Job Opportunity for Research Assistant – Energy, Natural Resources and Sustainability at CSEP in New Delhi

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The Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP) is seeking to hire a Research Assistant to work on the ongoing research on how India can build an internationally competitive and financially viable non-fuel minerals and mining sector, accounting for the welfare of mining-affected communities and environmental externalities.

A key area of research focus will be how India should secure its critical mineral supply chains for its green technologies transition.

About CSEP

The Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP) conducts in-depth, policy relevant research and provides evidence-based recommendations to the challenges facing India and the world. It draws on the expertise of its researchers, extensive interactions with policy makers as well as convening power to enhance the impact of research.

Our researchers work across domains including, but not limited to, Economic Growth and Development; Energy, Natural Resources and Sustainability; and Foreign Policy and Security. All our research and policy recommendations are freely available to the public.

CSEP is based in New Delhi and registered as a company limited by shares and not for profit, under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 1956. It was earlier known as Brookings Institution India Center.

Responsibilities include:

The candidate must have an undergraduate degree in engineering with a specialisation in mining or environmental engineering. However, candidates with other undergraduate degrees may also be considered if they have relevant experience with or knowledge of the mining sector. In addition, they should be able to work with MS Office and MS Excel. The core job requires information and data gathering/compilation and help prepare case studies, simple analyses and stakeholder interviews. In addition, an important task is to play a catalytic role in all institutional activities, such as helping organise events.

The candidate should be able to complete reasonably defined analyses end to end, with minimal assistance. In addition, s/he should begin contributing to the entire study’s narrative and be able to push to solve the research issues under the guidance of the immediate senior. The selected candidate is expected to help with publications, hosting webinars and other live events at CSEP.

CSEP is an independent, non-partisan research organisation based in New Delhi. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, colour, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

To apply, please email your résumé, a cover letter, and a writing sample (in a single file as a .pdf) to with the subject line: Research Assistant – Energy, Natural Resources and Sustainability.

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