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Research Assistant (Academic)


Position: Research Assistant (Academic)
Unit: Center for Climate Change and Environmental Health (3CEH)
Reports to: Director of 3CEH
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Chittagong (BD)
Deadline: April 7, 2024


The Asian University for Women (AUW) is hiring a full-time Community Development Officer.

AUW is located in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, and is a US-style liberal arts and

sciences university with a diverse faculty and over 900 students from 19 Asian countries. The

university is committed to teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting and has a strong focus on

research and scholarly engagement. You can learn more about AUW at


  • Performing primary and secondary research (qualitative and quantitative) on project activities.
  • Identifying sources of funding, preparing research proposals, and submitting funding applications.
  • You will be working closely with the Coordinator of 3CEH and other persons as a team.
  • Planning and performing experiments and surveys and leading the data collection team at the field level.
  • Collecting, recording, and analyzing data.
  • Interpreting data analysis results and drawing inferences and conclusions.
  • Keeping up-to-date with research/policy developments.
  • Using research results to write reports, papers, and reviews and presenting findings in journals and conferences.
  • Collaborating with research teams, industry stakeholders, and government agencies.
  • Collaborating with Finance, procurement and other departments of AUW.
  • Executing all assigned and relevant tasks of 3CEH

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a B.Sc. or B.A. degree from a regionally accredited academic institution. Candidates who will be graduating soon are also eligible to apply.
  • Capacity and experience in writing any format of research papers (e.g. Thesis, Journal articles, book chapters, policy papers etc.)
  • They must possess excellent interpersonal and conceptual skills to promote community development.
  • A relevant knowledge and experience in field-based research is also necessary.
  • Proficiency in MS Office; Data Analysis tools (e.g., SPSS), and internet research browsers.

Essential Qualities & Skills:

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills. Having an IELTS score of 7.0 or
  • more will be an advantage.
  • Prior knowledge and experience in research and research methodology.
  • Excellent time and office management skills.
  • Excellent team player skills.
  • Excellent skills in critical thinking and ability to take initiative.

Salary: Attractive.

Compensation & other benefits: According to AUW policy.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter and the names of at least two references. The cover letter should briefly describe how candidates meet the outlined criteria in the person specification, why the appointment is of interest, and what they believe they can bring to the role. All documents should be sent as a single PDF. The application should be addressed to and the subject line should mention the position applied for. The review of applications will begin immediately, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.