Research Associate

Job Description

Title: Research Associate

Company Name: DIRD GROUP

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ PhD/EngD in Mechanical/Material/Civil or Geotechnical Engineering
∎ Ability to assimilate new scientific/technological subject matter in different field of physical sciences
∎ Strong organizational, presentation and communication skills.
∎ Ability to generate good quality written reports in a timely manner

Experience Requirements:
∎ Na
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Engineering, Laboratory/ Testing
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s): Research Organization

Job Context:
∎ Bangladesh is going through record growth in GDP placing it amongst the world`s fastest-growing economies and one of the fastest-growing middle-income countries. Its purchasing power parity is now larger than most EU countries. As a result, Bangladesh is investing more than BDT 400 trillion ($500B) over the next 5 years on major infrastructure projects such as the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant and the Padma Rail Link. While Bangladesh has a highly capable civil engineering sector, it is almost exclusively specialized in construction implementation. As a result, the adaptation of new technological developments that are more effective and cost-efficient is not adopted by the industry.
∎ We are looking for a research associate who will help us set the foundations for a new research and development team enabling us to take advantage of emerging and established technologies in the field of civil engineering. The ideal candidate is highly adaptable with a clear passion for new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success. A keen sense of ownership, effective teamwork, and strong communication skills are absolute requirements. The role will also involve collaborative research with Diamond Light Source and the University of Southampton.
∎ DIRD GROUP is a global conglomerate of textile, engineering, software and agriculture companies. We strive to provide sustainable innovations and solutions which have a positive impact on society and the environment. Our mission is to develop new engineering solutions and innovations that make sense for the preservation of the environment, people’s wellbeing and the development of the country.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Lead the scientific research agenda of the Bangladesh Material Testing laboratory
∎ Research relevant new technology and advise management of future direction
∎ Development of full-scale experiments and new technology prototypes in the laboratory
∎ Develop new testing facilities that are commercially viable
∎ Lead/assist in preparing research funding proposals and commercial tenders
∎ Present research in international conference
∎ Publish research in international peer-reviewed journals

Additional Requirements:
∎ The following are desirable:
∎ Strong background in laboratory experimental work, instrumentation, data acquisition and data interpretation in geotechnical/mechanical/material engineering
∎ Knowledge and experience with FE modelling using off-the-shelf software and/or own code
∎ Proven track record of publishing in international peer reviewed journals
∎ Chartered or working toward chartership with an internationally recognized body
∎ Experience of graduate mentoring and team management
∎ Experience with project management
∎ Knowledge and experience with Python/C programming language

∎ USD 38,500 per annum (Discretionary range up to USD 60,000)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Learning & Development: Generous funding will be available to support the attendance of international conferences and scientific workshops. We will also support appropriate courses and other forms of learning to enhance your skills and development.
∎ Annual Leave: We offer a generous leave allowance of 25 days along with a further 13 days statutory and company holidays.
∎ Membership of Professional Bodies: We provide financial contribution towards membership of one professional body.
∎ Work Life Balance: We offer flexi-time and flexible working hours where appropriate.
∎ Relocation: In approved cases, we offer financial assistance for an individual to move house and relocate to Bangladesh. Please get in touch for further information.

Application Deadline: 13 Dec 2020

Company Information:
∎ 14 Nov 2020

Category: Research/Consultancy

: Term 3 Years.Please visit to download the Application Form and apply online.To have an informal conversation about the role, please email [email protected]