Senior Research Analyst/Engineer (3-6 Years)

Role Overview

For this role, we seek candidates with experience in the transportation domain who are willing to lead projects and exhibit strong interest in policy research.




·Develop overall research objectives and novel study directions with policy research at the core.


·Conduct literature review, understand the research challenges associated with the project and subject area, and develop a suitable research strategy.


·Interpret data, analyse results using statistical techniques, and draft reports.


·Be updated with current knowledge and recent advances in the transportation field/discipline.



Qualifications & Experience


· Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning/Engineering, or a related field.


· 3-6 years of work experience in transportation modelling, sustainable urban-mobility planning, and transportation planning.



Skill Set




· Experience in conducting surveys and the related data processing methods

· Relevant hands-on experience in ArcGIS /QGIS  

· Excellent communication skills, and ability to communicate complex information, theory, and concepts clearly and concisely





· Exposure to the electric mobility field will be an added advantage

· Strong knowledge of travel behaviour modelling with experience in formulating advanced discrete choice models.

· Strong analytical skills and experience in using statistical packages for analysing large data sets.





Bengaluru or Noida



How to apply


Please send an email to with the subject "Application: Senior Research Analyst/Engineer - Materials and Strategic Studies” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

Research Engineer – Air-Quality Modelling (2+ Years)

Role Overview

The Researcher Engineer will work on the WRF-CAMx modelling system to derive the pollutant concentrations at regional scale and will be involved in the development of reduced form models for air-quality forecasting. She/he should have an expertise in high-resolution numerical modelling related to air quality, atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology at regional scale, and must be experienced in WRF-ARW and CAMx or comparable modelling systems in high-performance computing platforms.





· Simulate dispersion of air pollutants at regional scale with the help of chemical transport models in high performance computing (HPC) cluster platform. 


· Collect and analyse different types of data sets (air quality monitoring, re-analysis, satellite products, model simulation etc.).


· Assist in developing emission models and handling big-data analytical tools.


· Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, training programmes for a comprehensive understanding of air-pollution risks.


· Assist the team in multi-disciplinary projects, proposal writing, report writing, and project development.          






· Master’s degree or PhD in a discipline related to air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, environmental science or the like.


· Sound understanding of different aspects of air pollution. 






· Minimum two years’ research experience in WRF and/or any chemical transport model. 




Skill Set


· Experience in understanding/modifying/bug-fixing complex model codes.


· Hands-on experience in weather modelling (WRF model) and air-quality modelling at regional scale in high-performance computing (HPC) cluster platform.


· Strong research skills with good written and oral communication skills.


· Ability to work within a Linux/Unix environment.


· Knowledge and hands-on experience in programming languages and data-analysis tools like FORTRAN, Python, R, or other high-level programming languages.


· Ability to handle huge volumes of datasets (NetCDF, GRIB, ASCII etc.).


· Experience in working with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)









How to apply


Please send an email to with the subject "Application: Research Engineer – Air-Quality Modelling” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

Lead – Climate Change Adaptation & Risk Analysis (10-15 Years)

Role Overview

The climate change adaptation and risk analysis lead would provide strategic direction, design programme goals, direct research, and assist in policy engagement and public outreach.





CSTEP is engaged in research on climate modelling, vulnerability and risk analysis, developing framework for mainstreaming climate and quantifying climate benefits.


The focus-area-specific responsibilities for this role are as follows:


· Guide the team for research on climate modelling, vulnerability and risk analysis.


· Explore the interlinkages between developmental programmes and adaptation.


· Explore sectoral adaptation needs and strategies for India.


· Evaluate and explore climate adaptation finance.


· Evaluate policy options to pursue climate adaptation.



Other primary responsibilities include:


· Designing the programme strategy, and developing project proposals.


· Providing thought leadership to the team.


· Leading project teams – including design of work plans, guiding research, and ensuring work and report quality.


· Driving the impact of research by engaging with policymakers and stakeholders, and advocating research findings.


· Playing an active role in outreach by writing in mass media, disseminating research to stakeholders, engaging in capacity building, representing CSTEP in various forums (conferences, workshops, etc.), and building awareness about climate risks and support for adaptation among the wider public.





A Ph.D. or a Master's degree in Environmental Science/Climate Policy/Climate Science, or a related field.





· 10-15 years of work experience.


· Sound understanding of climate modelling, climate vulnerability, risk and adaptation.


· Demonstrated record of lucid analysis and writing.


· Experience of drafting reports, policy briefs, and journal articles.




Skill Set


Mandatory Skills


· Rigour in research, with a focus on policy ideas and impact.


· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


· Ability to manage multiple projects, and work under tight deadlines.


· Strong work ethic, timeliness, and discipline.


· Ability to mentor and motivate a large team of able researchers.


· Skilled in project coordination and engagement with governments, NGOs, and academicians.



Preferred Skills


· Sound knowledge of IPCC climate vulnerability/risk assessment framework and mainstreaming frameworks.


· Knowledge of current policies and teams working in the adaptation space. 


· Publications in reputed journals.



The selected candidate will be paid a salary as per CSTEP’s norms, commensurate with the demonstrated skills and experience.





Bengaluru or Noida



How to apply


Please send an email to with the subject "Application: Lead – Climate Change Adaptation & Risk Analysis” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

Research Engineer – Hydrogen Studies (1-3 Years)

Role Overview

The Research Engineer will be involved in modelling and analysis of hydrogen application in Industries through process simulation. He/she will also be required to analyse plant-specific data and understand the process/sub-process-level data for better adoption of Hydrogen – both as a fuel and a feed.




- Conduct literature survey and collect data (desktop research) on cement and steel production process routes and global developments in hydrogen application (academic journals)


- Replicate current models through process/sub-process level understanding


- Undertake policy research in hydrogen economy-oriented research


- Document and publish research findings in detailed reports, journals, and opinion pieces





BE in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering or MS/ME/MTech in Sustainable Energy Technologies/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering/Industrial Engineering





- BE with 2 to 3 years of experience in plant-operation or exposure to simulation studies in similar sectors.


- MS/ME/MTech with 1 to 2 years of experience.


- Freshers with internship experience in relevant field.




Skill Set


- Ability to understand thermodynamic process level models and simulation for possible refinements.


- Hands-on experience in industrial process simulation software, or detailed thermodynamic modelling of processes using MATLAB, ASPEN plus, etc.


- Sound understanding of thermal energy needs and fuel specificity for fuel switching options in plant processes.


- Sound understanding of operational aspects and processes of cement, and iron and steel plants.


- Good programming skills to model and execute industrial processes.


- Knowledge of Python programming  and ability to handle large data sets would be a definite plus.


- Willingness to travel frequently for discussions with stakeholders, and data collection from plant managers, if required.


- Good communication skills with adequate ability to prepare reports, and contribute to journal articles and opinion pieces.








How to apply


Please send an email to with the subject "Application: Research Engineer – Hydrogen Studies” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

Research Engineer – Grid Planning Team (1-3 Years)

Role Overview

The Research Engineer will be involved in modelling and executing studies in production-cost-analysis software.




· Model and execute studies in production-cost-analysis software

· Undertake policy research in the power sector.

· Document and publish the research findings in detailed reports, journals and conferences, op-eds, newsletters



BE in Electrical Engineering/Electrical & Electronics Engineering or MS/ME/M.Tech in Electrical Engineering/Energy & Power Systems.



· Bachelor of Engineering with 2 to 3 years of experience

· Master of Engineering with 1 to 2 years of experience


Skill Set

· Hands-on experience in power system production, cost simulation studies, or tools like PLEXOS, MAPS, etc.

· Sound understanding of generation capacity expansion requirements.

· Sound understanding of operational aspects of power generation and transmission.

· Good programming skills to model and execute power system studies.

· Experience in power system production cost simulation studies

· Sound understanding of power system operations.

· Knowledge of Python programming would be a plus.

· Willingness to travel frequently to collect necessary data, discuss study findings, and train the utility officials.

· Good communication skills with an ability to prepare detailed reports, and contribute to journal articles, op-eds, etc.





How to apply

Please send an email to with the subject "Application: Research Engineer – Grid Planning Team” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.



CSTEP works in critical areas such as environment, energy and strategic materials to enable sustainable growth. We are also involved in cutting-edge research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence for social good and computational tools and modelling to provide solutions for complex developmental issues in India.