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! You can also send your resume to contact epicindia@uchicagotrust.org if you want to be part of the talent pool.

Research Manager

EPIC India is seeking a full-time Research Manager to execute innovative ideas related to energy and environmental policy, manage small research and field teams, and play an instrumental role in developing and expanding its pipeline of applied economics research projects. This position offers the candidate an opportunity to work closely with EPIC India affiliated researchers on important research projects.

The ideal candidate possesses a mix of economics, analytical, interpersonal & communications skills and is passionate about working with cross-functional groups to drive large-scale impact in the energy and environment sector.

Location: New Delhi or Gujarat Start Date: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

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.

Role


EPIC India is seeking a full-time (Senior) Research Manager to execute innovative ideas related to energy and environmental policy, manage small research and field teams, and play an instrumental role in developing and expanding its pipeline of applied economics research projects. This position offers the candidate an opportunity to work closely with EPIC India affiliated researchers on important research projects.

The ideal candidate possesses a mix of economics, analytical, interpersonal & communications skills and is passionate about working with cross-functional groups to drive large-scale impact in the energy and environment sector.

Job Details

  • Research Support: The position will work closely with Principal Investigators and local research teams to drive project planning and support (including but not limited to) providing guidance on research design, field planning, data collection, data management, power calculations, and preliminary analysis.
  • Stakeholder management: The Research Manager will communicate (both in writing (incl. presentations) and speaking) effectively with internal and external stakeholders to drive progress on EPIC-India’s research projects. Research Manager will assist their vertical head in driving existing and generating new high value research partnerships.
  • People Management: The Research Manager will manage and mentor junior staff members including Interns, Research and Senior Research Associates. The manager will support their teams and PIs in all areas of project execution, maintaining the integrity of research design and generating high-quality research outputs.
  • Research Manager will assist in preparation of detailed budgets and work plans in coordination with operations team and PIs, and make sure project activities are aligned with project budgets
  • The position will lead or assist in writing technical proposals, donor deliverables, work on budgets and work plans, be responsible for ethical compliance on the research projects and will be overall responsible to drive forward different workstreams independently
  • Support EPIC India on other research, policy and communication related-tasks as needed, or as assigned by EPIC India’s senior leadership.

Required Qualifications

  • MPP, MBA, or master’s degree in development field related field
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in a role with project-based assignments, with substantial client-facing components/ experience in monitoring and evaluation projects, and at least 1 year of direct project management experience
  • Experience managing and supervising junior staff members

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in English and Hindi
  • Experience in social science or economic field research or experience conducting field research in developing countries
  • Strong track record of outstanding academic/ professional performance
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Behavioral Requirements

  • High degree of ownership and ability to drive forward workstreams, independently
  • Attention to detail and ability to execute patiently, and diligently
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player
  • Strong communication, and presentation skills

 To Apply

EPIC India offers competitive salaries. Candidates will be interviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Interested applicants can apply here.