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Posted on : May 11, 2016 Application deadline : Until filled
Senior Director, Health Systems and Population Studies Division

icddr,b, an international public health research institution based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has a 50-year history of innovation. Its research agenda reflects the full spectrum of global public health challenges affecting people living in poverty. In addition to world-class research, icddr,b provides vital humanitarian services, and has a strong record of knowledge translation, policy influence and training.

icddr,b invites applications for the position of Senior Director, Health Systems and Population Studies Division.

Job Profile:

The successful candidate, reporting to the Executive Director is a seasoned and strategic executive with an international reputation for excellence in biomedical or social sciences.  The position will be responsible for leading and effectively managing a team of research staff to guide and implement a thematic, transformative research agenda which currently encompasses the achievement of universal health coverage, examining the health consequences of climate change and the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases.  He/she will be expected to ensure translation of research to influence national and global policies, achievement of excellence in priority research areas, provision of services that leverage research, and development of relevant institutional capacities.  In addition he/she will lead a portfolio of training activities aligned to our research priorities. Working closely with other Senior Division Directors, he/she will develop a cutting edge program of externally funded research that takes advantage of the synergies presented by icddr,b’s superb field sites, clinical facilities, and laboratories.


The successful candidate will have a Doctorate in a relevant scientific discipline and will have a strong publication record in international scientific journals. He/she will have a strong track record of receiving external financial support for his/her research.  He/she will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience leading a program of research in areas aligned with the Health Systems and Population Studies Division.


icddr,b offers an internationally competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars. The employment contract is for an initial three-year term with possibility of extension.

Application instructions:

Interested applicants should submit applications with curriculum vitae to directorHR@icddrb.org, indicating their educational qualifications, job experience describing the nature of duties and major accomplishments, last salary drawn and three references.   Please also enclose a one page cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you consider yourself suitable for the role.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For detailed information about icddr,b, visit our website: www.icddrb.org.

icddr,b is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.