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Research Analyst Opportunity at CEDA, Ashoka University [50k- 60k/month]


Research Role


June 20, 2023


About the organisation

The Centre for Economic Data and Analysis (CEDA) has been set up by the Economics Department of Ashoka University with the primary objective of facilitating informed data-driven debate and discussion about issues of social and economic development in India. CEDA’s data portal hosts data from various administrative and official surveys of India, covering fields such as demography, employment as well as health, at the state and district levels. CEDA’s aim is to put data at the forefront when it comes to understanding the social, political and economic realities of India.



Research Analyst at Centre for Economic Data and Analysis (CEDA), Ashoka University


Type of position


Salary Range

INR 50,000 to 65,000 per month (consolidated) based on qualifications and experience



Ashoka University Campus, Sonipat/Delhi



Applications are invited on a rolling basis and will remain open till the position is filled.


About the position

We encourage interested applicants to apply at the earliest to strengthen their chances of getting shortlisted. About the position We are looking to hire a Research Analyst to analyse Indian socioeconomic data (housed on the CEDA data portal and otherwise) to write data-based articles for the CEDA website. The articles will range from short data narratives on current affairs to long deep-dive comprehensive coverage on critical issues of the Indian economy. The work will also involve planning the data visualisations for the written pieces. Additionally, the Analyst will be expected to provide data and research support to other authors and for CEDA’s social media communication.


CEDA strongly recommend that interested candidates explore the CEDA website to get a better understanding of the work we do before applying for this position.


Required qualifications

  • Postgraduate (or higher) degree in Economics, with a proven familiarity with statistics and an understanding of quantitative data

  • Proficiency with either STATA/R/Python and familiarity of working with unit-level data of large-scale surveys (such as the NFHS, PLFS and different rounds of the NSS)

  • Proficiency in writing in English

  • 1-2 years of previous work experience is desirable, though not mandatory candidate

Ideal candidate

  • Is familiar with and interested in working on key and emerging socio-economic issues impacting India

  • Is interested in sharpening their writing and data analysis skills

  • Cares for rigour, depth and the finer details across tasks

  • Demonstrates a strong professional work ethic and is able to work independently without the need for micromanagement

  • Is open to learning and acquiring new skills

CEDA is an equal opportunity employer. They especially encourage candidates from disadvantaged communities to apply for this position. If shortlisted, candidates will be asked to take a test as part of the application process. Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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