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Research Assistant (Community Development)


Position: Research Assistant (Community Development)
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) seeks applications for a full-time Research Assistant

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

sciences university, with representation of a wide range of international faculty and home to over

900 students from 19 Asian countries. The university is dedicated to teaching excellence in a

liberal arts setting, with a strong commitment to research and scholarly engagement. Further

information about AUW is available at


  • Performing primary and secondary research (qualitative and quantitative) on project activities.
  • Visiting the community and collecting data based on the project’s requirements.
  • Planning and performing experiments and surveys and leading the data collection team at the field level.
  • You will be working closely with the Coordinator of 3CEH and other persons as a team.
  • Organize community-based events like awareness-building campaigns, workshops, rapport-building with the community etc.
  • Collecting, recording, and analyzing data.
  • Interpreting data analysis results and drawing inferences and conclusions.
  • 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.
  • Experience and interest in community or field-based works
  • Have conducted/has been conducting an independent thesis targeting a community/stakeholders
  • Have studied courses related to Health and the Environment
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and conceptual skills to promote community
  • A relevant knowledge and experience in research coordination and administration is also necessary.
  • Proficiency in MS Office; internet research browsers.

Essential Qualities & Skills:

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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.

To Apply:

To apply, applicants should submit their CV detailing relevant qualifications and experience, full employment history, and achievements. They should send their CV with a copy of certificates and names of at least 2 references accompanied by a cover letter describing briefly how they meet the criteria outlined in the person specification. They should also state 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 with the position applied for mentioned on the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.