Research Associate – DIRD GROUP

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
Employment Status
Work at office

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
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

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

Apply Procedure
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Application Deadline : 13 Dec 2020