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Azim Premji University invites applications for the position mentioned below:

Job Title: Research Associate

Location: Bengaluru

Azim Premji University was established in 2010 by the Azim Premji Foundation. The Foundation works extensively with the public-school systems in many states in India, with a clear purpose - to contribute to a just equitable, humane and sustainable society. The University supports Education and related fields of human development through its programmes of study that prepare professionals with integrity, competence and social commitment.

Research at Azim Premji University is largely focused on issues that are directly relevant to the work we are engaged in, and at a broader level, on issues that have social relevance and impact. Substantial emphasis is placed on research that contributes to knowledge in practice besides recognizing research as contributing to scholarly knowledge. Collaborative researches among faculty members, between faculty and the members in Field Institutes of Azim Premji Foundation and between organizations is an essential feature of our work.

The Research Centre at the University is responsible for facilitating the research work of all members of the Foundation. As part of this, the Centre works on setting up internal processes related to proposal building, approval, ethics frameworks, archiving and dissemination. The Centre also provides support on data analysis, conducts capacity enhancement workshops and hosts research events and conferences.

Azim Premji University seeks a Research Associate to join an action research project of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the Azim Premji University, School of Development titled ‘Inclusive Approach to Sustainability in a Subsistence Economy: A Comparative Study of two Scheduled Tribe Dominant Districts of Odisha and Kerala’.

The project will consist of research work in sustainability and the scope of work would include - Structured review of literature, analysis of secondary data, designing quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, support in field for testing the tools, coordination of and support in the fieldwork in Odisha and Kerala, data cleaning and analysis, participating in project discussions and workshops along with general support in smooth running of the project throughout the period of association.

The Research Associate will be largely operating from the Azim Premji University, Bangalore campus. The field locations for the project are Koraput, Odisha and Wayanad In Kerala.

Qualification and Experience
  • Post graduate or Ph.D in Social Science or Science (preferably Ecology and Environmental Sciences) with minimum 55% marks and NET/SLET/M.Phil.
  • She or he should have good research skills - ability to engage with quantitative and qualitative research methods - analytical ability, documentation, report writing and communication skills.
  • Experience of doing field- based research and working with tribal communities are desirable qualifications.
Duration of the Project:

2 Years

Application Deadline:

31st December 2020

Application Process

Please email us the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Application Form

Click here to download Application Form that you can mail in as an attachment.

Please send in the above documents by e-mail to [email protected] with the subject line “Application for ICSSR Project”

For informal queries on the position and the project, contact Professor Manjula M ([email protected])/ Professor Amalendu Jyotishi ([email protected])