Research Officer/Senior Research Officer

  • Organization: International Institute of Population Sciences,
  • Closing Date : 20th September 2021
  • Location: Mumbai
  • Salary: Rs. 40,000/- per month (Consolidated) or Rs. 60,000/- per month (Consolidated) for Senior Research Officer

Description (Research Officer / Senior Research Officer):

Applications are invited for the following Mumbai-based ad-hoc posts for the project at the
International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS).

Research Officer

Educational Qualification: 

  • Master’s degree awarded in Statistics/Population Studies/Biostatistics and Demography/Health Statistics. Knowledge of statistical software: Excel/R software/STATA/SPSS/GIS.
  • One article/responses/comments/correspondence published in a peer-reviewed (reputed) journal related to demography/health sciences/ public health.
  • One year experience in statistics/applied statistics/population studies.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with large scale data Census of India, NFHS, LASI etc.
  • Experience in application of GIS, remote sensing, extraction of spatial data etc.
  • Excellent command in handling statistical and demographic data analyses etc.

Specific tasks:

a. Works on creating variables and deliverables and ensures timely submission.
b. Systematic review, meta-analysis and data compilation.
c. Data curation from large scale surveys: NSSO, NFHS, LASI etc.
d. Competency in advanced statistical analysis for preparing variables of interest and tables and figures.

Senior Research Officer (One Position)

Essential Qualifications:

A. Awarded MPhil /awarded PhD degree or pursuing PhD in Statistics/Population Studies
B. Knowledge of statistical software: Excel/R software/STATA/SPSS/GIS.
C. Application of Small area estimation methods and its application to mortality analysis
D. Three articles published in a peer-reviewed (reputed) journal related to demography/health economics/public health/spatial analysis.
E. Two years’ work experience in statistics/population studies/health economics/public health/geospatial analysis for MPhil degree holders
F. No experience required for pursuing PhD or PhD degree holders

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Experience in the application of machine learning methods and other statistical methods
  2. Experience in working with large scale data NSSO (priority), LASI, COVID19 databases, JHU, World Bank, and other databases.
  3. Experience in application of GIS, remote sensing, extraction of spatial data etc.
  4. Excellent command in handling statistical, demographic and spatial data analyses etc.

Specific tasks:

a. Takes lead in project activities such as conceptualization, systematic review, meta-analysis, and data analyses.
b. Data curation, data management, data compilation and data warehouse
c. Verification and validation of variables and indicators
d. Advanced statistical analysis for estimation of variables of interest and statistical and geospatial analysis.

Note: Essential qualifications may be relaxed by the selection committee in case of a candidate found exceptionally suitable otherwise.

This purely temporary position is for a period of three months likely to be extended till the tenure of the project. Interested candidates qualifying the above criteria may send their application along with a short write up (on how he/she will be best fit for the position), updated CV and self-attested copy of documents in support of their qualification and experience to [email protected] and CC to [email protected] until by 20th September 2021. Date of interview maybe scheduled on 24 September 2021. Applicants should mention the name of the project and post applied (Application for COVID19-SROIIPS/COVID19-RO-IIPS) in the subject of the E-mail and application. IIPS reserves all the rights to call for any candidate for interview. Only the shortlisted candidates will be informed and invited for a virtual interview.

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