Research Associate

Job Description

Title: Research Associate

Company Name: Circular economy in Bangladesh's garments industry (CREATE)

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ PhD/MBA/MSc in Business Studies or Economics or Environmental Science or Textile Engineering or relevant fields from a reputed University.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ The five-year long research project compromises five work-packages focusing on mapping the pre-consumed textile recycling opportunities and challenges, baseline study of resource use and waste, firm-level capabilities and costs, evaluation of the recycling initiatives/resources and corporate strategies, leading to policy and strategy formulation initiatives for Bangladesh Government, suppliers, and brands.
∎ Duration of Employment: The contract is for one year. However, the contract may be renewed based on the need and positive performance evaluation .

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Maintain office hours as per AUST rules
∎ Assist in organizing workshops, meetings, and communication with the companies and stakeholders
∎ Perform routine office activities set by the CREATE project and given by the project coordinator/work package leaders/senior researchers
∎ Communicate with project leader, project coordinator, and senior researchers regularly
∎ Visit buyers' offices, supplier and recycler factories, and other stakeholders' for collecting data using interview, survey questionnaire, and observation methods
∎ Record data from the field visit and make database
∎ Transcribe data and share transcripts with senior researchers
∎ Analyze data and draft reports on specific research question, write case studies, and make podcast as well as short reports for media and CREATE website
∎ Assist senior researchers, if necessary, join in collaborative research paper drafting, and support PhD students in data collection
∎ Support project manager in organizing seminars, workshops, PhD courses, and conferences
∎ Perform any other responsibilities deemed necessary to achieve project objectives

Additional Requirements:
∎ Over three years of working experience, preferably research experience, in the garment industry.
∎ Skills:
∎ Have excellent communication skills in both English and Bangla
∎ Can work independently on quantitative and qualitative data analysis, report writing (in English), research paper drafting, and data visualization.
∎ Can write short-case study and news reports on research findings.
∎ Candidates with proven experience of publishing scientific article/case study in peer-reviewed journals would be given preference.
∎ Have command over MS Office, excel, and PowerPoint
∎ Have competency in graphic design, Adobe Illustrator, and other relevant software
∎ Have knowledge on using SPSS/STATA, NVivo or Leximancer or any other relevant data analysis software
∎ Have experience on administering survey, data collection, and qualitative interviews

∎ BDT 80,000.00-100000.00 (gross) per month.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 22 Apr 2023

Company Information:
∎ 28 Mar 2023
∎ Circular economy in Bangladesh's garments industry (CREATE)

Category: NGO/Development


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