Work at EPIC-India

EPIC-India’s staff and researchers are passionate about driving change in India. Currently, we are hiring for several positions with varied expertise. Be part of our team!

Research Associate – Electricity Consumption Experiment (Consultant)

The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) is interested in hiring an employee on a six-month contract, with a possibility of extension, to oversee the implementation of a survey and field experiment on electricity consumption in the city of Delhi. The employee will work closely on this project with Prof. Fiona Burlig (Harris School of Public Policy, UChicago & Energy Policy Institute at UChicago) and Dr. Santosh Harish (Center for Policy Research) who are the principal investigators in this study.

Location: UChicago Center in Delhi Start Date: As soon as possibile

Tasks for this position may include, among others, interacting with discom officials; training and overseeing a survey enumeration team; conducting surveys, and performing data analysis.

Skills and Requirements

  • Interest in (and experience with) the design and implementation of field studies, particularly in urban settings.
  • Creative problem-solving ability and strong communication skills.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to articulate complex ideas and summarize effectively.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments.
  • Strong understanding of economics and econometrics.
  • Proficiency in Stata/R and SurveyCTO.
  • Team player and fluency in Hindi.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or master degree in economics, international development, or relevant social science or science disciplines.
  • Strong track record of outstanding academic performance.
  • (Preferred) Previous work experience of 1 year or more.
  • Indian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

EPIC India offers competitive salaries. The starting date is immediate. Candidates will be interviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Please send a CV, cover letter, and writing sample to uchicago.epicindia@gmail.com with “Research Associate – Electricity Consumption Experiment” in the subject line.

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Research Associate

EPIC India is seeking a full-time Research Associate to support multiple projects related to energy and environmental policy. The Research Associate will work closely with researchers based in Delhi as well as the University of Chicago. The Research Associate will be based in New Delhi.

 

Location: UChicago Center in Delhi Start Date: As soon as possibile

Our Mission

India faces the dual challenge of rapidly improving living standards—through sustained economic growth and expanded access to reliable and affordable energy—while simultaneously reducing pollution for a cleaner and healthier environment. EPIC India researchers work hand-in-hand with government and industry partners to identify innovative ideas, pilot them on the ground, and rigorously measure outcomes.

Skills and Requirements

  • Creative and entrepreneurial self-starter, with a focus on execution and results.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to articulate complex ideas and summarize effectively.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments.
  • Strong understanding of economics and econometrics.
  • Proficiency in Stata/R and SurveyCTO.
  • Experience with data management, data cleaning, and regression analysis.
  • Team player.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or master degree in economics, international development, or related field, with an interest in pursuing a doctorate
  • Strong track record of outstanding academic performance.
  • Operation of one year of work experience.
  • Indian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

EPIC India offers competitive salaries. The starting date is as soon as possible. Candidates will be interviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Please send a CV, cover letter, and writing sample to uchicago.epicindia@gmail.com with “Research Associate – EPIC India” in the subject line

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Research Intern

EPIC-India is looking to have a Research Intern who is enthusiastic to work in the field of developmental economics, is a keen learner and have some experience in field research and data analysis.

Location: UChicago Center in Delhi Start Date: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

The Intern will be engaged in design, implementation and analysis of our projects and may also be required to write and present findings of the work to external partners, and therefore should have well developed interpersonal and communication skills. The Intern may also perform other duties as assigned.

The position offers the rare opportunity to work directly with senior researchers at the University of Chicago. The position will be full-time for a period of 3-6 months.

Qualifications:

Education:

Currently enrolled or recently graduated from Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public policy, economics, statistics, environmental science, engineering or a similar field is required

Competencies:

  • Knowledge and understanding of energy and environmental policy literature is required; work/research experience in the area is strongly preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with field staff and internal/ external partners required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences required
  • Familiar with any statistical software like R, Stata or Python would be a plus

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter summarizing relevant experience and interest in the position to uchicago.epicindia@gmail.com with “Research Intern role at EPIC-India” as the subject.

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