NFPRC is seeking dynamic and enthusiastic scholars-administrators to join the team as Research Fellows (RF). As mentioned earlier, each RF will be heading one or more Research Group(s). The RFs will need to drive the research agenda of their research group(s), establish collaborative engagements with the other research groups, as well as help build and add to the intellectually stimulating environment of NFPRC.
As an RF, you will typically have a Doctoral or advanced Master’s/ Post-graduation certificate or degree from a university whose commitment to academic excellence is undisputable. You will also have a policy research and/or policy implementation experience of about five to ten years, preferably in an environment which favours speed although not at the cost of rigor. One may want to draw an analogy from the background of an excellent consultant who has her feet tied to the ground and who recognizes the value of good research; or an academic who aspires to work in an action-packed environment and knows the need for sense of urgency in policy matters. In either case, the idea is to alloy a thinker and a doer, with a little bit of sense of humour (working with government extensively will require the last one the most).
Applicants with a fertile mind and dynamic attitude looking to work in a high action research environment, with an aim to make a difference in the lives of people, may find this opportunity to be of interest. Government, academia and industry will be the intersection of most of the work.
The appointment is full time, and permanent, based out of New Delhi. Travels will be expected.