Research Lead

Research Lead

Organization: EPIC India

Apply By: 25 Apr 2019

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

About the organization:

The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) launched EPIC-India in 2014 to confront this challenge through cutting-edge research and targeted engagement with local stakeholders. Housed at the University of Chicago’s Centre in Delhi, EPIC-India is employing a comprehensive strategy to affect real change .

Job Description:

Location: UChicago Center in Delhi


  • EPIC India is seeking a full-time Research Lead to originate and explore innovative ideas related to energy and environmental policy, manage small research teams, and play an instrumental role in developing and expanding its pipeline of applied economics research projects. The Research Lead will be based in New Delhi at the UChicago Center in Delhi.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MPA, MBA, or master degree in economics, international development, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in a role with project-based assignments, substantial analytical requirements, and client-facing components.
  •  Experience managing and supervising junior staff members.
  •  Strong track record of outstanding academic performance.

Skills and Attributes:

  • 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 and manage junior staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding of concepts in microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics.
  • Familiarity with the latest research in development economics and environmental economics (including experimental research designs).
  • Working knowledge of statistical software (STATA and/or R) preferred.


How to apply

Interested applicants must submit a resume, and cover letter briefly summarizing relevant experience and interest in the position to uchicago.epicindia@gmail.com . Please ensure that the title of your email is “Research Lead – EPIC India”

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