Vacancy Announcement

Senior Research Associate

BRAC James P 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 to not only impart knowledge but also to act as a center of excellence in knowledge creation through research and training that connects with practice. BRAC JPGSPH is looking for Senior Research Associate.

No. of vacant position:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work areas to be covered:Public health, Health systems, universal health coverage and health security, ‘prepare-detect-respond’ for infectious disease outbreaks and containment of AMR, health sector corruption, informal sector providers and drug shops.
  • Conduct literature review; develop proposals, write reports/executive summaries/policy briefs/manuscripts independently or with help from the supervisor.
  • Develop and pilot data collections tools and finalise with the supervisor.
  • Recruitment, training, deployment and supervision of Research Assistants and data collectors.
  • Organise, coordinate and supervise field data collection activities including data collection by self.
  • Ensure quality of data collected; data management using tabs
  • Analysis of data using relevant software e.g., SPSS or Stata; preparation of 2X2 and 2X3 tables and significance tests; interpretation of data.


  • The candidate must have MBBS (preferably from govt. medical colleges) + MPH (preferably full-time course); qualification on field epidemiology (e.g., short courses offered by IEDCR, icddr,b) will be an added advantage.
  • Candidates should have at least two years experience in Quantitative research and use of relevant tools for analysis of data; use of community engagement/vulnerability assessment tools for infectious disease outbreaks; experience of work in disaster/refugee situations; and experience in organizing research dissemination events.
  • The applicant must have sound knowledge and experience in writing reports (in English) independently or under minimum supervision(samples to be attached); publication in peer reviewed journal will be an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work with teams.

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 anyone 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: Senior Research Associate

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