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Job Description

Posted on: 27 September, 2023

Apply by: 4th October, 2023

About CHRF

Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) is a non-profit research organization in Dhaka, Bangladesh, registered under the NGO Affairs Bureau. Founded in 2007 by a multidisciplinary research group, we operate with the core mission to improve child health by facilitating appropriate policy decisions on the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases through quality research and advocacy using available resources. We conduct research in four hospitals (Dhaka Shishu Hospital, 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 like 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 Officer” (depending on experience) to work with our core research and diagnostic team.

Job Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your resume  (2 pages maximum) and cover letter (400 words maximum) by 4th October, 2023. You must clearly state in the application which position you are applying for. The cover letter should include a section on why you are applying to CHRF and another section on your strengths applicable to this position at CHRF. Applications without cover letters, or cover letters that exceed 400 words or do not include the stated two sections will not be considered. Email your application to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

At CHRF, we believe in equal opportunity for all. We will consider all qualified applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, or disability status.

Required Candidate Profile

  • Sc. in Microbiology or, Biochemistry or, Genetic Engineering, with at least 3 years of working experience in a scientific laboratory or, laboratory-based project management. Candidates with MBBS in addition to M.Sc. will also be considered and prioritized.
  • Must be highly organized and be particularly attentive to details
  • Must possess problem-solving, critical thinking, and management skill and be able to work independently
  • Must be enthusiastic to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and be willing to take initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Capacity to supervise junior colleagues


BDT 55,000 – 62,000 (depending on the experience and/or qualifications of the candidate) + Contributory provident fund and festival allowance (Eid/Puja/Christmas and Baishakhi)


  • Supervise processing of clinical specimens from a range of sources and/or identification of microorganisms using conventional and/or molecular techniques.
  • Plan, execute, and supervise laboratory activities and analysis for research studies, including maintenance of equipment and logistics, and travel to site laboratories.
  • Write research findings for scientific publication and preparing project reports.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate new molecular techniques in the lab.
  • Plan and organize training sessions for general audience or study-specific personnel
  • Keeping up with new research and relevant literature.
  • Willing to visit field sites across Bangladesh when necessary and work with the field teams