Research Associate for a project on Drought and Public Health

Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability

We invite applications for the role of Research Associates to work on a project on Drought and Public Health, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability.

The project is titled as Developing a Framework for Drought Monitoring & Forecasting in India, and exploring the linkages of Drought dimensions with Women’s & Children’s Health”

Number of positions: Two

The duration of the project is for One year.

As a researcher you will be responsible for,

  • Comprehensive review of the project-related literature
  • Analysis of remotely sensed time-series data of Climate Hazards Group Infrared Precipitation with Station (CHIRPS
  • Compile, document, verify, and analyse some data from various rounds of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) and other sources such as the Socioeconomic High-resolution Rural-Urban Geographic (SHRUG) database, etc.
  • Conduct Ground Truth Survey 
  • Preparation of scientific manuscripts based on the findings of the study 
  • Willingness to contribute to other assignments

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Geoinformatics/​Geography/​Public Health/​Population Studies/​Environmental Science/​Climate Science or related disciplines from a recognized university OR,
  • Two years of research experience desired
  • Prior work experience on research projects with demonstrable evidence of using remote-sensing data and geospatial methods
  • Proficiency in one of the scripting languages, R/​Python
  • Proficiency in geospatial methods and knowledge of time series analysis 
  • One or more publications in peer-reviewed journals listed in the Science Citation Index (SCI) in any area of environmental/​climate science or public health 
  • Command in analysing quantitative data using statistical software such as STATA/R
  • Experience in analysing large-scale data of surveys such as NFHS/IHDS/NSSO etc.

Application Process

Please email the following documents to neeti@​apu.​edu.​in with the subject line Application for the Research Associate for Drought and Public Health, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability’, with:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A sample of a self-prepared script in R/​Python with a summary
  • A sample of academic writing/​published research paper 

Last date of receipt of the application: 15 July 2024.