January 02, 2012

POSITION: Research Associate for IDSA

The Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA) in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has initiated a year long study on Strategic Trends 2050. The objective of this study is to analyze the strategic and security challenges faced by India in and on the way to 2050. The study looks at both traditional and non-traditional themes, and develops a number of working papers and scenarios for various state and non-state actors relevant to Indian security. IDSA is seeking a proactive and enthusiastic Research Associate for the Project.

Research Associate

Academic Qualifications A minimum of a Masters degree in International Relations, Strategic Studies, Security Studies, or Futures Studies is mandatory. Consistent high academic performance from Higher Secondary School onwards will be given due weight.

Work Experience At least two years work experience in reputed organisations in a relevant field is strongly preferable. As this is a multi-disciplinary and dialogue oriented project, candidates are expected to possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills along with a keen interest in analyzing current national and international affairs. Ability to attend to detail, work under strict deadlines and a flair for team work are other prerequisites.

Job Description Prospective Associates are expected to assist the Project Leader in data collection and detailed analysis, write reports and working papers, conduct interviews with leading experts, contribute to brainstorming sessions, write conference reports, organise conferences and roundtables related to the project and undertake any other task, as assigned to them from time to time by the Project Leader.

The position carries a lump sum remuneration of Rs 40,000 per month.

The contract would last till December 2012, which can be extended further depending on the requirement of the Institute, demonstrated performance and suitability for any other project.

The selected candidates will be eligible to apply for campus accommodation at prescribed rent as per the IDSA rules. However, the accommodation is not guaranteed and will be allotted subject to availability.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates may send in their CV, covering letter and two academic/professional references to hrd.idsa@gmail.com or by post to:

Adviser HRD,
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses,
No. 1, Development Enclave,
Rao Tula Ram Marg,
New Delhi-110010

The last date for submitting the applications is 4 PM, January 15, 2012.

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