Research Assistant Opportunity at IIM Ahmedabad

Category

Job

Deadline

August 6, 2022

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Project Investigator (PI)

Prof. Jeevant Rampal, Faculty Economics Area, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

 

Number of positions

Two

 

Work description

The candidates will be expected to assist with ongoing research projects in Behavioral and Experimental Economics and/or Auctions and Market Design. The work will be both empirical and theoretical. Empirical work includes coding and running lab/field experiments or surveys, collecting, organizing, visualizing, and analyzing data (both large-scale and small-scale datasets), and writing reports. Theoretical work includes organizing related literature, solving game-theoretic models, and microeconomic-theory problems.

 

The work is best suited to a student seeking to obtain pre-doctoral research experience in order to transition to a top PhD program in Economics, or a PhD in some other related discipline.

 

Qualifications 

Candidates with a Master’s in Economics, Statistics, Operations Research, and Applied Mathematics are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in these disciplines will only be considered if they have an outstanding academic record and/or past research experience. Candidates with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and related disciplines are also welcome. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering disciplines are also welcome if they can demonstrate skills in game theory and econometrics.

 

Eligibility

Candidates must have a good knowledge of at-least one among STATA/R, Python, Matlab, Latex, and an ability to learn new languages on-the-go. Ideally, candidates will have prior experience handling data sets. Candidates with a good understanding of econometric techniques, game-theoretic concepts, and good English communication skills will be given preference. Relevant letters of recommendation are welcome, but not necessary.

 

Tenure

The initial appointment for either position is for six months, with a possibility of extension up to one year, based on performance appraisal.

 

Selection process

Shortlisted applicants from the applicant pool would be tested on the ability to understand a relevant research paper, and then on the ability to perform the analysis required in a curated problem set, along with the accompanying code (including estimation routines). These tests will be conducted using interviews over Zoom.

 

Compensation

The selected candidate will be offered a competitive monthly salary based on prior qualifications and experience.

 

Location

Office space shall be provided on the IIMA campus. Thus, locating near IIMA will be optimal. However, location flexibility will be maintained on the basis of COVID-19 related constraints.

 

References (to ascertain previous/ongoing RA-collaborators’ experience and outcomes):

ks6239@nyu.edu (Kirtivardhan Singh); phd21divyanshuj@iima.ac.in (Divyanshu Jain);

fernandos@iima.ac.in (Fernando Stragliotto); saifk@iima.ac.in (Saif Ali Khan).

 

How to apply

please email your CV, letter of recommendation (optional), and any other supporting material to Ms. Foram Panwar at exec-secretarial12@iima.ac.in with the subject “RA application JR 2022.” Within the CV, include one paragraph (less than 80 words) to describe why you are a good fit for one or both of these positions.

 

Deadline for application

7th August, 2022.

 

Date of joining

As soon as possible after selection.