Dear Hiring Manager,
This is to express my interest for the position of Research Analyst at Project Guru. I am confident that my experience with data and research, both on and off-field can provide much value and benefit to your organization. I have decent academic experience and merit in fields like agricultural economics, environmental, Natural resource economics, Development economics, Growth economics and International Trade as well.
I am currently working on my Master’s research thesis, “Analyzing farmer’s preference over different alternatives of paddy straw management in Punjab.” I intend to calculate the cost of cultivation for paddy cultivators including their expenditure on paddy straw management to come up with a policy suggestion that takes into account farmer’s preferences. This research project has endowed me with extensive experience in dealing with primary and large amount of secondary data as well.
I have worked as a research intern at Institute of Economic Growth, where apart from assisting research associates on a daily basis, I worked on an individual research project titled, “India and the G20: An Anatomy of Migration Trends.” The project involved data cleaning and observing migration trends of G20 nations. I also interned at India Infrastructure Finance Corporation Limited, where my primary job was to study the procedures adopted by IIFCL for lending and financing various infrastructure projects and analyze their appraisals.
I am proficient with statistical software like Stata and R, and tools like MS Excel and Powerpoint. I believe my exposure to writing literature reviews, policy briefs and critical reviews along with the econometric projects that I have worked on, makes my candidature pretty solid.
I find immense satisfaction and joy working with a competent team where I can learn and thrive as a professional. Therefore, I request you to please consider me for this position, as I can bring a lot to your organization with my experience and skills.