Positions: Research Physician (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF)

About CHRF
Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research, advancing scientific knowledge and promoting science education among diverse audiences. CHRF is registered under the NGO Affairs Bureau and was 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 (Bangladesh Shishu Hospital & Institute, 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 such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, Edinburgh University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Centre for Disease Control, etc.

We invite applications for the position “Research Physician” to join our team.

Job location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Employment term: Fixed-Term

Vacancy: 1

Salary Range: Starts at BDT 55000/- (negotiable depending on the experience and/or qualifications of the candidate) + festival bonuses & provident fund.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise processing of clinical specimens from a range of sources
  • Liaise and coordinate between the laboratory ,clinical staff  and administration
  • Monitor the operation of diagnostic lab day to day basis to ensure the highest quality of the patient care
  • Ensure strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in all activities
  • Investigate and follow up on issues, problems and complaints regarding the service of the diagnostic lab
  • Regularly share the progress and challenges with project coordinators and research investigators
  • Visit field sites across Bangladesh based on requirement
  • Any other activities that might be assigned by the supervisor as when be needed

Required Qualifications, Experience:

  • MBBS degree from a Medical College recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) with completed of internship and with good academic records.  Candidate should have MD or MPhil or equivalent degree in clinical microbiology
  • At least two years experiences in pediatrics and/or in research settings
  • Computer literacy is essential
  • Research experience in studies of mother and child health or infectious disease will be an added advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in Bangla and English, are preferred
  • Skill of problem solving independently and feel free to ask the team, if needed
  • Must be enthusiastic to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and be willing to take initiatives

Core Competency:

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Organizational awareness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Attentive to details 

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by emailing your application to hr@chrfbd.org along with your latest CV (02 pages) and cover letter (01 page) by 28th  September 2023.

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, and gender or disability status.