MP-IDSA Invites applications for the Position of Research Assistant - Project on Cybersecurity
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    Job Title

    Research Assistant

    Title of the Project

    Project on Cyber security and Information

    Duration of the Project

    One Year

    Purpose of Project

    Provide research  assistance for a project examining Global, Regional and Domestic challenges to Information an Cyber Security

    Key Areas of Project

    The focal area of the project shall inter-alia include:
    • International and Regional Responses to issues in Cyber and Information security 
    • Information security as a national security challenge
    • Securing Critical Cyber and Information Infrastructure 
    • Adapting to Warfare in the Info Age
    • Optimising Public-Private Partnership in Cyber and Information security

    Job Family


    No. of Positions


    Salary and Other Emoluments

    A fixed remuneration of Rs. 50,000/- per month (all inclusive)



    Contract Period

    For fixed term of one year from the date of joining the Institute and this will not confer any right of permanence. May be extendable by another year.

    Age Limit

    Below 35 years

    Educational Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree with first class in computer sciences/information technology 
    • Master’s Degree with first class in international relations or strategic affairs.
    • Candidates with BE/ B.Tech. in computer sciences/information technology electronics would also be considered.
    • Preference shall be given to candidates who have undertaken research on cybersecurity

    Professional Experience

    Research experience in cyber security and information in relation to international peace and security

    Job Description* The job profile, inter-alia, includes:
    • Monitoring the official statements, briefings, documents etc. on foreign and security policies related to cyber and information security
    • Data collection from Primary and Secondary sources
    • Providing research support for the Project which shall include data mining from various sources, collating perspectives of various countries, organisations, private sector, civil society etc. on issues in cyber and information security
    • Providing administrative support for organising round tables, workshops, seminars, conferences, meetings under the aegis of the Project, getting in touch over telephone and email with invitees (chairs, discussants, participants) under the supervision of the Centre Coordinator, coordinating with the conference cell to arrange transport, refreshments, lunch etc.
    • Writing event reports of seminars, round tables, seminars, workshops, etc. held at the Institute under the Project

    Desired Skill-Set

    • Keen interest in cybersecurity along with hands-on knowledge/background in cyberspace related skill-sets such as software languages, networking, internet governance related issues
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to attend to detail
    • Work under strict deadlines
    • Flair for team work

    Documents Required

    • Covering Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Two letters of references (at least one of them from an academic supervisor)
    • Two writing samples

    Mode of Application

    • Interested candidates may send in their documents by e-mail with the subject titled as “Application for the Position of Research Assistant- Cybersecurity Project , IDSA” to the HR Cell at
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    • Alternatively, hard copy of the application with the envelope clearly titled as “Application for the Position of Research Assistant- Cybersecurity Project, IDSA” can also be sent to:
    HR Cell
    Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), 1, Development Enclave, Rao Tula Ram Marg, Delhi Cantt., New Delhi-110010

    Last Date of Application

    30 September 2021  by 5:00 PM

    General Information

    • Short listed candidates will be invited to attend interviews at Delhi latest by first/second week of October 2021 for one day.
    • Outstation candidates will be paid to and fro AC- III tier rail fare, on production of tickets, by the shortest route
    • The selected candidates will be expected to join as per the date on the offer letter.
    • The Institute reserves the right to fill or not to fill the advertised position
    • Prescribed government rules regarding reservation will be followed in filling these posts
    • The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for interview to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement and other academic achievements
    • In case a candidate joins the Institute accepting the Terms and Conditions contained herein, she/he will be required to give an undertaking in writing that she/he will not apply for any appointment or course, part-time or full-time, without obtaining the written permission from the competent authority of the Institute. Also, while in service of the Institute, she/he will not engage in any trade or business or undertake any other full-time or part- time appointment
    • The selected candidate shall be subjected to other rules and regulations as applicable to IDSA Scholars and Staff

    * The job duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature of the role. The duties and responsibilities and the balance between the elements in the role may change or vary over time depending on the specific needs of the Institute at a specific point in time or due to changing needs of the Centre.  Candidates should note that there may not be an immediate requirement to carry out all the activities listed.

    * Since the number of opening is limited, the Institute shall not be in a position to reply to all individual enquiries. Candidates are requested to refrain from enquiring about progress of their application. Only selected candidates will be informed.

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