Vacancy Announcement

Research Fellow

BRAC JamesP Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) at BRAC University was established in 2004 as an international educational and research institution focusing on the integral areas of teaching, research, and services. The goal of the School is not only to impart knowledge but also to act as a center of excellence in knowledge creation through research and training that connects with practice. We are looking for a Research Fellow for the School.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Work areas to be covered: Health systems, universal health coverage and health security and health promotion, social science aspects of ‘prepare-detect-respond’ for infectious disease outbreaks andcontainment of AMR, One Health, health sector corruption and innovation for containment, informal sector providers and drug shops
  2. Be responsible for, and provideassistance and support to the qualitative research activities of the team (e.g. proposal development, literature review, research design and methods,develop data collection tools etc.) under the supervisor
  3. Plan, implement and supervise field data collection activities; recruit, train and supervise junior team members for data collection; tab-based data collection and management; ensure data quality and research ethics integrity in the field
  4. Analyses data using software (e.g., atlas-Ti), interpret findings, draft report for sharing and getting feedback from supervisor and relevant stakeholders as needed; finalize report, present findings in national and international conferences/ িseminars/ workshops etc. to discuss and update research findings.
  5. Develop manuscript for be reviewed by the supervisor and finalize for submission to Journals; prepare policy briefs, notes,info graphicsas needed; plan & organize dissemination events related to research projects such as policy dialogue, seminar, stakeholder workshop, TV talk shows etc.
  6. Provide any other support as needed by the supervisor.


  • MBBS (preferably from govt. medical colleges)or MA in Medical Anthropology+ MPH (preferably full-time course); if MBBS, incumbent should be well versed in medical anthropological methods and tools including use of relevant software for data analysis.
  • Candidates should have 3/4 years’ experience in qualitative research methods and use of relevant tools for analysis of data, but should also have basic understandings of quantitative methods and data analysis; use of community engagement/ vulnerability assessment tools; experience of work in disaster/refugee situations (e.g., Rohingya refugees); experience in interacting with high level policy makers and practitioners in public and private sectors, and
  • Should have proven skills in writing reports (in English) independently under minimum supervision(samples to be attached); publications in peer reviewed journal as principal author or co-author is essential

Salary: Attractive salary package will be offered for truly deserving candidates.

Benefits: As per the policies of BRAC JPGSPH.

Special information: We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

How to apply: Interested candidates are advised to submit application through or if any one is unable to apply online, send an application with a complete CV to: by May 30, 2019. Please mention in the subject line of your email: Research Fellow

Only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview.All tests & interview will be held in Dhaka.