Opportunities

Research Analyst - China Studies (People's Liberation Army)
Research Analyst- China Studies
Research Associate – Universal Healthcare Coverage in India
Research Analyst - High Tech Geopolitics Programme

The Takshashila Institution is currently seeking Research Analysts to work on various projects under its Indo-Pacific Studies Programme. Work under the programme is spread across four different research areas, i.e., China Studies, Diplomacy & Security, Emerging Technologies and New Geopolitical Frontiers.

The China Studies initiative has a three-fold objective. It aims to:

  • understand the internal and external dynamics shaping the policies of the People’s Republic of China,
  • analyse the different sources of friction and opportunities keeping in mind Indian national interests, and
  • recommend actionable measures for Indian policymakers.

The Diplomacy & Security initiative studies the evolving policies of different actors across the Indo-Pacific. The aim is to recommend pathways for India to strengthen its relationships with like-minded partners, particularly in its immediate geographical neighbourhood, and operationalise collaboration in areas of common interest.

The Emerging Technologies initiative functions in collaboration with Takshashila’s High-Tech Geopolitics Research Programme. It explores the threats and opportunities for India across a range of sectors, such as semiconductors, rare earths, electronic and autonomous vehicles, etc, while recommending actionable policy measures.

New Geopolitical Frontiers examines emerging competition in areas like the deep seas, the polar regions and space.

We are looking for research analysts to work on tracking the Chinese armed forces and their impact on India’s national security.

 

Responsibilities:

  • The role primarily involves researching on different aspects of the PLA’s modernisation effort
  • Creating analytical frameworks assessing developments related to the Chinese armed forces and their impact on Indian security interests
  • Drafting written materials, including reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds
  • Working with the Media and Outreach team to disseminate research publications and findings
  • Engaging with external stakeholders, including policy makers, as necessary

Eligibility:

  • A good understanding of the Chinese political system
  • Familiarity with Chinese government publications and media ecosystem
  • Proficiency in Chinese language preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A postgraduate degree in International Relations, Strategic Studies or a related field
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
  • Ability to multitask on projects
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills

If you are interested please email your CV to contact@takshashila.org.in

The Takshashila Institution is currently seeking Research Analysts to work on various projects under its Indo-Pacific Studies Programme. Work under the programme is spread across four different research areas, i.e., China Studies, Diplomacy & Security, Emerging Technologies and New Geopolitical Frontiers.

The China Studies initiative has a three-fold objective. It aims to:

  • understand the internal and external dynamics shaping the policies of the People’s Republic of China,
  • analyse the different sources of friction and opportunities keeping in mind Indian national interests, and
  • recommend actionable measures for Indian policymakers.

The Diplomacy & Security initiative studies the evolving policies of different actors across the Indo-Pacific. The aim is to recommend pathways for India to strengthen its relationships with like-minded partners, particularly in its immediate geographical neighbourhood, and operationalise collaboration in areas of common interest.

The Emerging Technologies initiative functions in collaboration with Takshashila’s High-Tech Geopolitics Research Programme. It explores the threats and opportunities for India across a range of sectors, such as semiconductors, rare earths, electronic and autonomous vehicles, etc, while recommending actionable policy measures.

New Geopolitical Frontiers examines emerging competition in areas like the deep seas, the polar regions and space.

We are looking for research analysts to analyse China’s domestic and foreign policy.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • The role primarily involves researching domestic political developments in China and Chinese foreign policy
  • Creating analytical frameworks and assessing the implications of developments in China for India’s national interests
  • Drafting written materials, including reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds
  • Working with the Media and Outreach team to disseminate research publications and findings
  • Engaging with external stakeholders, including policy makers, as necessary

Eligibility:

  • A good understanding of the Chinese political system
  • Familiarity with Chinese government publications and media ecosystem
  • Proficiency in Chinese language required (at least HSK-3 level)
  • A postgraduate degree in International Relations or a related field
  • Experience conducting policy research will be preferable, but is not compulsory
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
  • Ability to multitask on projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills

If you are interested please email your CV to contact@takshashila.org.in

The Takshashila Institution is currently seeking Research Analysts to work on universal health coverage in India under our Health and Life Sciences Programme. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • The role primarily involves understanding gaps in India health coverage, including specific areas of interest such as nutrition, data surveillance, primary health centres. 
  • Creating analytical frameworks assessing technological developments that can be mapped to these gaps.
  • Drafting written materials, including reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds
  • Working with the Media and Outreach team to disseminate research publications and findings
  • Engaging with external stakeholders, including policy makers, as necessary 

Eligibility:

  • A good understanding of India’s public health system
  • 2-5 years experience in public health in India 
  • A postgraduate degree in public health
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
  • Ability to multitask on projects
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills

If you are interested please email your CV to contact@takshashila.org.in

The Takshashila Institution is currently seeking Research Analysts to work on various projects under its High Tech Geopolitics Programme. Work under the programme is currently spread across four research areas, i.e., Digital Platform Governance, Technology Geopolitics, Emerging Technologies, and Future of Cyberspace.

The Digital Platform Governance project aims to understand the nature and effects of their dominance from the perspectives of competition, data and narratives. Its objective is to create principles, framework(s) and policies to govern digital platforms according to India’s political and socio-economic context.

Technology Geopolitics focuses on the intersection of technology-related supply chains, state policy, and international relations.

The Emerging Technologies initiative explores the threats and opportunities for India across a range of sectors, such as semiconductors, rare earth materials, electronic and autonomous vehicles, etc., while recommending actionable policy measures.

Future of Cyberspace will examine the evolution of the internet and its global governance from technological, political and economic perspectives. We are currently hiring for the following two positions:

 

Research Analyst – Digital Platform Governance

Responsibilities: 

  • This position primarily involves researching the role and impact of digital communication platforms.
  • Creating analytical frameworks and assessing developments related to digital communication platforms in India. 
  • Drafting written materials, including reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds and supporting production of podcasts, videos.
  • Working with the Media and Outreach team to disseminate research publications and findings
  • Engaging with external stakeholders, including policymakers, as necessary 

Eligibility:

  • A good understanding of technology policy in the Indian context and global trends related to digital platforms governance
  • Strong analytical and economic reasoning skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
  • Ability to multitask on projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience conducting policy research with technology, government, or civil society stakeholders will be preferable but not compulsory. Alternatively, prior work experience with competition policy will be viewed favourably

 

Research Analyst – Technology Geopolitics, Emerging Technologies and Future of Cyberspace

Responsibilities:

  • Creating and disseminating a newsletter on the geopolitics of technology 
  • Creating analytical frameworks and assessing the implications of these developments for India’s national interests
  • Drafting written materials, including reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds and supporting production of podcasts, videos.
  • Working with the Media and Outreach team to disseminate research publications and findings
  • Engaging with external stakeholders, including policymakers, as necessary 

Eligibility:

  • A good understanding of and interest in subjects at the intersection of technology, politics and geopolitics
  • Strong analytical and economic reasoning skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
  • Ability to multitask on projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Prior work experience in technology sector is desirable

If you are interested please email your CV to contact@takshashila.org.in