Research consultant (freelance)

By Priya Chetty on November 25, 2016

As the research and analysis arm, we deliver information that helps, scholars and organizations to understand major developments in science, business affairs, geopolitics, finance, IT, governmental policy, and development economics. We are recruiting freelance research analysts to work with a focused, objective-oriented and diverse team. You will help us to support our scholarly research projects, and consulting projects, and deliver research projects with a strong interpretation.


As a research consultant you will be required to:

  • Prepare and deliver research inputs and reports for academic research, client consulting projects, benchmarking, data collection, interpretation, analysis, and presentations.
  • Conduct secondary research, understand, analyze, interpret, and report.
  • Develop and design primary research approaches and methodology.

Areas of specialization

Candidates in the following subjects are invited to apply: Management, Law, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Political affairs, Social sciences, Education, Computer Science, and English Literature.


  1. Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  2. Proficiency with at least one of the statistical applications such as SPSS, STATA or Eviews.
  3. Strong writing skills.
  4. A computer with an internet connection.
  5. Google Hangouts.
  6. Bank account.
  7. A valid PAN card.


  1. At least a post-graduation degree.
  2. At least 6 months’ experience as a research analyst, scholar or fellow.
  3. Needs to be well-versed with at least 1 referencing style (Harvard/ MLA/ APA/ Chicago).

Work hours

You will have flexibility in work hours. However, we do not operate on a delivery-on-deadline basis. All documents are to be sent to Handler before 9 pm IST every day. Sundays and major National holidays are off days.

What do we expect from the test?

  1. You know how to read, organise, test and interpret numerical data.
  2. You have theoretical and applied knowledge of supervised machine learning.
  3. You know about plagiarism and will not commit it.
  4. You are familiar with different citation methods such as Harvard, MLA and APA.
  5. You can conduct independent research in a time frame.
  6. You know how to present a paper.
  7. You know the English language very well.

Proceed to the next step

Priya is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Project Guru, a research and analytics firm based in Gurgaon. She is responsible for the human resource planning and operations functions. Her expertise in analytics has been used in a number of service-based industries like education and financial services.

Her foundational educational is from St. Xaviers High School (Mumbai). She also holds MBA degree in Marketing and Finance from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, Delhi (2008).

Some of the notable projects she has worked on include:

  • Using systems thinking to improve sustainability in operations: A study carried out in Malaysia in partnership with Universiti Kuala Lumpur.
  • Assessing customer satisfaction with in-house doctors of Jiva Ayurveda (a project executed for the company)
  • Predicting the potential impact of green hydrogen microgirds (A project executed for the Government of South Africa)

She is a key contributor to the in-house research platform Knowledge Tank.

She currently holds over 300 citations from her contributions to the platform.

She has also been a guest speaker at various institutes such as JIMS (Delhi), BPIT (Delhi), and SVU (Tirupati).


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