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Thank you for your interest in the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi!

Embark on a fulfilling career journey at the Institute of Chinese Studies, where your passion for research on China and East Asia can flourish. Join us in exploring new horizons and making a meaningful impact on the understanding of China and East Asia.

Position: Research Assistant

Duration: One year (probation for 3 months), extendable; full-time/regular.

Qualification & Eligibility Criteria:

Those who have completed Masters or are pursuing Ph.D. in any Social Science Discipline and have an interest in China or East Asia.

  • Excellent research, writing, editing and communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Canva, MS Office, Zoom and other technical skills. 
  • Willing to take up administrative responsibilities, with ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines. ​
  • Proficiency in Chinese language is desirable and would be considered as an additional asset. But, it is not compulsory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researching and writing on topics related to China or East Asia.
  • Assisting research faculty on various projects.
  • Organizing events, writing newsletters and mails, handling website.

Consolidated Remuneration:

Consolidated remuneration will be Rs.30,000/- paid per month, subject to income tax deduction, as per rules.​

Application Requirements: 

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • Résumé 
  • A brief proposal (2000 words) on a topic of your interest (must include China or East Asia) 
  • Two writing samples (published or drafts)
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from faculty.


To apply, you may send in your documents (in a single .pdf file) via e-mail to the Honorary Director, ICS at, with a copy to with the subject line: Application for the Position of Research Assistant.

Please submit your applications by 30 September 2023.

Note: Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final.

11 September 2023

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