EPIC India University of Chicago Trust
Technical Lead (Air Pollution)
Technology Associate, Technical Assistant,
Application Email : uchicago.epicindia@gmail.com


Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 08 2021


Vacancy Announcement - Technical Lead (Air Pollution)

Location – Delhi

Start Date – July 2021

EPIC India seeks a suitable candidate as the Technical Lead (Air Pollution) for an anticipated project to support the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) in mitigating Delhi's Air Pollution. The Technical Lead would be a vital member of the core Program Management Unit (PMU) providing technical support on identified work streams, policy support to government officials, codesigning new research ideas, and facilitating expert consultations and technical dialogues.

Our Mission:

India faces the dual challenge of rapidly improving living standards—through sustained economic growth & expanded access to reliable and affordable energy—while simultaneously reducing pollution for a cleaner and healthier environment. EPIC India works hand-in-hand with the government & industry partners to identify innovative ideas, pilot them on the ground, & rigorously measure outcomes.


EPIC India Research & Partnership Management - The Technical Lead will work as part of the core team housed at the GNCTD and report to the Executive Director of EPIC India.

The key responsibilities are:

• To provide both technical leadership as well as project management support to the Unit, liaise with key stakeholders and provide inputs to the relevant workstreams of the unit.
• To coordinate with experts on the real-time source apportionment studies of air pollutants and other key air pollution mitigation efforts initiated by the GNCTD and ensure their success by:

- Ensuring project adherence to general research design, sample selection, data
management, and general research protocols, and overall project management timelines
- Leading overall designing, supervision, and management of surveys/data collection,
including assessing field staff, facilitating contract negotiations, overseeing survey piloting.
- Conducting complex data analysis and ensuring data security transmission from data
collection firms to the research team

• To work with technical experts/scientists and help co-develop a 'Clean Air Plan' for Delhi.
• To represent the PMU at technical forums, policy briefings, and events
• To synthesize evidence from GNCTD project streams to identify opportunities for new and innovate applied research opportunities with direct potential to improve Delhi’s air quality.
• A Master's or PhD degree in environmental science/engineering, environmental economics, public health, or public policy. Knowledge of modern impact evaluation techniques and background in econometrics, statistics, and/or survey data collection strongly preferred.
• At least 7 years of full-time professional experience (min 2 years for post doc candidates) in development consulting, think tank, research groups, or government
• Demonstrated knowledge of managing large scale air pollution mitigation projects in implementation or research settings is strongly preferred.
• An experience working with government officials in India is preferred.
• Ability to articulate scientific/technical matters to a non-expert audience.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, both in English and Hindi, are required.

To Apply:

EPIC India offers competitive salaries. Candidates will be interviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Please send your resume along with a cover letter to uchicago.epicindia@gmail.com latest by 8th July 2021, highlighting "Technical Lead – Air Pollution" in the subject line.
Job Email id: uchicago.epicindia@gmail.com