Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Research Associate (Medical Doctor):James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University

“Research Associate (Medical Doctor)”

James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University calls for applications from appropriate candidates for the position of Research Associate (Medical Doctor) for a period of 6 months, April – September, 2012. The position is subject to renewal based on the performance of the incumbent and fund availability. It is a full-time contractual position at the School of Public Health. If selected, an initial agreement will be signed by the incumbent for completing the full length of the project duration. 

The Research Associate (Medical Doctor) will fulfill the following responsibilities:

  •     Extensive fieldwork both inside and outside Dhaka;
  •     Supervise as well as directly get involved in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data as required from individuals, agencies and institutions;
  •     Liaison with SPH office in providing full assistance and support in making all administrative and logistic arrangements, including workshops, meetings, travel, accommodation etc., and any other arrangements as instructed by the Principle Investigator and/or the Project Coordinator;
  •     Develop project proposals, concept notes, reports and dissemination materials as required;
  •     Develop/translate/pretest instruments for qualitative and quantitative data as required;
  •     Carry out any other duties as directed by the Project Coordinator, Researchers and Consultants, as required by the project;
  •     Work closely with other academic, research and clinical training programs at SPH as required.

Academic qualifications: MBBS degree (internship completed); Postgraduate degrees in Public/Population Health with research experience is an added advantage

Other competencies:

  •     Strong leadership and team-building skills
  •     Excellent writing, speaking and communication ability in English and Bengali
  •     Adequate IT skills e.g., Advanced knowledge of MS office (specially Excel) and SPSS/STATA
  •     At least 1 (one) year of work experience in research and/or health and development field.

Total Salary: BDT 30,000 (consolidated) per month; Additional Travel and Daily Allowances will be provided during fieldwork days as per BRAC University rules and regulations.

Interested candidates are requested to send an application with a personal statement summarizing their relevant experience in a 4 page (max.) curriculum vitae with the name of two referees and contact information to the following e-mail address:

Please mention the position in the subject line of your email: Research Associate (Medical Doctor)

JPGSPH will consider applications till March 25, 2012. JPGSPH regrets to inform that it is not liable to reply to all the submitted applications. Only selected candidates will be called for an interview.

JPGSPH is an equal opportunity institution and female candidates are encouraged to apply

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