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Position:

Research Associate

Qualification: Master’s degree in Economics
Job Location: NCAER, New Delhi Experience: Prior courses or work experience in applied econometrics
Functional Area: Public Finance and Energy Sector    

Roles and Responsibilities

Job Description: The RA will work on a policy research project on public finance and energy in India. Main responsibilities include collecting data and analyzing it using regression methods. 

 

Last Date: September 10, 2022, the position will remain open until fille


Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate should have at least a Master’s degree in Economics from a reputed Institute or University in India or abroad. Suitable candidates with exceptional undergraduate degrees may also be considered.
  • Prior courses or work experience in applied econometrics.
  • Familiarity of economic databases in India
  • econometric softwares: Stata, R. 


Desirable Qualification

  • Some work experience as a junior economic analysts/ research assistant, preferably in a research organisation will be an added plus, though it is not mandatory.
  • Good drafting skills and prior experience in writing research reports/papers.

 

Benefit to the candidate:

  • Salary and benefits will be commensurate with market standards based on selection commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
  • Candidate would get an opportunity to directly work with Director General, NCAER and Professor Prabhat Barnwal (Michigan State University). 
  • Valuable research experience for candidates considering graduate studies in the future.


The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is India's oldest and largest national, non-profit, independent economic research institute and a leading think tank. NCAER undertakes grant-funded research and commissioned studies for Central and State governments and industry. In its 66 years of history it has acquired a reputation for high-quality, policy-relevant economic research and has emerged as a global voice on public policy matters. Most research associates are able to leverage NCAER experience to obtain jobs as economists in top-notch academic and research institutions, banks, non-bank financial companies, non-financial corporates, equity firms and brokerages, and investment banks and also go for advanced research degrees. 


How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, with a covering letter including three references of their teachers/ work place to hr@ncaer.org  latest by September 10, 2022 with the subject line “Research Associate”. 

 

Position:

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Qualification: Ph.D. in Economics
Job Location: NCAER New Delhi and Mumbai (Financial Markets). Experience: Writing research reports/papers/newspaper articles
Functional Area: Financial Markets and Macro-Financial Analysis, Macroeconomics, CGE Modelling and Human Development    

Roles and Responsibilities


No. of vacancies: Four (4)

 

Functional Areas: Financial Markets and Macro-Financial Analysis (Dr Mridul Saggar), Macroeconomics (Dr Poonam Gupta), CGE Modelling (Dr Sanjib Pohit), and Human Development (Dr Sonalde Desai) and exceptional candidates in other areas.

 

Duration of Appointment: Initially for a one-year term, with a provision for renewal up to two years depending on performance and project requirements. 


Last Date: August 31, 2022. The positions will remain open until these are filled.


Basic Qualifications

  • Candidates should have Ph.D. in Economics from a reputed Institute or University in India or abroad.
  • Candidates who have defended their dissertation are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates need to submit proof of defence at the time of joining. 
  • Excellent writing skills. 
  • Some prior experience in writing research reports/papers/newspaper articles would be an added advantage.
  • Desirable qualifications for specific areas:
    • For the positions in Macro and Financial Markets and Macro-Financial Analysis the candidates should have experience in applied econometrics and familiarity of economic databases and econometric software such as Eviews, Stata, and R along with proficiency in Microsoft packages, especially with Excel, including macros, Power Point and Word 
    • For the position in CGE Modelling the candidates should have experience in setting up and solving computable general equilibrium models in GAMS or GEMPACK software.
    • For the position in Human Development, candidates should have a doctorate in quantitative social sciences such as Economics, Public Policy, Geography, Sociology, Demography or Public Health. And, experience in geo-spatial analysis using GIS and mapping software.


Remuneration and Benefits:

  • The Post-Doctoral Fellows would be paid a competitive consolidated amount of up to Rs. 75,000/- to 80,000/- per month commensurate with NCAER policies and skill set of the candidates.
  • Candidates will be provided a working space, access to library resources, and IT facilities. The benefits do not carry any housing.
  • The position envisaged is that of ‘Post-Doctoral Fellow’. However, candidates interested in career at NCAER can be considered for regular faculty positions based on their performance as Post-Doctoral Fellows.
  • Candidates would get an opportunity to directly work with the Director General and Senior Faculty members and engage with other senior researchers at NCAER.
  • Candidates will get first-hand experience of applied policy analysis, learn new skills, and a chance to interact with policy makers.
  • Candidates will have an excellent opportunity to build a peer-reviewed journal publication portfolio, as well as articles written for print and digital media.
  • Candidates interested in human development area will also have access to the third wave of India Human Development Survey, which is currently in the field. 


About NCAER

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is India's oldest and largest national, non-profit, independent economic research institute and a leading think tank. NCAER undertakes grant-funded research and commissioned studies for Central and State governments and industry. In its 66 years of history it has acquired a reputation for high-quality, policy-relevant economic research and has emerged as a global voice on public policy matters. Most research associates and post-doctoral fellows are able to leverage NCAER experience to obtain academic and non-academic position in top-notch academic and research institutions, banks, non-bank financial companies, non-financial corporates, equity firms and brokerages, and investment banks. 


How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply to hr@ncaer.org with subject line “Post-Doctoral Fellow”. The application should include: 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Synopsis of Ph.D. dissertation
  • Links to/copies of two papers
  • Names of three referees, at least two of whom should be academic referees.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The positions will remain open until these are filled.