Advertisement for the position of Research Executive at CDEP, IIM Calcutta

Job Title: Research Executive (Full-time, one post) Centre: The Centre for Development of Environment and Policy (CDEP), IIM Calcutta
Location: IIM Calcutta, Kolkata Last Date for Application: 02 May 2022*
Pay Range: Between 45,000 – 50,000 INR per month (consolidated) Nature of Job: Annual, fixed-term contract, renewable. At present, the project is for a duration of 1 year
with the possibility of an extension of at least one more year.

* This position is required to be filled on urgent basis. Therefore, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and in case a suitable candidate is found, the position will be closed before 2nd May 2022. Successful applicant will be expected to join at the earliest.


This role requires the person to provide research related support to the Centre for Development and Environment Policy (CDEP), IIM Calcutta, India. The person in this position is responsible for:

  • Data Collection and Analysis — Conduct primary (field-based observation, interviews, surveys) and secondary research (literature review, data collection and analysis) on themes relevant for CDEP
  • Documentation and Report Writing — Provide assistance in conceptualising and preparing project related reports or presentations
  • Processing Information — Prepare and analyse the tables, fact-sheet, graphical representation of the research results
  • Collaborating with Supervisors and Peers — Support the seniors and team-members in managing accounts, documentation and network building endeavours
  • Administrative Support — Need based support to organise conference, workshops, training programme and network outreach initiatives of the centre

Educational qualification and work experience:

The candidate should have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree programme or possess at least a Master’s degree from a reputed institute with a minimum of aggregate 60% marks at both the graduation/ Master’s level. An interest in research related to carbon transition is desirable. While not mandatory, a prior exposure to conducting research and drafting of research reports is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Personal Attributes:

English Language — Excellent command over written English with an ability to generate high-quality scientific report or research articles
Critical Thinking — Display an ability to analyse, comprehend and identify underlying principle or pattern
Computer and Software Skills — Qualitative data analysis (Nvivo/Atlas-Ti), Quantitative data analysis (MS-Excel/IBM-SPSS/R/Python) is desirable

Application process:

Interested applicants can submit the following documents to before 2nd May 2022 with a subject line ‘Application for Research Executive – CDEP’.

  1. Detailed CV with name and contact details of three referees
  2. Cover letter expressing the interest and suitability
  3. Any writing sample (published/unpublished paper, reports) (if any)
  4. Proof of work-experience (if any)

About IIM Calcutta and CDEP

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

IIM Calcutta's Centre for Development and Environment Policy (CDEP) was established in 1998 as an interdisciplinary platform. Supported by a core endowment provided by the then Indian Planning Commission, CDEP addresses crucial interdisciplinary issues associated with the complex relationship between economic activities and the natural environment. It undertakes research, teaching, and training activities on the important dimensions of the relationship between environment and development at the organizational, regional, national, and global levels. It has developed a close working relationship with policymakers in Indian industry, government, NGOs, and international organisations related to sustainable development.