Research Associate: Social Sciences

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore invites applications for a research position in social sciences. The researcher will be part of 3 year interdisciplinary research project on Climate Change, Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation in India.

Background: ATREE is a research organization working in the fields of biodiversity conservation, environment and development. The project aims to deepen our understanding of climate change, vulnerability, impacts, and explore what is needed to transform current reactive adaptation practices to be more proactive and enable widespread impact.

We are looking to fill this position at the Postdoctoral Research Associate/Senior Research Associate level depending on qualifications. The position is based at ATREE office in Bangalore, but may require some field travel in rural parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The researcher will be primarily engaged in field data analysis and will participate in the writing up and dissemination of the results. He/she will work as part of an interdisciplinary team that includes hydrologists, ecologists, agricultural scientists, climate scientists and social scientists.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  1. PhD/Masters/M. Phil in Social Sciences (Economics/ Agricultural Economics/ Environmental Economics/Development Economics). Candidates with masters/ MPhil should have at least 2 years of post-masters research experience.
  2. Candidates should possess excellent analytical skills including using statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, SAS, R-Statistics or EViews for analysis of household and macro-scale secondary data.
  3. Competence in English communication, both oral and written. A self-starter with strong ability to organize tasks and deliver outputs independently under pressure.

Email soft copy application material (cover letter justifying the candidates’ suitability for the position and a detailed CV) to Divya Solomon ( Designation and salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience. Duration of the appointment will be initially for a period of one year extendable to 2 years upon satisfactory performance evaluated after the first 6 months.

ATREE fosters autonomy, professional growth, diversity and gender equity at the work place; and encourages women and people from economically and socially excluded backgrounds with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply.
Please send your applications to

Last date for sending in applications, 19th February 2017.