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Research Positions for Regulatory Governance Project | Call for Applications

October 7, 2020

The Regulatory Governance Project

To develop a cross-cutting view on regulatory governance, NLSIU is initiating a two-year project on Regulatory Governance supported by Omidyar Network India, to understand how regulators monitor, supervise and penalise regulated entities.
The project aims to ‘restock the regulatory toolkit’ for India by identifying the legal structures and norms of regulatory authorities and their parent bodies that best serve to create autonomous and accountable institutions. This understanding is intended to assist policymakers and regulators in shaping targeted improvements in regulatory frameworks and practices, and update them armed with an understanding of the potential for new technologies in the twenty-first century.


All roles are full-time based out of the NLSIU campus in Bangalore. Due to COVID related restrictions, engagement may begin on a remote basis.

Team Lead

Role Description:
The Team Lead will be a Research Fellow/Senior Fellow at NLSIU responsible for –

  • Developing and implementing the research agenda for the Regulatory Governance project.
  • Leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers.
  • Leveraging new and existing advisory networks and partnerships across academic institutions, research organisations and government.
  • Participating in, and organising platforms for discussion of issues related to the research.
  • Leading the dissemination of research findings and policy-relevant insights.

Who can apply?

  • A degree in law, and either a Masters degree or extensive professional experience
  • 6+ years of post-qualification academic or professional experience
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with contemporary law and policy issues, along with a demonstrable expertise in regulatory governance.
  • Experience in designing and executing research projects.
  • Applicants with experience leading teams will be preferred.

Research Fellows – Law/Economics

Role Description:

  • Inform and implement the research agenda for the regulatory governance project.
  • Conduct original, empirical research on identified issues
  • Coordinate collaboration and dissemination activities,

Who can apply?

  • At least a degree in law or a Masters degree in economics.
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • 4+ years of post-qualification academic or professional experience.
  • Familiarity with contemporary policy issues, along with a demonstrable interest in regulatory governance.
  • Applicants with experience in empirical work will be preferred.

How to Apply?

Write to with the subject heading “Application for [Role] in the Regulatory Governance project” with –

  • Your CV
  • A published writing sample or extract on an issue of law, economics or public policy (not more than 2000 words)
  • A short statement of purpose (not more than 500 words)

Deadline for applications is 23rd October, 2020.