Researcher / Assistant Researcher

We are looking for a Researcher who will be responsible for research projects at the Kerala Museum, beginning January 2022.

The Research Lead is a full-time position on a 6 month contract, (extendable if required), based in the Kerala Museum in Kochi. The Research Lead will be responsible for maintaining and expanding the research resources of the Museum. They will work with the Programme Co-ordinator to implement projects at the Museum.

  • To undertake and lead research programmes and collate primary and secondary source material acquired at the Museum

  • To organise, catalogue and annotate research material

  • To coordinate outsourced research programmes

  • To assist with research, planning, and curation of exhibits and publications

  • To contribute ideas and work collaboratively with other departments to ensure successful implementation of the projects

  • 3-4 yrs exp as researcher in social sciences or humanities with proven experience of reading, understanding, and editing research data
  • A Post Graduate Degree in humanities or social sciences is a minimum requirement

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace

  • Familiarity with the history of Kerala

  • Ability to articulate ideas and write them for museum audiences

  • Ability to draw attention to multiple aspects of a topic from diverse sources for general audiences

  • Experience studying & working both in Kerala and outside

  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and a dynamic self motivated and responsible working style

Full time position based in Kochi and may require some travel

Application should include:

Covering Letter

Resume with 1 professional reference

Sample of research writing + any other work in your portfolio

Send your completed application to

As this is an on-going requirement, you are encouraged to apply stating your available dates to work on projects.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews online or in-person and should anticipate beginning work two weeks after their interview.

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