Job Opening: Project Associate/Senior Project Associate

Position: Project Associate/Senior Project Associate 

Number: 1 

Duration: 8 Months 

Job Description: The project associate shall work with DST-CPR, IISc research teams on two research projects– (a) ‘Research Assessment in Practice’ project in South Asia (in collaboration with CLACSO-FOLEC, Argentina and IDRC, Canada) and (b) ‘Open Science Partnerships and Open Research Data Practices’ project in India. 

Both projects entail a substantial primary fieldwork research component (including personal interviews and focus group discussions) as well as a policy outreach component (including preparing policy reports, conducting webinars, and engaging with stakeholders).  

Responsibilities: The project research associate is expected to work in collaboration with DST-CPR, IISc research teams. The key responsibilities of the project associate, in both projects, include: 

  • Conducting a scholarly literature review  
  • Designing fieldwork instruments (questionnaire guide for interviews/FGDs) 
  • Managing roll-out of primary fieldwork and policy outreach components 
  • Organizing and conducting semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions 
  • Analysing data/responses from qualitative fieldwork
  • Preparing policy reports and manuscripts for scholarly communication

Necessary Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Master’s degree (or higher) in public policy / science / social science / engineering, and a keen interest in science policy research. Doctoral degree is preferred but not mandatory. Doctoral candidates who have defended their dissertation and awaiting receipt of degree/diploma may also apply. 
  • Prior experience in conducting qualitative fieldwork (personal interviews / focus group discussions) or mixed methods research; and working knowledge of qualitative data analysis software platforms (such as NVivo and ATLAS.ti) 
  • Good communication and editorial skills.  
  • Demonstrable writing skills (in English). Advanced proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Latex.

Additional requirements: 

  • Prior experience in STI policy research is desirable 
  • Prior knowledge with quantitative data methodologies is desirable. 
  • Prior experience of engaging with different stakeholders is desirable.

Application Instructions: 

  • Please submit your resume/CV with an accompanying cover letter detailing your job suitability, and a recent writing sample (preferably a research article/working paper employing qualitative / mixed method research design) to subject of the email should be ‘Application for Project Associate/Senior Project Associate’. 
  • Resume/CV file should be named in ‘Your name_CLACSO_CV.pdf’ format,cover letter should be named in ‘Your name_ CLACSO_Cover letter.pdf’ format, and writing sample file should be named in ‘Your name_ CLACSO_writing sample.pdf’ format.
  • Last date of submission is 8th November, 2021. 
  • Likely interview date for short-listed candidates would be between 15th to 24th November, 2021. 

Renumeration:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

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