Research Associates - Biodiversity and Food Programme

Number of positions: 02

Location: New Delhi

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for, and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.

The Biodiversity and Food Unit of CSE is looking for candidates to follow international negotiations on biodiversity; research and report on key issues of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use; and promote the linkages between biodiversity, food and livelihood.

 Job profile:

The candidate is expected to support policy research, advocacy, communication and capacity building around the programme. The job will entail research and writing for policy papers; communicating through articles in CSE’s magazine Down To Earth; and interacting with stakeholders such as policy makers, regulators, media, industry, civil society organizations, and communities in rural areas. The candidate should be open to travel within and outside India.

The candidate should have strong research and analytical skills along with a flair for writing both technical reports and articles. Willingness to crunch numbers and unpackage complex science, developing issues and concepts promptly is a must. The candidate should be hard working, self-motivated and disciplined.

Qualification and Experience:

The candidate should have two to four years of relevant work experience. Experience in the non-profit sector is not a prerequisite. Candidates with masters in environmental science / sustainable development / conservation biology / ecological sciences / international law / home science/ nutrition / food technology/ food systems / indigenous foods / rural development/ agriculture; and related subjects may apply.

CSE pays a competitive salary that will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Application Procedure:

To apply for this position, please visit and choose “RA- Biodiversity”. Please fill in your details in the application form, along with a suitability note, and submit the same latest by May 20th, 2024.

Or Post it to:

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta
Executive Director- Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 29956394/6339/5124 Fax: 29955879

P.S - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.