About PxD

PxD is a rapidly scaling global non-profit that harnesses the power of technology, data science and behavioral economics to provide targeted information to farmers in developing countries. Providing the right information to the right people, in the right way and at the right time, increases incomes, protects the environment and improves well-being. We are evidence-based: we test our interventions with randomized controlled trials to prove our impact and cost effectiveness, to simultaneously learn from and improve our service, and to demonstrate our value to funders and partners. There are few programmes in international development that are as demonstrably cost effective as ours. We currently work in ten countries in Africa, Asia and South America, and are expanding as more governments and organizations look for innovative ways to use new technologies to empower people across the developing world.

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About the Job Position

  • Title: Senior Research Associate (India)
  • Location and work authorization: India, Ahmedabad, with current and ongoing work authorisation
  • Salary: Competitive 
  • Position: Full-time
  • Posted on: March 28, 2022
  • Application deadline: April 15, 2022: 5pm IST (applications may be reviewed as they are submitted)

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a driven, creative and independent person to join a high-performing flexible team as Senior Research Associate. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a non-hierarchical team,  contribute to PxD’s research programs that test new ideas and measure their impacts.  

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

The Senior Research Associate will be responsible for the following main tasks:

  • Work with PxD Research Managers and affiliated Researchers to develop and implement a wide range of research projects, including randomized controlled trials.
  • Work with and support country teams to ensure that research projects adhere to policies, procedures, and timelines.
  • Manage the execution of research activities on the ground, including surveys and focus group discussions; Assist in managing partner relations and working with external stakeholders for implementation of field operations
  • Conduct literature reviews and other desk research.
  • Develop and update project documentation regularly.
  • Manage, document, and clean project data sets and prepare them for analysis; assist in conducting data analysis.
  • Support in-country research teams in developing and submitting IRB protocols, renewals, and amendments.
  • Work with PxD Research Managers and affiliated Researchers to write research grant proposals, reports and blogs
  • Support PxD institutional knowledge management and internal learning efforts.


  • Demonstrated knowledge in technical/research aspects of economics discipline. Familiarity with randomized evaluations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Stata or R or similar software for data analysis.
  • Experience working on field research in development economics.
  • Understanding of research ethics for human subjects in the social sciences
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Good writing skills, including technical writing skills.
  • Program and project management. 
  • Ability to work under time pressure and solve problems creatively
  • Willingness to travel to project sites and conduct field work across India. 

How to Apply

  • CLICK HERE for the Official Notification.
  • To apply, please visit the PxD website and use the online application form to submit a CV, a covering statement, and brief responses to the screening questions.
  • The job position will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the application deadline of April 15, 2022: 5pm IST.

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