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Research Assistant – Centre for Healthcare (CFH) in Udaipur (Job Vacancy)

Indian Institute of Management Udaipur


Entry level

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1 Vacancies

69 Applicants|Posted 21 Day(s) ago

Job Description

Introducing the RA opportunity in the public health/ health communications/ health management domain. Centre for Healthcare at IIM Udaipur is a research-led centre that was conceptualized in the early 2020 to fill the gap of rigorous healthcare research in India on Indian context from the management lens. Its objective is to bring together academicians from management, public health, practitioners, and research active medical professionals to understand and solve fundamental issues in healthcare in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). After the centre came into existence in April 2021, it has been actively involved in research and has regularly hired full time RAs. Benefits IIMU is a research-intensive institution. The benefits of being an RA in this role are: • Get a first-hand research experience before embarking on the PhD journey. • Explore your interests – get a better understanding of the space you want to be in. • A chance to attend regular workshops where research papers are presented and discussed. • Attend PhD level coursework offered in the institute. • Hand-on experience of working with the rural communities. • Encouragement to initiate your own research. • Get individualized guidance on building profile and developing individual ideas towards research papers (strengthens the Ph.D. applications). • Recommendation letters as well as guidance on the application process to top PhD programs in Public Health/ Health management. RAs from the IIM Udaipur have gone on to join Ph.D. programs at Kellogg, Maryland, Georgia, UT Austin, Texas A&M, Ivey, Pittsburgh, London School of Economics, Iowa, Warwick, ESSEC, among others. The program offers you a fostering environment that propels you towards an excellent journey in academia. Best Match You should consider yourself a good fit for this position if you are seriously considering pursuing a PhD in public health, health communications or health management domain and want to get relevant experience that will help build a strong profile for a PhD application. You will assist the partnership on healthcare and healthcare management research, documentation, and other works. Responsibilities This is a research position in academic setting. The responsibilities include: • Data collection, data preparation, and data analysis - working on primary/secondary data using qualitative/ quantitative methods. • Conducting in-depth interviews and FGDs. • Literature search, summary, presentation, and writing. • Writing research proposal and conducting research. • Other research-related work. Qualification Master’s degree in public health/ health administration/social work/ Sociology/ Anthropology from any of the top-tier colleges in the country/ abroad with an understanding of research and interest in public health domain (to pursue PhD in public health or allied areas) OR wanting to do impactful work in healthcare field. Skills Required • An open mind to learning new concepts, creativity and hard work • Good English writing skills • Good knowledge of Hindi • Good understanding of the Healthcare space Desirable • Good understanding of research processes • Qualitative data collection, coding, and analysis skills. Exposure to working on NVivo, QDA Miner will be a plus • Prior experience of field work in healthcare space will be a plus The candidate must have high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and absolute commitment to task completion. Candidate must have high levels of motivation for learning and preparing for a cutting-edge academic career and must be self-driven. Location: Udaipur plus field (Udaipur/ Dungarpur). Work from home is not an option. Recruitment process and other relevant information This would be a contractual engagement for a period of 12 months. It would be renewed for a further period of 12 months (if performance is deemed satisfactory), enabling the candidate to build their profile for PhD applications. Candidates are typically expected to move on into a PhD at the end of two years. In the case of candidates interested in impact work, further extensions are possible based on mutual interest and Centre’s requirements. Interested candidates can apply online by following the instructions given below. The position will remain open and will accept applications till a suitable candidate is found. • Please upload latest CV • Please also upload a statement of purpose not exceeding 1 page in length (single-spaced) on your motivation for taking up the RA position. Please cover the following points in your statement of purpose- • Why are you motivated to take up the RA role? • What are your career plans? • How does the RA role fit into your career plans? • Why you think you will be a good RA? We will contact you within 2 weeks of your submission of application in case we decide to interview you. In case you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of your submission of application, you have not been shortlisted for this position. Apply Now

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