Research Fellow

Job No: GEORGE749
Location: Delhi

Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

  • Full time Position
  • Based in Delhi
  • Fixed Term – One Year

We have an opportunity for your career to make a difference!  We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join our organization.

 How to apply:
Interested candidates should send their resume with full contact details, current and expected CTC/salary. Clearly mentioning the job title "Research Fellow" in the subject line to by the 28 May 2024.


Context and Role 

Anemia is a serious public health issue in India with one of the highest prevalence among women of reproductive age (WRA) globally. Despite the targeted and concerted effort, anemia prevalence has shown an increasing trend over the past decade. Anemia control programs have traditionally targeted pregnant women through nutritional interventions, whereas non-pregnant women and young girls out of school with equally high prevalence of anemia are left behind. To our knowledge, there is a need for comprehensive research to understand underlying causes of anemia in different population groups and not just its burden and generate empirical evidence to inform intervention and implementation strategies for improving women’s health.


Tripura, one among the Northeastern states of India, has the highest prevalence of WRA in the region (67.2%). To address this issue in WRA a multi-sectoral intervention at health system and community level will be implemented by assessing the contextual factors affecting anemia in different population groups. We expect that the study findings will provide evidence-based methods to reduce anemia and the knowledge generated can be utilized to achieve Anemia Mukt Bharat and WHO Sustainable Development Goals.


The Research Fellow will lead implementation and management of research project including supervising field team, data collection and management. S/he will also lead data analysis and prepare reports and presentations for research projects independently.


Reporting Relationships

Directly reporting to Senior Research Fellow – Women’s Health.


 Duties and Key Responsibilities

The Research Fellow would be expected to:

  • Lead implementation and management of research project including supervising field team, data collection and management. Should be able to work on most tasks without guidance.
  • Lead data analysis, writing report and manuscript.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for research projects independently.
  • Liaison with stakeholders within and outside the state to achieve results for the function.
  • Lead team meetings and activities related to the projects.
  • Contribute to the development of new plans, models, standards, etc for the project.
  • Apply knowledge to commonly encountered problems.
  • Participate in developing applications for competitive funding under guidance.
  • Refer to manager when problem is outside scope of understanding.
  • The Research Fellow should also contribute to Women’s health program India’s activities.


As a Team Member:

  • Participate in team meetings and activities relating Global Women’s Health Program, India, and institution as a whole.
  • Participate in special projects to improve processes, tools, systems and organisation;
  • Take responsibility for personal learning and development and for setting achievable and meaningful work objectives and managing personal targets, meeting obligations of the Institute’s Performance Management and Development Policy.
  • Demonstrate commitment to GI’s values, including performing to an exceptionally high ethical standard and focus on integrity, collaboration and teamwork in all efforts. 

Work, Health and Safety

  • Comply with GI’s Work Health and Safety Policy and related procedures, and similar policies which apply when visiting the premises of affiliates and collaborating sites.
  • Promote and contribute to a safe, secure environment for staff and visitors.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Post graduate degree in public health.
  • At least 5 -6 years of work experience in public health.
  • Experience in the development and management of health research projects and program.
  • Able to work on most tasks without guidance. Excellent interpersonal skills and work well flexibly, i.e. independently and engaging with research teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and proven strategic thinking.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, with ability to influence others to achieve common goals.
  • Excellent team-work skills, with demonstrated ability to collaborate in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and to be adaptable to changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments.
  • Ability to prepare reports and presentations for research for research projects independently.
  • Strong focus on producing the highest quality of work and on ensuring optimum accuracy of outputs.
  • Well organised and efficient, with the capacity to work under pressure.
  • Competent in the use of statistical software such as STATA, R, or other programing language and/or qualitative software such as NVivo.


  • Has publication record (at least 4 or 5) with substantial number as first author.

For more details, please see the Position Description for this role.

The George Institute India

The George Institute, a wholly owned legal not-for-profit Indian research institute, has been conducting research related activities in India since 2002. The George Institute India’s mission mirrors that of the parent organization, namely the discovery and implementation of solutions to chronic and disabling health problems through research, policy development and capacity building.

A number of large-scale projects in population, health systems and clinical research, funded by a diverse group of sponsors, both public and private, are conducted in India. The George Institute India comprises two distinct operating groups: Research and Development, and Infrastructure and Resources. It has two separate offices - in Hyderabad and New Delhi, where the research staff and senior management are based. 

About the George Institute

We are a medical and health research institute affiliated with leading universities aiming to challenge the status quo in health care. With 700+ people around the world, and projects in over 40 countries, our Strategy 2025 is all about impact – specifically, the impact of The George Institute’s activities on the health of millions of people, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances around the world.

Our strategy focuses on three key research priorities:

  • Better Treatments: finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
  • Better Care: transforming primary health care to support better health for more people
  • Healthier Societies: harnessing the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health

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