Vacancy Announcement: Junior Research Scientist/ Research Scientist

Published on: 21 Dec, 2022

Vacancy Announcement

Global Public Health Research Foundation (GPHRF) is a non-profit organization which aims to improve population health at the global and national levels.  Here at GPHRF we deliver evidence in healthcare through high-quality research and promote healthy lifestyle. GPHRF is committed to enhancing research capacity to address broad challenges in global health including maternal and child health, epidemiology, environmental health, food safety and quality control, evidence synthesis, health economics, and universal health coverage. To deliver this mission, GPHRF is dedicated to the creation of cutting-edge leading research; invention of active partnerships with the government, NGOs, and the public; extensive dissemination of policy appropriate findings; and training of tomorrow’s students, researchers, and professionals.


Post: Junior Research Scientist/ Research Scientist (Position will be assigned based on the qualifications and experiences)


Objective: Support to conduct scientific research on public health issues within the strategy of GPHRF

Duty station - Dhaka

No. of vacancy - 1 post


Job description:

Protocol development: Develop study protocol from concept note as suggested by the director, develop study data collection instruments as required, support Principal Investigator (PI) in seeking ethical approval, develop research questions and apply for funding as suggested by the director in order to ensure timely submission of protocol.

Project Administration: Maintain liaison with stakeholders especially government officials and NGOs, supervise the team, resolve issues arisen in the field, help obtain reimbursement of field team and other activities assign by the PI in order to obtain study objectives with adherence to quality standards and project timelines.

Project Implementation/Management:

  • Support Principal Investigator to implement project;
  • Ensure quality assurance during data collection;
  • Train study team on contents of questionnaires;
  • Supervise data collection process, data compilation for field monitoring ;
  • Participate in staff meetings and provide necessary instructions to project staffs;
  • Prepare documentation and share it with supervisor routinely in order to execute activities in accordance with research protocol.

Scientific Analysis and Report Writing:

  • Provide conceptual insights to statisticians for data analysis as well as for elaborating results;
  • Write and/or review manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and where possible collaborate with scientists and academics;
  • Discuss with all team members' initial reports together for consensus on findings;
  • Prepare final reports and revise reports based on feedback received from supervisor in order to support scientific manuscript creation while developing one's own scientific writing abilities.



Required educational qualifications

  •    MBBS with MPH from a reputed university.

Required experiences

  • At least 1-2 years of research experience (post-graduate research is applicable), including drafting publishable papers, conducting literature reviews, data compilation, and analysis;
  • Preference will be given to those having work experience in public health projects/research activities;
  • Proven experience in survey design using CAPI-based software (Survey solution, OKD, CTO etc), data collection, and both qualitative and quantitative techniques will be an advantage;
  • Strong publication record in national or international peer-reviewed journals in a relevant field is an advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral (Higher IELTS score is an advantage);
  • At least intermediate-level knowledge on applied statistics;
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.


Apply here:

If you think you are eligible for this position, please follow the link and fill out the necessary form, and submit the necessary documents.



Application deadline: Until fulfilled


For Further inquiry:

E-mail: (No inquiries by telephone)



The initial contract will be for a period of 1 year (the first three months will be considered as a probationary period). The job contract will be extended depending on satisfactory performance.



Gross BDT 35,000-50,000 (Negotiable based on position and experience) per month for the entire period which would be payable based on work progress evaluation).


Notes of attention:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not receive any email regarding "shortlist" by 15th January 2023, please consider that you are not shortlisted.
  • The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower/higher than that advertised position based on skills and qualifications.
  • GPHRF does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • GPHRF is a smoke-free office.
  •  No email submissions will be accepted.