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Research Associate

Centre for Policy Research


9 Feb 2023

23 Feb 2023



New Delhi

Job description

CPR is looking for someone interested in understanding how climate impacts are changing Indian society and politics, and in using rigorous research to find ways of adapting to these climate impacts. The selected candidate will play a central role in research and managing an ongoing project on adapting to extreme heat in India. This will involve familiarising yourself with the literature on heatwaves, establishing working relationships with CPR’s project partners, interacting with government officials at national and subnational levels, helping conceive and establish new subprojects, and assisting with administrative tasks related to this work.

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in any area relevant to adaptation and the social consequences of climate impacts (this could include climate modelling, political science, geography, engineering, public policy, GIS, sociology etc.).
  • The ability to write a rigorously researched, interesting, and well-crafted essay that can be published in any leading national or global publication with some editorial assistance.
About the organisation

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. CPR is a non-profit, non-partisan, independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to high quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the issues that impact life in India.

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