Research Associate

  • Location: Pune
  • Project: IMHO

Applications closed.

We are looking for a Research Associate for the Keshav Desiraju India Mental Health Observatory (IMHO).

IMHO is an open-access repository of data and information on mental health laws, policies and services to promote evidence-based policy making and bridge systemic gaps to advance mental health in India.

Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Public Health, Public Policy or allied disciplines  
  • At least 2 years’ work experience in the fields of mental health, public health, law and policy reform, social justice, and other allied fields  
  • Strong research skills in both qualitative and quantitative techniques 
  • Proficiency in written English – academic and policy writing 
  • Prior experience in communication, advocacy, and network building  
  • Proficiency in Hindi (verbal and written) 


  • Conduct research by collecting, collating, and analysing existing data, metrics and information on the mental health system in India 
  • Develop and disseminate research outputs and publications (annual reports, briefs, newsletters, white papers etc.) 
  • Develop and maintain the IMHO website and data platforms 
  • Develop linkages and coordinate with civil society organisations, policymakers and other stakeholders as part of the IMHO’s institutional mechanism for collaborative research 
  • Organise consultations and dissemination events at a national, state and local level 

Application and selection process

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview by 1 September 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  

We invite applicants from historically marginalised and underrepresented communities.

This position has been closed.