Lead Researcher

WOTR's Centre for Resilience Studies (W-CReS) invites application for the post of a Lead Researcher for its unit in Pune (Maharashtra)
Education qualifications & Experience:

  •   PhD in any of the following fields: Geography, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Environmental
  •   Studies, Natural resource management, Development Studies, or other relevant fields.
  •   M.Sc. plus five years of relevant experience can substitute for the PhD or a Post-graduate experience of at least 5-6 years (for Ph.D.) and 8 years (for M.Sc. graduates) in research in relevant subject.
  •   Should be experienced in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Knowledge of analytical software (e.g. SPSS, NVivo, MS Office etc.). Proficient in English, Hindi & Marathi with excellent interpersonal skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  •   Research lead is responsible for providing research leadership in the respective subject, which normally includes:
  •   Promote and facilitate leading-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research, in areas related to the goals of the Organization.
  •   Refine, develop and promote management’s research strategy.
  •   Develop networks between the research Centre and researchers in the field in the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and internationally.
  •   Wherever applicable, developing mutually beneficial linkages with other organizations to develop partnerships and collaborative research.
  •   Effectively manage the research plan and ensure that accepted standards of research and ethical behavior are met.
  •   To help build and maintain WOTR’s reputation as a research institution. Develop and advise on research design and methodology.
  •   Guide a team of researchers, work closely with the management team and knowledge product development groups, in order to develop and strengthen the organization’s scientific and innovative position.

Communications and Networking:

  •   Represent the organization at WOTR’s own and external events.
  •   Produce a wide range of written outputs including high‐quality well targeted research policy briefs, papers and other outputs.
  •   Publish research outputs in reputed peer reviewed journals; generate quality research reports, research briefs and policy briefs.
  •   Transfer knowledge to society through outreach (e.g. collaborative research, seminars, workshops, lectures, websites, publications) and, where applicable, through technology transfer (e.g. collaborative research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property).
  •   Manage staff and associates working on research projects.
  •   Update the management through‐out the delivery of projects, including formal reporting.
  •   Develop, deliver and assist the organization’s high‐profile scientific communication tasks.

Salary: Negotiable with experience, qualification and publications.
Application procedure
Interested candidates whose profiles match the above requirements may send their CVs along with 2 references by email to hr@wotr.org