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'Research Associate' required for a Study for Kerala State Planning Board


SCMS Cochin school of Business invites applications from eligible candidates possessing prescribed qualifications for the below mentioned position on temporary basis for an Evaluation Study supported by Kerala State Planning Board.


Research Associate

Duration of contract Six Months
Location  Kochi (Should be ready to travel all over Kerala)
Reports to Principal Investigator
Works with Field team and Lead Researchers in the evaluation study
No. of positions One
  • Masters in Social Sciences, desirably with MPhil/Ph.D.
  • Prior experience in Survey Research is mandatory.
  • The candidate should be well versed in excel and SPSS. Strong analytical skills, with the ability to conceptualize, analyze, and document is required.
  • Knowledge in Social Insurance is preferred.
Age Not more than 40 years (As on 01-01-2018)
Last date for applications 12th June 2018
Mode of application Fill up the application form given below in soft copy format and e-mail as an attachment along with a brief write up of about 500 words explaining your interest in the study to

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of an extensive literature review for the study
  • Development of a suitable data collection instrument
  • Preparation of instruction manual for the field investigators
  • Imparting training to the field investigators at various districts
  • Overseeing the work of Research Assistant and Field Investigators in order to ensure process quality by accompanying them during field visits
  • Leading the efforts to gather, consolidate, analyse and disseminate information and evidence from primary and secondary resources
  • Cleaning and tabulation of data
  • Assistance to the lead researchers in analysis and report writing
  • Undertake any other relevant assignment as directed by the lead researchers

Essential Values, Behaviors and Skills

  • Commitment to improving the health and welfare of the marginalized
  • Ability to contribute in a collegial, team environment
  • Ability to work without much supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • The candidate should be able to handle work pressures and deliver under tight schedules
  • Knowledge in other South Indian languages is preferred

Kindly note:

  • The date, time and venue of the interview will be intimated in due course by e-mail / mobile
  • The candidate will have to appear for the interview at their own cost
  • All original certificates need to be produced during the interview
  • The candidate should also bring attested copies of the relevant certificates at the time of interview
  • Interested candidates may fill up the application form (word document) given below in soft copy format and e-mail as an attachment to on or before 12th June 2018.

Download Application Form