Fellow (Economics)

Vacancy – Fellow (Economics)

CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) invites application from suitable candidates for a position of Fellow (Economics).
The position expects to help the CIRC team further the mandate of the Institute to provide research-based capacity building solutions in the areas of Competition Policy and Law and Economic Regulation. The Institute promotes understanding and learning in the interface between law and economics.
Fellow (Economics) will lead the team in research studies, conducting fieldwork and designing, developing and executing innovative training/academic programs and conferences in niche areas including regulation, competition law, procurement and intellectual property.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates holding a Ph.D. or post-graduate degree in Economics, with demonstrable experience in public policy and/or competition law for minimum five years are encouraged to apply.

Job Profile and Responsibilities

Fellow (Economics) at CIRC is expected to:

  • Lead a team in conducting research (desk and field research) and other related activities to effectively deliver customized research and capacity building solutions to CIRC clients
  • Supervising team during fieldwork for engaging with stakeholders, data collection and analysis, etc.
  • Writing and ensuring high quality research publications from the team including course modules, research reports, briefing papers, monographs, articles, etc.
  • Overall responsibility of developing and delivery of courses in the core areas
  • Leading in organising research events and conferences; preparing outreach material for social media and print media
  • Organise/attend events/workshops
  • Liasioning with regulators and industry for research projects as well as capacity building events and training programmes
  • Implementation of specific activities as assigned from time to time in the course of discharge of duties
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English with excellent communication skills, and working knowledge of computer applications are essential. Familiarity with software like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint & Excel etc.


CIRC recognises that the right candidate will have a significant impact on the success of the organisation and is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package for the not for profit sector, commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is INR 50,000 – 75,000 per month.


The position is based in New Delhi. Travelling around India with potential for international travelling related to projects and conferences is expected.

To apply

Eligible candidates should send their email to hr@circ.in

documents, along with an appropriate covering letter:

a. CV

b. Writing samples (published/unpublished)

c. Expression of interest in joining CIRC (max. 500 words)

d. Contact details of two referees (email & mobile number)

Please mention the position you are applying in subject line of email. Women candidates are encouraged to apply, as CIRC believes in equal opportunities. Given the large volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants and our responses are limited to those who are shortlisted.

CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition

Second Floor, Flat No. 5,

House No. 658, Khasra No. 258,

Lane No. 4, Westend Marg, Saidulajab,

New Delhi-110 030, India

Ph: +91.11.46170236

Email: circ@circ.in