Research Assistant (Adv#89/2024)

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Research Assistant (Adv#89/2024)

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. As a values-based organisation, icddr,b encourages women and people with disabilities.

The Laboratory of Environmental Health under the Health Systems and Population Studies Division has focus on studies on environmental microbiology related to the ecology and epidemiology of diarrheagenic organisms. Emphasis has been on studies on monitoring of drinking water, wastewater and faecal sludge treatment plants.

Position Descriptions:
The Research Assistant will report to the Principal Investigator and will be responsible for performing laboratory tests; sample processing, and inventory of laboratory chemicals and media with the objective of conducting high-quality lab research within the guidelines of organizational values and guidelines. S/he will be involved in –

  • Process environmental samples collected from different Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTPs) at Rohingya Camps Cox’s Bazar and Bhasanchar.
  • Perform laboratory tests and experiments following the protocol of the affiliated research project.
  • Isolate and identify enteric pathogens from different environmental samples.
  • Perform molecular detection and identification of pathogens by Culture, PCR (both conventional and Real-Time).
  • Carry out techniques for measuring various physico-chemical parameters.
  • Prepare project progress report for submission to supervisor.
  • Revise reports based on feedback received from the supervisor.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor or Masters in Biochemistry / Microbiology / Biotechnology with good academic records.
  • At least 1 year of laboratory experience in the identification and detection of enteric pathogens by culture and molecular biological techniques from environmental samples; 3 Years of experience for Bachelor’s degree holders.

Location: Mohakhali Campus, Dhaka

Number of Posts: 03

Contract Type and Duration:

  • Short-Term Contractual Service Agreement: The initial duration will be 5 months with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and performance.

Salary & benefits:

  • Tk 37,661/-per month (consolidated) inclusive of house rent and conveyance allowances;
  • Festival bonus, income tax paid by icddr,b and subsidized canteen; Transport and daycare facilities are subject to space availability.

Notes of attention:

  • Only short-listed candidates shall be invited for written test/interview;
  • The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised;
  • icddr,b does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Interested candidates who fulfil the requirements should submit online applications using icddr,b website: by March 31, 2024.

Dhaka, Bangladesh
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