Research Assistant — Social Network and Forest Conservation

We invite applications for the role of Research Assistant for Social Network and Forest Conservation Project.

As a Research Assistant, you will be assisting in various Research Projects, specifically a project on Social Network and Forest Conservation (broad area environment and development economics).


The role involves assisting in Research Projects with data analysis, literature search & literature survey, proofreading the documents and other allied activities. It will also involve field visits in Madhya Pradesh, conducting interviews and supervising survey enumerators. 

1) Field visit and survey: The Research Assistant will visit the field areas, conduct qualitative interviews and will be supervising the survey enumerators engaged in quantitative survey

2) Assist in the data analysis: The Research Assistant, will assist in data cleaning, merging and data analysis based on primary and secondary data sources

3) Assist in the literature survey: The Research Assistant, will be expected to do a survey of the existing literature and create an annotated bibliography, and do a more detailed literature survey, later

4) Assist in editing research papers, creating references and the index

  • Masters in Economics/​Bachelors in Economics
  • Knowledge of statistical software such as STATA or R
  • Knowledge of GIS software
  • Previous experience in conducting field surveys is preferred
  • Experience working with economic datasets such as the NSS, IHDS etc., is preferred
  • Familiarity with searching material online – including academic research and relevant literature
  • Knowledge of Hindi

Please email the following documents to openpositions@​apu.​edu.​in with the subject line:​“Application for Research Assistant — Social Network and Forest Conservation”:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Completed Application Form