual and technical leadership; develop, oversee, and execute a portfolio of projects and research grants; manage and supervise teams of younger faculty members and external consultants engaged on project basis. The candidates must possess PhD in economics and/or advanced professional degrees in management and possess a strong record of research/teaching/grant writing/government service/consulting, and publications across multiple previous positions, including from senior ranks of government. Minimum experience 10 to 15 years.

Fellows are mid-career professionals with a strong, post-PhD record of research/teaching/grant writing/government service/consulting, and publications across multiple previous positions, including from middle level ranks of government over at least one previous position. Minimum experience of 5 to 10 years.

Associate Fellows can have nearly completed PhDs with cutting-edge analytical expertise, a high level of flexibility, self-motivation. Exceptional candidates with MPAs/MBAs/Mas/M Phil degrees will also be considered.

Research Analysts/Associates should have at least Master’s degree in Economics/Statistics and Social Sciences from reputed Indian or foreign universities.

If you are interested in joining us please send your CVs with 3 references and a cover letter expressing your area of research and position to hr@ncaer.org