Position Vacant for
Microbiologist

About CHRF
Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) is a non-profit research organization in Dhaka, Bangladesh, registered under the NGO Affairs Bureau. Founded in 2007 by a multidisciplinary research group, we operate with the core mission to improve child health by facilitating appropriate policy decisions on treatment and prevention of infectious diseases through quality research and advocacy using available resources. We conduct research in four hospitals (Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dr. MR Khan Shishu hospital, Chittagong Ma-O-Shishu Hospital, and Kumudini Women’s Medical College) and five microbiology laboratories around the country. We collaborate with different international organizations like World Health Organization, Edinburgh University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), etc.

 We invite application for the position “Microbiologist” to work with our core research and diagnostic team.

Job location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Employment term: Fixed-term/Regular

Vacancy: 1

Salary range: BDT 45,000 – 55,000 (depending on the experience and/or qualifications of the candidate)

Benefits: Contributory provident fund and festival allowance (Eid, Puja, Christmas, Baishakhi)

Key Responsibilities

  • Processing of clinical samples from a range of sources
  • Identifying microorganisms, using a variety of identification methods, including conventional and molecular techniques
  • Following the Good Laboratory Practice and comply quality control in procedures
  • Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating new techniques and processes
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records
  • Executing basic analysis for research studies
  • Planning and organizing resources and activities
  • Writing research findings and preparing reports
  • Keeping up with new research and relevant literature
  • Liaising with colleagues from other scientific and non-scientific departments
  • Observing, monitoring of laboratory activities and traveling to site labs
  • Taking care of laboratory Equipment’s & Logistics

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • M.Sc. in Microbiology
  • At least one year experience of working in diagnostic and/or research laboratory
  • Must be highly organized and be particularly attentive to details
  • Must possess problem solving, critical thinking and management skill and be able to work independently
  • Must be enthusiastic to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and be willing to take initiative.
  • Good communication skills are important
  • Have capacity to supervise junior colleagues

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV (1 - 3 pages) and letter of motivation (1 page) by February 19, 2019 to hr.chrf@gmail.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. At CHRF, we believe in an equal opportunity for all. We will consider all qualified applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender or disability status.