Vacancy Announcement: Research Assistant/ Research Associate

Published on: 14 Mar, 2024

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: Research Assistant/ Research Associate (Position will be assigned based on the qualifications and experiences) 

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

Duty station - Dhaka

No. of vacancy - 1 posts

Job description:

  • Assist Director/Research Scientist in planning, budgeting, monitoring & evaluation of research projects
  • Conduct surveys, data collection, translation of questionnaires and supervise enumerators during data collection
  • Data entry in Epi Info/SPSS/Survey Solutions or in any other framework as per the need
  • Preserve all the document of the assigned projects
  • Provide logistics supports for successful implementation of the projects and workshops
  • Prepare necessary letters and any documents as required by office
  • Participate in meetings associated with internal scholarly work
  • Present research articles in the journal club
  • Assist to prepare grant proposal
  • Visit study fields when necessary
  • Handle data management of projects



Required educational qualifications-

  • BSc & MSc in Statistics/Applied Statistics (Thesis preferable).


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;
  • Must have sound knowledge on Microsoft Office, Stata, SPSS, R, Epi-Info, Survey Solutions, Surveybe software etc;
  • Preference will be given to those having work experience in public health project/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;
  • Must be experienced in both qualitative and quantitative data collection and management;
  • Fluent at speaking and writing in English.


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: March 25, 2024

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 20,000-35,000 (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 31th March 2024, 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.