Senior Research Associate - Good Food Programme of Food Safety and Toxins Programme

Food Safety and Toxins Unit of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is looking for an experienced candidate to work on:

  • Promoting good food specially nutrition, livelihood, biodiversity etc.– for the health of humans and the environment. It aims for appropriate policy framework on availability, marketing and promotion of junk food / packaged food, especially those targeted at school children. It also involves working towards promoting good food through government sponsored food procurement policies / programmes in the country.

About CSE
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.\

Job profile:
The candidate is expected to support the policy research, advocacy, communication and capacity building around the programme. The job will entail research and writing for policy papers; communicating through write-ups and articles; and interacting with stakeholders such as policy makers, regulators, media, industry, and civil society organizations. 

The research would include collection, analysis and synthesis of data/information from primary and secondary sources. It would also require coordination with CSE’s pollution monitoring laboratory (PML). Writing for Down To Earth, CSE’s fortnightly magazine, and attending to media queries, would be integral to the communication involved in the job. The advocacy campaign will include participating in and organizing meetings and conferences. The candidate should be open to travel within and outside India. 

Qualification and Experience: 

  • Minimum of four years of relevant work experience. Experience in the non-profit sector is not a prerequisite.
  • Candidates with relevant education/training in science/life sciences will be preferred.
  • Candidates with relevant reporting/writing experience would also be given preference.

Necessary skills and expectations:

  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Writing skills – technical reports and articles
  • Communication and networking skills
  • Hard working, self-motivated and disciplined work ethic

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

Please note that this is not a laboratory-based position. Those with primarily laboratory experience and /or seeking such job need not apply.

To apply for this position, please visit and choose “SRA- Food Safety”. Please fill in your details in the application form, along with a suitability note, and submit the same latest by June 24, 2018.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.