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Research Assistant [RA] - Business Policy and Strategy area
Job Description

Role: Research Assistant [RA] - Business Policy and Strategy area

Position Type:
IIM Udaipur [IIMU] is looking for an RA to assist with research in the Business Policy and Strategy area.


IIMU is a research-focused institute. The benefits of being an RA at IIMU include:

  • Opportunity to attend regular seminars and workshops, by both resident and visiting faculty members, at which cutting-edge research is presented and discussed
  • Participation in PhD-level coursework offered at the institute
  • Encouragement to initiate your own research
  • Recommendation letters, as well as guidance on the application process for top-level global PhD programs, from the IIMU faculty with whom you work
  • Salaries that are competitive with similar positions in India

The current RA got admission to PhD program at IIM Calcutta in the Strategy area.

Previous RAs at IIMU have received offers from world-class PhD programs, including London School of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland, University of Texas at Austin, Ivey Business School at Western University (Canada), Penn State University, University of Georgia, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, and University of Memphis, among others.

Best Match:

You should consider yourself a good fit for this position if you are seriously considering pursuing a PhD, and want to gain some experience to see if a research career is meant for you. You will work with two Professors in the Business Policy and Strategy area. The skills that you develop will help you apply to top-ranked doctoral programs in Strategic Management and related areas. You should be self-motivated, and eager to take ownership and lead research projects.


This is a research position in an academic setting. You will assist with:

  • Data collection, database creation, and data analysis (primarily quantitative, but potentially qualitative – faculty will help you to train on necessary methods)
  • Writing research proposals and conducting research
  • Literature search, summary, presentation, and writing
  • Other research-related work
Skills and Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in a discipline such as Engineering, Economics, Statistics, or Mathematics, from any of the top-tier colleges in the country, is preferred. Highly-motivated candidates with an undergraduate degree from another discipline, and good analytical skills, may also apply.

Candidates must have the following:
  • An open mind to learning new concepts, and thinking creatively
  • High standards, in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and absolute commitment to task completion
  • Good English writing skills
  • Strong command over MS Office
The following attributes are desirable:
  • Primary data collection skills – interviews and surveys
  • Experience with analytical tools such as R/STATA/SPSS or other analytical tools
  • Data handling and analysis skills (e.g., SQL querying, R, STATA)
  • Exposure to tools like NVivo, QDA Miner, Qualtrics, Atlas.ti, etc.
  • Past research experience
Location: Udaipur

The position is contractual for 12 months and will be renewed for 12 months pending strong performance, enabling the candidate to build up a profile for PhD applications. Candidates are expected to move on to a PhD program at the end of two years.

Interested candidates can apply online. The position will remain open, and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

  • Please upload your latest CV.
  • Also, please upload a Statement of Purpose, one (1) page in length, discussing your interest in seeking this RA position. You should address the following points in your Statement of Purpose:
    • Why are you motivated to take up this RA role?
    • What are your career plans?
    • How does the RA role fit into your career plans?
    • Why are you confident that you will be a good RA?

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