Research Assistant vacancy at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

Applications for Research Assistant for Project Pluralist Agreement and Constitutional Transformation (PACT) Project at National Law School of India University Bengaluru

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The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) invites applications for the position of Research Assistant under the project ‘Pluralist Agreement and Constitutional Transformation (PACT).’ This is a full-time role, based out of the NLSIU campus in Bangalore involving field and desk research. This role will report to the Project Co-Investigator.

The National Law School of India University is participating in a research project titled ‘Pluralist Agreement and Constitutional Transformation’ (PACT). The Co-Investigator for NLSIU is Prof (Dr) Sudhir Krishna swamy. Over the course of the three-year long project, NLSIU’s research team will be engaged in researching and writing academic papers and blog posts; participating and organizing workshops/ training programmes with various stakeholders from the judiciary, academia and civil society; evaluating impact of the PACT project; and participating in a summative conference and policy dialogue.


Essential Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Law/ History/related discipline from a recognized University

Desirable Qualifications

  • Candidates with a PhD and relevant working experience will be preferred
  • Candidates who have experience in undertaking field-research will be preferred
  • Candidates with a background in Constitutional Law/ History

 Essential Experience and Skills

  • 0-3 years of work experience in an academic or professional setting with demonstrable evidence of research and writing ability (sole-authored writing sample will be required).
  • Strong, foundational understanding of the domain studied at the graduate and post-graduate level.
  • Analytical skills, collation skills, communication skills (written and oral), technical skills, time-management skills.
  • Self-driven, collaborative as well as the ability to work independently, attention to detail, data-driven.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Gmail, Google Documents and Google Sheets Desirable Experience and Skills
  • Detail oriented project management of academic and research projects
  • Organization of academic workshops and events


The PACT project is supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK. Partner institutions are SOAS University of London, University of Oxford, University of York and the Centre for Law and Policy Research.

Role – Research Assistant

The research assistant will work on the project under the supervision of the Co-Investigator. The project involves desk, as well as field research.


Assist the Project Co-Investigator and other team members in conducting literature reviews, curating relevant cases and materials, researching on contemporary themes and writing blog notes, academic papers and research reports.

Conducting field and desk research on identified issues

Preparing for, organizing and conducting workshops and conferences

Preparing progress reports and or managing other reporting needs

Handling administrative responsibilities under the project


General Conditions:

  1. The prescribed essential qualifications/experience indicated are the bare minimum required for the role. Mere possession of these qualifications/experience will not entitle the candidate(s) to be called for an interview.
  1. The qualification prescribed in the table above should have been obtained from recognized Universities/ Institutions.
  2. National Law School of India University is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at institution.
  1. Candidates shall have to produce original documents at the time of interview.
  2. Where the number of applications received in response to this advertisement is large and it may not be convenient or possible for NLSIU to interview all the candidates, NLSIU reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to a reasonable limit.
  3. Candidates serving in Government/ Public Sector Undertakings (including Boards/ Autonomous Bodies) are required to submit their ‘No objection Certificate’ from their current employer at the time of interview, if not submitted earlier.
  4. No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from candidates regarding the conduct or result of interview and reasons for not being called for interview.
  5. Canvassing in any form/bringing in any influence political or otherwise will be treated as a disqualification for the Post
  6. Last date for submission of the application is 11 January, 2023.
  7. The shortlisted candidates will be intimated through email.
  8. NLSIU reserves the right of not filling the post advertised.
  9. If information given in an application is found to be incorrect/false, at any stage, the Candidature is liable

to be cancelled and any appointment made is also liable to be terminated.

  1. The shortlisted candidates will be intimated through email.

Last date for submission of the application is 11 January, 2023

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