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ALPN Research Foundation is inviting applications for two (2) Researchers to join the organisation. 

About us

ALPN is India’s first intersectional think-tank working exclusively on animal law and policy in the country. ALPN was founded in October, 2023 with an incubation grant from India Animal Fund. As of March, 2024, ALPN is a not-for-profit company registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013.

ALPN’s mission is to advance the development of legal policy in the field of animal law through research and advocacy. We believe that the welfare of animals is deeply intertwined with human well-being and planetary health. Our research projects are aimed at exploring the interlinkages between animal welfare and other issues like labour rights, environment, climate change, public health, child rights, women’s rights and so on. Our goal is to demonstrate through objective and independent research how the well-being of humans, the environment, and animals is inextricably linked.

If you’re interested in learning more about us, please visit our LinkedIn page.

About the position

ALPN works towards conducting intersectional research on issues in the field of animal law and policy, particularly where it concerns farmed animals. As a Researcher with ALPN, you will be at the forefront of cutting-edge research in this field. 

Since ALPN is a young organisation, you will be involved in setting up various programmes and leading our research projects. You will directly report to the Founder and Director of ALPN. 


This is a full-time position based out of Bengaluru, Karnataka.


The contract will last for a period of one year.


This section is intended to provide an overview of the key responsibilities of the position of a Researcher at ALPN. However, given the fact that the organisation is in its early stages, candidates must be prepared for some changes in the description of their roles along the way. 

Some key responsibilities of a Researcher at ALPN include: 

  • Undertaking high quality legal, quantitative and qualitative policy research on issues related to animal law and policy.
  • Engaging with government officials, civil society, academics and relevant stakeholders for ongoing and new projects.
  • Preparing quality reports, research notes, research papers, and presentations.
  • Ideate and execute new projects, including communication outputs and dissemination of those projects.
  • Write articles, blogs and op-eds, and make explanatory videos on relevant topics.
  • Organise and participate in events, meetings, and consultations with concerned stakeholders for the purpose of ALPN’s work.
  • Assist the Founder and Director of ALPN in activities including but not limited to fundraising, external communications, and designing programmes for organisational growth and expansion.


  • Undergraduate degree in law.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of demonstrable work experience in the field of animal welfare, environment, climate change, public health, women’s rights, child rights, labour rights, access to justice, or any other related field of research. A postgraduate degree will be counted as one year of work-experience.



  • A broad knowledge of animal law as a discipline. 
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work streams with meticulous attention to detail, deadlines, intersections and dependencies.
  • Willingness to travel for work.


  • Postgraduate degree in law, ethology, public policy, or other related fields.
  • Experience in interacting with government officials, civil society organisations and academia.
  • Experience in fieldwork, qualitative, and empirical research.
  • Prior publications in journals and newspapers. 

What you can expect from us

  • Remuneration: INR 8-10 lakhs per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Other benefits: In addition to the remuneration, ALPN offers a well-being allowance of Rs. 24,000 per annum to all its full-time staff. 
  • Leave Policy: ALPN offers 24 days of paid leave per year.
  • Working days: Monday-Friday with one optional work from home day per week.
  • Working hours: 40 hours per week with 12 PM to 5 PM as core working hours and the remaining hours being flexible.

Interested in joining us? 

To apply, please upload PDFs of your latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a published or unpublished writing sample on the link given below. 

The form also contains a few questions for you to answer. Responding to these questions should not take more than 30 mins of your time but will be incredibly helpful for us to evaluate your application. 


All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM IST on 31 May, 2024. No applications submitted after the deadline will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be notified latest by 16 June, 2024. We express our inability to respond to all applications.


Queries may be sent only through email, titled ‘Query - Application for Researcher’ addressed to

ALPN is an equal employment opportunity workplace and is committed to fostering a safe, healthy and inclusive working environment that enables all our team members to work without fear of prejudice, bias, discrimination, bullying, and other forms of discrimination at the workplace.

If you are interested in the position but do not meet all the criteria, we still encourage you to apply.

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