Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

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The Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence intends to provide impetus for research, industry consultation, assistance in policy making, as well as teaching in the area of Data Science and AI. The Centre aims to play a catalytic role in this changing scenario by producing and disseminating critical knowledge for academics, government, organizations, and leadership, through data science and AI. The Centre will conduct an annual survey of industries on the adoption of data science and AI, and develop insights into its adoption by industries in India vis-a-vis other countries, reflecting the state of the current industry practice. To meet the above objectives, the centre is looking to hire candidates for multiple open positions.

Research Associate – Data Science & Computation



The Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence seeks applications at the Research Associate level to enhance its strengths in research and education. The successful candidate will work on topics related to Data Science and AI.

Job Description: The Research Associate is expected to support cutting-edge research on topics/themes that are aligned with the centre’s vision, for instance, operations research and optimization, statistics, machine learning, graph theory and networks, with applications in the areas of finance, operations, marketing, economics, etc. Along with research support the research associate is expected to help with certain administrative responsibilities at the centre. Some of the current ongoing projects:
(1) Combining causal inference and machine learning
(2) Quantifying the fashion trends using state of the art computer vision algorithms
(3) Impact Assessment of AI and Human assistance on health outcomes
(4) Optimal Platform Design
(5) Fair Recommendation Systems


Required Technical Skills:
(1) Collect, clean, synthesize and analyze data. Produce statistical models.
(2) Develop and maintain expertise in new research methodologies and techniques at the intersection of econometrics, machine learning and deep learning.
(3) Manage and manipulate data using requested languages, including, for example, Python, R, MATLAB, and C++.



Qualifications:
(1) Applicants must have a bachelor's or master’s degree.
(2) Applicants must have strong quantitative skills. A degree in a quantitative field (such as applied math, statistics, physics, operations research, or computer science) is required.
(3) Applicants should be motivated to expand their knowledge and expertise in working with data cleaning, describing, understanding, connecting with theory, analysing, and presenting.


Skillset: Applicants must have programming experience and expertise in applied econometrics, machine learning and deep learning. Preferred languages include Python, R, MATLAB, and C#.


Duration and Location: The position will be initially offered for a period of twelve months and may be extended depending on performance. The position is based in Ahmedabad. IIMA provides access to the library and computer center for all Research Associates. If selected, the candidate is expected to manage their own accommodation, outside the IIMA campus which is centrally located within the city of Ahmedabad.


Remuneration: Compensation would be commensurate with qualification and experience and as per IIMA guidelines.

Application: Candidates meeting the above criteria may send their applications to cdsa@iima.ac.in containing the following materials: 1) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, 2) a detailed CV, 3) one reference. If required, the centre may reach out directly to your reference(s) requesting for reference letters latest by May 30, 2022.
The subject line of the application email should read “Application for the position of RA for Data Science & Computation Project”. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a telephone, or Zoom/Skype, or in-person interview.
We will only contact candidates shortlisted for an interview. We will not send out letters of rejection to other applicants. Emails asking for status updates will not be entertained.

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Research Associate for FOW Project



The Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence seeks applications at the Research Associate level to enhance its strengths in research and education. The successful candidate will work on topics related to Data Science and AI.

Job Description: The Research Associate is expected to support cutting-edge research on topics/themes that are aligned with the centre’s vision, for instance, operations research and optimization, statistics, machine learning, graph theory and networks, with applications in the areas of finance, operations, marketing, economics, etc. Along with research support the research associate is expected to help with certain administrative responsibilities at the centre.

Required Technical Skills: (a) Understanding of Business Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Data Science, Visualization, Big Data etc.
(b) Basic knowledge of useful programming and spreadsheet tools such as R, Python, SPSS, etc.
(c) An analytical mind-set who enjoy helping participants solving problems and turning data into useful actionable information.


Key Responsibilities: (a) The candidate is expected to provide support to centre faculty and post-doctoral fellows in conducting research in the area of Data Science and AI.
(b) Developing analytical tools and techniques that can be applied on a variety of business applications. The output is expected in terms of research publications.
(b) Problem-solving aptitude – identifies/defines problems, seeks root causes, develops and implements various solution strategies.


Required Qualification: A first class degree in Statistics/ Operations Research/Psychology/Computer Science / Mathematics or a closely related subject.


Duration and Location: The position will be initially offered for a period of six months and may be extended depending on performance. The position is based in Ahmedabad. IIMA provides access to the library and computer center for all Research Associates. If selected, the candidate is expected to manage their own accommodation, outside the IIMA campus which is centrally located within the city of Ahmedabad.


Remuneration: Compensation would be commensurate with qualification and experience and as per IIMA guidelines.

Application: Candidates meeting the above criteria may send their applications to cdsa@iima.ac.in containing the following materials: 1) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, 2) a detailed CV, 3) one reference. If required, the centre may reach out directly to your reference(s) requesting for reference letters latest by May 20, 2022.
The subject line of the application email should read “Application for the position of RA for FOW Project”. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a telephone, or Zoom/Skype, or in-person interview.
We will only contact candidates shortlisted for interview. We will not send out letters of rejection to other applicants. Emails asking for status updates will not be entertained.

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Research Associate (post-doctoral)



The Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence seeks applications at the Post-Doctoral level to enhance its strengths in research and education. The successful candidate will work on topics related to Data Science and AI. This position is contractual, initially for a one-year term, with provision for renewal up to two years depending on performance.

Job Description: Post-Doctoral Research Associates are expected to independently carry out cutting-edge research on topics/themes that are aligned with the centre’s vision, for instance, operations research and optimization, statistics, machine learning, graph theory and networks, with applications in the areas of finance, operations, marketing, economics, etc. The Research Associates are expected to publish high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles out of research conducted at the Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and present work in national and international conferences. Research Associates may collaborate with an IIMA faculty but must be able to demonstrate independent thinking and be able to independently design and conduct original research.

Required Qualification: Ph.D. from a reputed Institute or University in India or abroad, specializing in data science and artificial intelligence (defined broadly). Publications in peer-reviewed journals are preferred. Candidates who have defended their dissertation are eligible to apply. Candidates need to submit proof of defence at the time of application, and the Ph.D. degree certificate at the time of joining the institute. In exceptional circumstances, candidates who have not defended their dissertation are also eligible to apply under the condition that they will defend their thesis within six months of joining the institute.

Remuneration: Around INR 75,000/- to 85,000/- per month. The compensation can be increased for exceptional candidates. They are eligible for office space and desktop computer. However, the institute would not provide accommodation.

Application: This is a rolling position. Candidates meeting the above criteria may send their applications to cdsa@iima.ac.in containing the following materials: 1) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, 2) a detailed CV, 3) a detailed post-doctoral research proposal containing a research plan for at least 1 year, 4) a synopsis of the Ph.D. dissertation (two pages max), and 5) two references. If required, the centre may reach out directly to your references requesting for reference letters.

The subject line of the application email should read “Application for the position of PDRA at CDSA”. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a telephone, or Zoom/Skype, or in-person interview. Finalists may be required to present their past and proposed research, online or in-person.

We will only contact candidates shortlisted for interview. We will not send out letters of rejection to other applicants. Emails asking for status updates will not be entertained.

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Research Associate (pre-doctoral)



The Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence seeks applications at the Research Associate level to enhance its strengths in research and education. The successful candidate will work on topics related to Data Science and AI. The position is contractual, initially for a 6-month period, followed by annual renewal of contract based on performance and project requirements.

Job Description: The research associate is expected to support cutting-edge research on topics/themes that are aligned with the centre’s vision, for instance, operations research and optimization, statistics, machine learning, graph theory and networks, with applications in the areas of finance, operations, marketing, economics, etc. Along with research support the research associate is expected to help with certain administrative responsibilities at the centre.

Required Technical Skills:
(a) Understanding of Business Analytics, Data Science, Visualization, Big Data etc.
(b) Basic knowledge of useful programming and spreadsheet tools such as R, Python, SPSS, etc.
(c) An analytical mind-set who enjoy helping participants solving problems and turning data into useful actionable information.

Key Responsibilities:
(a) The candidate is expected to provide support to centre faculty and post-doctoral fellows in conducting research in the area of Data Science and AI.
(b) Provide academic and administrative support (including holding of tutorial sessions, if required) during workshops and conferences.
(c) Developing analytical tools and techniques that can be applied on a variety of business applications. The output is expected in terms of research publications.
(d) Problem-solving aptitude – identifies/defines problems, seeks root causes, develops and implements various solution strategies.
(e) Help the faculty develop new course materials, assignments and case studies that may be required for the programme.

Required Qualification: A first class Masters degree in Statistics/ Operations Research/ Economics (with specialisation in Econometrics)/ Computer Science / Mathematics or a closely related subject preceded by a first class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject. The Masters requirement can be waived-off for exceptional candidates.

Remuneration: Around INR 30,000/- to 40,000/- per month. The compensation can be increased for exceptional candidates.

Application: This is a rolling position. Candidates meeting the above criteria may send their applications to cdsa@iima.ac.in containing the following materials: 1) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, 2) a detailed CV, 3) one reference. If required, the centre may reach out directly to your reference(s) requesting for reference letters.

The subject line of the application email should read “Application for the position of RA at CDSA”. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a telephone, or Zoom/Skype, or in-person interview.

We will only contact candidates shortlisted for interview. We will not send out letters of rejection to other applicants. Emails asking for status updates will not be entertained.

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