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Vacancy for Research Fellow

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies(BIDS) under the Ministry of Planning is inviting applications from bonafide Bangladeshi nationals for the post of Research Fellow.


Name of the Post and Scale of Pay (NPS 2015)

Minimum Qualifications

Research Fellow (RF)

Grade-6; Tk. 35500-67010/-

with admissible allowances.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree, two years of research/ teaching experience excluding the period spent in the Ph.D. program, and two journal publications (of BDS standard)*.


* BDS stands for Bangladesh Development Studies, which is a quarterly journal published by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies.


The candidates are expected to have a background in Economics, Development Studies, and Population Science or related fields. Candidates with experience in Agricultural Economics, Demography, and Macroeconomics will be given preference. Ph.D. requirement can be relaxed for otherwise excellent candidates. Candidates with single-authored or lead-authored publications (of BDS standard) will be given preference.


 Application form can be downloaded from here. Completed application form is required to be submitted electronically to by 31 May 2023. Applicants are not required to send publications or certificates electronically or by post at this stage. An electronically generated acknowledgment receipt of the application will be sent to the applicant. If the applicant does not receive the acknowledge receipt in two days, the print copy of the application needs to be sent directly by post to the Secretary, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, E-17, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207.


Candidates already in service should apply through the proper channel.


The authority reserves the right to accept and reject any or all applications or this appointment process without assigning any reason. BIDS is an equal opportunity employer. Women and those from ethnic minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.




(Dr. Binayak Sen)

Director General

BIDS, Dhaka

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