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Posted on : March 28, 2019

Application deadline : April 06, 2019

Research Officer with Maternal and Child Nutrition under the Nutrition and Clinical Services  Division (Adv#72/2019)

icddr,b is a Bangladesh-based international health research institute that strives to solve key public health problems through high-quality scientific research and innovation. Policy-makers and practitioners utilize our evidence and expertise to improve health outcomes and prevent premature death and disability worldwide. Established more than 50 years ago, we continue to provide life-saving services to the people of Bangladesh, and to nurture the next generation of global health leaders.Special Information – icddr,b is an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender or disability status.

icddr,b invites applications from suitable candidates for the position of Research Officer with Maternal and Child Nutrition under the Nutrition and Clinical Services  Division. The appointment will be made on a Contractual Service Agreement (CSA) basis for 7 months, which may be extended for further period depending on availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Duty station – Dhaka
No. of vacancy – 1 post
Salary – 46,946/  -(consolidated) per month inclusive of house rent and conveyance allowances. No other benefit is admissible.
Job profile:
Plan, organize and implement qualitative field research WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF conducting high-quality field research WITHIN the guidelines of the research protocols; and organisational values and guidelines
  • Protocol Development: Understand protocols developed by PI; Analyse protocol for feasibility of field implementation; Provide inputs on protocol and methodologies; Create preliminary budgets for protocols; Revise budgets after consultation with Research Investigator; Review protocol for adherence to qualitative research principles and make appropriate suggestions in order to support creation of proposals and protocols with funding potential.
  • Project Implementation: Perform laboratory tests and experiments following the protocol of the affiliated research project that includes: Sample processing; Isolation and identification of bacteria; Detection of genes of interests by PCR, Data analysis etc; Assure appropriate bio-safety measures in the laboratory during testing in order to ensure proper project implementation. Perform molecular detection and identification of pathogen by ELISA, PCR (both conventional and Real Time);Prepare samples for testing ; following SOP; Use appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) during testing; Report results, maintaining strict confidentiality; Store samples from liquid nitrogen shipper for future research; Maintain temperature log for sample and investigator products as well as temperature log in transit through cool box in order to carry out Research Laboratory Diagnostics smoothly.
  • Scientific Analysis and Report Writing: Write initial report, based on one’s own analysis, experience and understanding of the work; Discuss all team members’ initial reports together for consensus on findings; Prepare final report for submission to supervisor; Revise final report based on feedback received from supervisor; Review the manuscript written by Research Investigator and provide feedback in order to support scientific manuscript creation.
  • Quality Assurance: Read latest literature regarding tests and procedures; Review and update quality assurance manual; Train other staff on quality processes; Participate in external quality assurance schemes
Education and relevant experience:
  • M.Sc. in Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology with good academic record.
  • 3 years of experience in relevant field. Experience can be relaxed up to one year in case of outstanding results or experience in laboratory.
Functional competencies:
Knowledge of –
  • Ethical Guidelines
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Processing of Different Biological Specimens
  • Computer Operations (MS Office, MS Excel, MS Power point, Statistical)
  • Scientific Thinking
  • Bio-Hazards, Bio-Security, Bio-Safety and Waste Management;
Behavioral competencies:
Skill on –
  • Organizational and Financial Awareness
  • Drive for Results
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Collaborative Communication
  • Building Effective Teams
Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements should submit online applications using icddr,b website: by April 06, 2019. Internal candidates must mention their Identification Number in the application. Any attempt by candidates or their associates to influence the outcome of an application will automatically disqualify the candidate. Only short-listed candidates shall be invited for interview. All tests and interviews will be held in Dhaka.

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