Research Officer

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

icddr,b is a Bangladesh-based international health research institute that strives to solve key public health problems through high-quality scientific research and innovation. As a values-based organization, icddr,b encourages women and people with disabilities.
Health Systems and Population Studies Division focuses on conducting research on the implementation of Pocket Colposcope for cervical cancer screening. The research aims to improve early screening and diagnosis of cervical cancer in low-resource settings through machine learning tools.
The Research Officer will report to the Associate Scientist and will be responsible for writing scientific reports, protocols and manuscripts within the extent of the organization's guidelines, visiting field sites and collecting both qualitative and quantitative data, processing data and data management works of the Programme; analyze and visualize performance of the data; analyze and interpret data and carry out logistic and administrative necessities. S/he will be involved in:
  • Conduct literature review, analyze data and draw scientific inferences;
  • Create a detailed research design and methodology to achieve the study objectives;
  • Estimate requirements for financial and non-financial resources based on research methodology;
  • Develop study protocol and circulate new protocol drafts internally and externally, seek feedback and modify accordingly;
  • Monitor and evaluate the interventions; Identify and apply appropriate sampling scheme and study design for surveys and interventions respectively;
  • Preparing of coding instructions;
  • Coordinate with the Research Administration for approvals for research-related activities;
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative interviews; transcript and analyze data using various software
  • Monitor and coordinate the project-related activities and staff,
  • Prepare presentation slides and presentations in different scientific forums;
  • Write study reports and articles for peer-reviewed journals.
Required qualifications and experience:
  • Master’s degree in Public Health/Statistics/Social Science/Epidemiology/Development Studies from a reputed institute with excellent academic records.
  • At least 3 years of experience in public health research and field implementation with strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills in English.