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Call for Applications: Research Fellows (Law)

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Research Fellows (Law)

Position: National Law University, Delhi (‘University’) is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, three full-time RESEARCH FELLOWS (LAW) for the CENTRE FOR INNOVATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPETITION (CIIPC), at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi.

About the Centre: CIIPC was established in the year 2015 with the objective of contributing to academic and policy oriented dialogues in the areas of innovation, IP, and competition. The Centre is currently engaged in various research projects and more details of the projects can be accessed at www.ciipc.org. The centre has also hosted many events as part of its diverse dissemination activities and many events are also scheduled for the year 2018. Please see our www.ciipc.org.

Responsibilities of the Research Fellow: The research fellow will assist the Centre in conducting high-quality research primarily as part of one of the three projects mentioned below –

  1. Regulation of Digital Markets in the Context of Big Data, AI, and IoT
  2. Open Access Textbook on Intellectual Property Law
  3. Open Access Textbook on Competition Law

As part of the assigned research project, the Research Fellow is expected to engage in diverse research activities including field work, data collection, data analysis, report drafting, etc. Research fellows are also expected to supervise the work of the student researchers/ interns associated with the centre and/or assist principal investigators in conducting research.  Research fellows are also expected to assist in conducting the overall activities of the centre in terms of events and institutional building activities of the centre.

Qualifications: Candidates holding graduate (LL.B.) or post-graduate degree in law (LL.M.), with demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary research, are encouraged to apply. Candidates must show demonstrable research interest in the relevant areas of at least one of the projects mentioned above. Candidates with experience in both competition law and intellectual property law may be given preference.

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be in the range of Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 60,000 per month.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit their applications by email to [email protected] with a cc to [email protected]. The email should have the following documents, along with an appropriate covering letter:

  • CV
  • Writing sample (published/ unpublished)
  • Contact details of two referees·
  • a statement of purpose (SoP), explaining your interest in working with CIIPC (Max. 800 words). The SoP should clearly indicate the preferred project (if your profile is suitable for more than one project, please indicate the preferred projects in the order of preference) and how your educational/ work experiences can add value for that project.

The subject of the e-mail should be “CIIPC- Application for Research Fellow (Law)”. The covering letter must mention (Attn: Co-Directors, CIIPC).

The University reserves the right to conduct interviews to fill this position. The University will be unable to cover the costs for attending the interview. But the University is open about exploring the possibilities of a video interview.

Deadline: Applications must reach us no later than 10th June 2018.

NOTE 1: National Law University, Delhi is an equal opportunity workplace.
NOTE 2: Graduates from NLU, Delhi and other research fellows working at NLU, Delhi, are also requested to apply only as per the above mentioned procedure.