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Job Description

The 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 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 such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, Edinburgh University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Centre for Disease Control, etc.

CHRF is expanding its Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Genomics team and seeking skilled and motivated Molecular Biologists and Microbiologists to join our dynamic team. As part of our team, you will work extensively in the microbiology, molecular biology, and sequencing lab. You will analyze results and generate comprehensive reports, providing actionable insights, and contribute to the organization's growth and success.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and qualifications to hr@chrfbd.org. Please mention the position name in the subject line. Applications must be submitted by 22 July 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

CHRF is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Required Candidate Profile

  • Master’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, genetic engineering or any related field.
  • At least one year of working experience in a research laboratory will be preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of microbiological and molecular biology principles and techniques.
  • Proficiency in aseptic techniques, sample handling, and culture-based methods for microbial isolation and identification.
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques, such as nucleic acid extraction, PCR and qPCR.
  • Working experience with sequencing techniques will be a plus.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, both within a team and with other stakeholders.


Starts at BDT 45,000 (negotiable based on the experience and/or qualifications of the candidate) + festival bonuses+ provident fund


Microbiologists, Molecular Biologists will be part of our Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genomics team, who collaborate to conduct the following:

  • Receive, document, and organize clinical microbiological samples according to established protocols and standard operating procedures.
  • Conduct initial specimen processing, culture-based isolation of microorganisms using conventional microbiological techniques, and characterize microorganisms using standard biochemical tests, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
  • Utilize molecular biology techniques to microorganisms for detail characterization, including nucleic acid extraction, PCR, real-time PCR, etc.
  • Prepare sequencing libraries from clinical samples, including DNA or RNA extraction, library preparation, and quality control.
  • Collaborate with bioinformatics and data science teams to ensure proper storage, and transfer of sequence data. Interpret and analyze the data with their help to generate reports and communicate findings to relevant stakeholders.
  • Handle and process samples with strict adherence to safety guidelines and maintain accurate records of sample handling and processing.
  • Follow established protocols and workflows for sequencing library preparation, sequencing, and data analysis.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in the literature for specific projects, molecular and sequencing methodologies, and bioinformatics tools.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment used for molecular and genomic analysis, ensuring optimal performance and accurate results.
  • Collaborate with other members of the team, including laboratory technicians, data scientists, and clinicians, to ensure efficient workflow and accurate reporting of results.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss project progress, challenges, and findings.
  • Participate in team meetings, project meetings, and continuing education activities to enhance knowledge and skills.