Senior Research Associates for Urban Mobility, Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility Programme | Centre for Science and Environment

Senior Research Associates for Urban Mobility, Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility Programme

CSE is looking for bright, young candidates with a passion for working in sustainable mobility and a drive to bring a change in the ways in which society consumes resources and harms the environment in order to meets its everyday travel needs.

Candidates are expected to have a knack for critical thinking and be self-organized about their work. 

The selected candidates will be part of CSE’s team on “Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility Programme” that aims to improve air quality in cities through improvements in various contributing agents including transport systems, along with providing co-benefits linked to carbon savings, equity and safety. 

Work Profile

  • Conduct studies relating to various aspects of clean and low carbon mobility

  • Conduct in-depth studies on public transport systems

  • Prepare policy papers and briefs pertaining to emerging issues in sustainable mobility

  • Coordinate logistics of stakeholder meetings and other activities organized by the team

  • Contribute to CSE’s Down to Earth magazine through articles and blogs pertaining to CSE’s work on sustainable mobility



  • Sound understanding of sustainable mobility practices

  • Basic to advanced understanding of various aspects of transport planning and management, including travel demand modelling, parking, non-motorized transport, public transport systems, land use and transport integration and transit oriented development

  • Software proficiency - MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Language proficiency - English (speaking, reading and writing) and Hindi (reading and speaking). Ability to fluently converse in Hindi is critical.

  • Ability to travel frequently if required


  • Basic to sound understanding of design/ planning/ operations and management of public transport systems

  • Basic to sound understanding of environmental aspects of transportation, including emission modelling

  • Software proficiency – GIS, Adobe Photoshop / InDesign

Qualifications and Experience

Given details below are flexible if the candidate is able to demonstrate a deep interest and capability in working on issues of sustainable mobility.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning/ Civil Engineering / Economics or any other related subject. Candidates with a background in Economics will be given preference. 


  • Master’s degree in Transport Planning or related subject

  • Experience (1 to 3 years) in non-profit / consulting / academia / public sector in the field of urban mobility. Candidates with lesser experience may be considered for the position of Research Associate.

Application Process

Interested applicants are requested to send a Cover Letter explaining their motivations to work in sustainable mobility, backed up by demonstrable experience by way of work, internship or research which should be mentioned in the Cover Letter. Those without any demonstrable experience of engaging with the subject of urban mobility will need to provide compelling reasons explaining their motivation to apply for this position. A copy of the updated CV (maximum 2 pages) should be attached with the Cover Letter. 

To apply for the above position, please visit and choose ‘SRA-Urban Mobility’. Please submit your application latest by 30 June, 2017,

Or post your application to: 

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta
Executive Director- Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 011-29955124/5125; Fax: 29955879

NB: Only short listed candidates will be informed


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