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The Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD) seeks to recruit outstanding Research Associates (RAs) to assist with qualitative field research and data collection on main parties’ candidates in the following states: Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand/Chhattisgarh and West Bengal.

We are looking for people with skills, enthusiasm, maturity and strong work ethics to perform field collection of caste and political family affiliation data of main parties candidates in the coming elections, and of current and past members of elected assemblies. These positions are for four months (February 2019 to May 2019) with the possibility of extension through the summer. The RAs will be based at Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana but will spend most of their time on the field. These positions require fluency in the regional language of the state the candidates apply for, and require prior field research experience. TCPD can provide training on qualitative research methods (data collection, access to public data, interview techniques) but we would prefer if the candidate already possessed those skills.

Interested candidates can e-mail a CV and 1-page letter of interest at before December 15, 2018. The subject should be: Application for RA fieldwork in 2019